Due to gravity, the parts of moving objects that contact the earth are under constant duress. Regardless of their constant and thankless workload, for most variations a high level of expectation is placed on form in addition to function. Designer shoes, car rims, and tires are strong examples. In other words, a proper ground contact should be architectural; having a single unified overall design, form, or structure.
Furniture design is a modern art form representing substantial investment, however the furniture caster has eluded similar scrutiny to date. Utility, construction and economy are familiar constraints cited for this. In fact, the average caster on today's premium office chairs, consisting of plastic discs pressed onto a thin metal axle (6 components total), costs less than twenty cents each to produce.
With more than 70 engineered components per caster, including two high-precision chrome steel radial ball bearing assemblies, Enso was developed from the belief that furniture casters should complement and complete the design of the furniture they mobilize. Further, that it's possible for casters, like great architecture, to move emotionally as well as functionally.
To learn more about the inspiration, the technology (including its unparalleled load capacity), and the manufacturing pedigree behind Enso casters, please follow the links below: