Every body. Everywhere.


Active, lively and versatile. Tough and adaptable. Air-cushioned or with shaped wooden shell. Available in two-sizes for office use and in six sizes as a school chair. With five frame variants and many different colours: JUMPER is a chair for people of different sizes and perfect for many applications from school through to office use.

Design: Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel (*1945) is one of the most influential architects and designers of the present day. His buildings have changed the face of architecture worldwide. Among many other awards, he won the Pritzker Prize, the Nobel Prize for architecture. However, Nouvel, who was born to a family of teachers, does not only design buildings. His workshops also create furniture and everyday objects: a table A door handle. Loudspeakers. And now a chair: JUMPER.

Sophisticated design 

When architects design furniture, their starting point is the space in which it is to be used. It is this holistic approach that makes JUMPER by Jean Nouvel so impressive.  

JUMPER is characterized by its organic, flowing lines that give it its active appearance as well as its versatility. From the side, it looks a little like an insect that could jump off at any moment: agile and always ready to react. This dynamism reflects the spirit of the age and enthuses the user. 

 What is more, JUMPER’s ergonomic shape supports the natural sitting posture and keeps its users moving while sitting – whether short or tall, whether in school, at work or in a meeting.


Cradle to Cradle Certified™

JUMPER Air Active is the first school and office chair to be awarded Cradle to Cradle™ Silver certification. Together with PantoSwing LuPo, it is therefore the most sustainable chair currently available on the market.

▶︎ C2C Product Scorecard JUMPER Air Active


Colour and material


Air-cushioned or shaped wooden shell

JUMPER Air’s dual-walled polypropylene seat shell makes sitting particularly comfortable. The napping on the seat and back surfaces ensures good grip; at the same time, it reflects the light and gives the attractive impression of a changing surface. The perforations on the seating surface make the chair even more comfortable to sit in. The chair is easy to pick up and transport thanks to the heart-shaped grip hole.

The shell of the JUMPER Ply is made from stained, moulded beechwood. The seat surface is painted with a non-slip paint. This in no way affects the look and feel of the wood. Here, the heart-shaped grip cut-out is located in the top part of the backrest.

Uplifting colours

 Alongside its shape, a chair also expresses itself through its surface. For JUMPER, Jean Nouvel has chosen, fresh, uplifting colours from the VS range and also added a motivating traffic red – just as this active, inspiring chair deserves.

▶︎ Plastic colours (Air seat shell)
▶︎ Wood stains (Ply seat shell)
▶︎ Metal colours (Four, Meet, Active and Level tubular steel frames)

JUMPER can be ordered from the second quarter of 2019. 

Upholstered and with armrests

Some JUMPER models are available fully or partially upholstered and with armrests. These include most of the lecturer’s and teacher’s chairs and multipurpose chairs as well as the chairs for nursery school teachers, which can be adjusted to particularly low seating heights. Dual-coloured coverings are also possible for all models. This makes it possible to create particularly attractive effects.




To see examples of the chair in use, click on the image. Click here to start the 360° tour “JUMPER in the classroom and staff room”.



▶︎ Prospekt JUMPER school chairs (PDF)

▶︎ Prospekt JUMPER multipurpose chairs (PDF)