Sources: Seating

June 29, 2009

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Sedia Systems introduces the Elitra office armchair. Elitra delivers innovative comfort through a series of elastic nylon strips that replace traditional padding. Relying on gravity and a sophisticated system of synchronized hinges and slide blocks, the chair automatically adjusts to the movement of the occupant without traditional calibration mechanisms. Each element reacts independently and proportionally, continually adapting to the weight of the various parts of the body to ensure maximum comfort.


Humanscale’s Freedom chair is designed to give maximum ergonomic benefits to the sitter with a minimum number of manually-adjusted controls. Once the chair is fitted, no further adjustment is required. The idea is that movement, which is essential for a healthy body, shouldn’t be constricted by locking mechanisms and manual controls. In other words, sitting comfortably isn’t something you should have to think about. Savvy design and superior comfort set the stage for Arcadia’s Achella, an expressive lounge collection featuring straight and tapered lines beautifully counterbalanced with fluid contours. Combining metal, wood and upholstered elements, Achella lounge, love seat and sofa models deliver stellar form and aesthetic brilliance—not to mention a variety of options to realize a purpose beyond simply waiting.
Building on ergonomic science, Haworth created Very, a conference and stacking chair for use in café, touchdown, teaming and seminar spaces, as well as guest seating. Designed by Haworth’s Global Design Team and Simon Desanta, the design goal was to create a chair with a global feel and unexpected comfort. The result is a light scale plastic chair with a perforated surface, offering texture and options of color to suit individual preferences.Japanese designer Hiromichi Konno has created the RIN™ chair as part of Fritz Hansen’s collection for 2009. The Japanese word RIN means an appearance that is stunning, elegant and courageous, which describes the chair very well. With its round shell and integrated arm rest, RIN is light, aesthetic and artistic. An elegant and futuristic chair, RIN is designed to evoke emotions and that invite you to sit in it for hours.
Montis introduces a brand-new bar stool called Mick. With his roguish “lips,” Mick seems to always welcome us with a broad smile. With a seat consisting of two hollow, geometric shapes, the stool gives your body the kind of support you need—providing firm seating despite the stool’s compact size. The small, solid seat is luxurious with beautifully detailed upholstery. You can use any high quality leather cover by Montis to customize Mick to your style. get free product info back to top Designed by Mark Goetz, Stylex introduces Mark 2, a stacker, a stool, and a formal guest chair whose rectilinear frame projects pure elegance. Superior craftsmanship and simple lines belie Mark 2’s utility which expresses itself in wood, fabric and steel. Despite its refined appearance, Mark 2 is a practical and versatile product that may be specified with or without arms; in a bright chrome, satin chrome, or painted finish; and with either an upholstered or wood back.
Dietiker, a leading international brand for design-oriented, high-quality contract furnishings, introduces Quadro by Bruno Rey and Charles Polin. Available in wood or metal versions and as an armchair, two-seater or high-back with headrest, Quadro is a classic, simple chair with a literal twist. Four springs join the seat and back, providing back support with
a responsive feel.The Davos Collection from Coalesse™ is an expression of forms and volumes that effortlessly integrate into the surrounding environment. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett of Viccarbe, the shapes take a fresh approach to “coming and going.” Davos is composed of blocks that can be arranged in endless compositions.
Chris Annas of HBF makes his design debut with the Serene and Solace guest chairs. The simple and delicate shapes of Serene result in an inviting and comfortable chair that cradles the body. Serene beautifully exemplifies crafted wood seating with clean upholstery details. The elegant Solace chair (featured) embodies classic details and quality artisanship. Softened wood edges and tapered legs provide an added sense of simplistic beauty, reflecting the spirit of HBF design.


Conte, a new ergonomic task chair from Dauphin, shines with its harmonious, flowing lines and quiet elegance—creating a dynamic visual impact. Your body will effortlessly find the best sitting position due to the automatic body weight adjustment feature and seat tilting mechanism. Discreetly concealed from view, the mechanism releases pressure from the muscles as you sit, resulting in overall well-being and renewed vigor.


Nienkämper introduces the Granger Chair— designed by David Granger of Australia’s Bang Design—to North America. Lean, green and lovely, the chair combines fluid lines with a minimal use of materials. Constructed from an FSC-certified plywood shell resting on a slender, stainless steel frame, Granger manages to look lighter than air while providing exceptional comfort and strength. In profile, the Granger armchair recalls the graceful curve of a waterfall. An equally engaging armless version enhances the versatility of this seating series. get free product info back to top

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