Stripe Chair by Oliver Schick for Skandiform 00

Stripe Chair by Oliver Schick for Skandiform

Stripe Chair by Oliver Schick for Skandiform

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German designer Oliver Schick has created a refined lounge chair for Swedish brand Skandiform that features a surprising rocking mechanism. The way in which Stripe’s plywood shell is attached to the steel base frame allows the chair to smoothly rock without any mechanical suspension. The white or black lacquered metal frame loops around the shell, allowing the user to rock the seat gently...

Biknit by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso 00

Biknit by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

Biknit by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

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Launched in 2011 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Patricia Urquiola’s Biknit chaise longue for Moroso was an instant success and now, this bold, woven design that combines style and comfort is now is coming to the United States for Spring 2013. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Biknit features a tactile, oversized knitted seat that forms both the surface and the structure of the...

Symposia by Nevers Industry 00

Symposia by Nevers Industry

Symposia by Nevers Industry

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With a newly updated web site, Nevers Industries is evolving into a more creative manufacturer, creating custom wood furniture solutions for offices and collaborative spaces. In the spirit of history’s great thinkers, its line of Symposia tables are designed for a host of workplace debates, presentations, and projects. Available in a range of shapes and configurations, tables integrate...

Gesture by Steelcase 00

Gesture by Steelcase

Gesture by Steelcase

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As indispensable as we may find them, personal technology devices such as smart phones and tablets are undoubtedly having a damaging affect on our posture. In response to this, Steelcase have announced a new chair called Gesture, which is designed to provide complete support for today’s workforce. Steelcases’s Gesture chair was designed and inspired entirely by how the human body works and...

Xcora Strand Bamboo Veneer by Teragren 00

Xcora Strand Bamboo Veneer by Teragren

Xcora Strand Bamboo Veneer by Teragren

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Teragren’s new Xcora Strand Bamboo Veneer is the result of years of research and a unique manufacturing process that results in a thin and strong bamboo sheet. Mike Boshart, Tergaren’s President, explains, “To the best of our knowledge our new veneer is the only 0.6mm strand bamboo product currently available in the North American market.” Thin & Flexible 0.6mm Sheet Bamboo for...

Claus Desk by newly relaunched Produce Design Studio 00

Claus Desk by newly relaunched Produce Design Studio

Claus Desk by newly relaunched Produce Design Studio

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First established in 2001 by Marcel Madsen and two fellow RISD graduates, interdisciplinary studio Produce Design relaunched just a few weeks ago with Madsen as principal designer. Its first introduction, the Claus Desk, is a promising fresh start for the New York-based practice. In addition to new furniture designs, Produce will continue to add residential and hospitality projects to its...

Suite Tandem by Encore Seating 00

Suite Tandem by Encore Seating

Suite Tandem by Encore Seating

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Perhaps the first prerequisite of seating for health care venues is that it accommodate multiple shapes and sizes. And, of course, it must be versatile, readily amenable to the varied traffic flows and changing configurations required in hospital waiting rooms, doctors offices, and long-term care facilities. On both of those fronts, Suite Tandem by Encore fills the bill. Suite Tandem is...

Eve Modular Lounge Seating by Beaufurn 00

Eve Modular Lounge Seating by Beaufurn

Eve Modular Lounge Seating by Beaufurn

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“We’re giving designers the flexibility they need for their projects,” said Bill Bongaerts, president of North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer Beaufurn. The company recently introduced the Eve Lounge, a new collection of modular seating for contract interiors. “The Eve Lounge is as at home in a corporate office as it is in a hotel lobby,” added Bongaerts. Four modular components...

The Egyptian Folding Chair by Ole Wanscher 00

The Egyptian Folding Chair by Ole Wanscher

The Egyptian Folding Chair by Ole Wanscher

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Originally designed in 1957, Ole Wanscher’s Danish design classic, the Egyptian Folding Chair, is inspired by Ancient Egypt and Thebes. Ole Wanscher’s folding chair exudes dignity and power. The design has been in and out of production over its 55-year history, but is now firmly back in production with Danish manufacturers Carl Hansen & Son. Lightweight but sturdy, a saddle-leather...

Stash by Watson Desking 00

Stash by Watson Desking

Stash by Watson Desking

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Stash is a handy piece of office furniture by Watson Desking, which is designed for storing away everyday work space clutter. Stash by Watson Desking is designed for mobile workers who appreciate a clutter free work environment. Made form a folded sheet of steel, Stash’s simple design and compact outer dimensions make it perfect for high density open plan office environments. The primary...

Ovate by Arcadia 00

Ovate by Arcadia

Ovate by Arcadia

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Given its adaptability, design, and comfort, Ovate deserves an ovation. The modular contract seating from Arcadia makes a style statement with its oval-shaped back, sleek surfaces, and ultimate versatility. Individual Ovate components add up to almost any configuration, making it a perfect choice for healthcare, lounge and reception, public seating, and hospitality and retail. Modular Contract...

Versity by David Fox Design for Teknion 00

Versity by David Fox Design for Teknion

Versity by David Fox Design for Teknion

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Award-winning product designer David Fox has teamed up with office systems manufacturer Teknion to launch Versity, a line of single-, double- and triple-seat sofas and complementary tables for the contract furniture market. The Versity line is one of several new workplace product lines launched by Teknion this year With visual and ergonomic appeal in mind, Fox began the design with observations...

Fractal Vanities by Hastings Tile and Bath 00

Fractal Vanities by Hastings Tile and Bath

Fractal Vanities by Hastings Tile and Bath

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Fractal is a collection of irregular-shaped vanity cabinets by New York-based brand Hastings Tile and Bath. As well as being visually striking, Fractal’s offset design also provides additional storage space. The narrower section of the vanity favors the passageway, while the wider portion maximizes the storage capacity. The offset shape also provides an extra slice of surface space on the...

Camp Daybed by Stephanie Hornig 00

Camp Daybed by Stephanie Hornig

Camp Daybed by Stephanie Hornig

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Having recently been relegated to a horrid hotel couch, I understand the beauty of a good daybed. When designed well, daybeds can accommodate guests with comfort and style—sometimes even with a touch of whimsy. UK-based designer Stephanie Hornig offers Camp Daybed as an antidote to the typical daybed fare. Unique and clever, Camp Daybed literally ensconces the user in its midst, while also...

Pro chair series by Konstantin Grcic for Flötotto 00

Pro chair series by Konstantin Grcic for Flötotto

Pro chair series by Konstantin Grcic for Flötotto

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Since its launch last year, Konstantin Grcic’s Pro chair for German school furniture manufacturers Flötotto, has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award as well as the Interior Design Innovation Award. The Pro school chair by Konstantin Grcic for Flötotto has an S-shaped polypropylene seat that promotes active sitting. Also suitable for commercial and residential use, the innovative...

Little Perillo by Martin Ballendat for Dauphin Home 00

Little Perillo by Martin Ballendat for Dauphin Home

Little Perillo by Martin Ballendat for Dauphin Home

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Designer Martin Ballendat and Dauphin Home have followed up their award-winning Perillo Lounge Chair Collection with a smaller, svelter, and, by some accounts, more charming incarnation: Little Perillo, “similarly sculptural, but more compact, achieving the same inimitable organic and emotional lines.” Little Perillo is a Versatile, Whimsical Addition to the Perillo Line Little Perillo is...

SiteScape’s Barristro Collection by Justin Brouillette 00

SiteScape’s Barristro Collection by Justin Brouillette

SiteScape’s Barristro Collection by Justin Brouillette

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SiteScape’s Barristro Cafe/Patio Seating smacks of Frank Gehry meets Dr. Seuss. Or, perhaps I should say, Gehry meets Seuss outdoors in a stiff wind. Innovative Aesthetics and Weather-Proof Durability Come Together in SiteScape’s Barristro Chairs The welded, stainless steel chairs exhibit a curvaceous silhouette reminiscent of Gehry’s iconic Wiggle Chair, while embracing a whimsical...

The Aero Bench by Davis Furniture 00

The Aero Bench by Davis Furniture

The Aero Bench by Davis Furniture

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Launched in 2003 to critical acclaim, the Aero Bench by Davis furniture is a design classic that has won multiple awards, including the Red Dot Award in 2004. The Aero Bench by Davis furniture offers a clean alternative to public seating that can be used both indoors and out. Available in 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 seat configurations, the Aero bench features a refined extruded aluminum construction...

Wood Design Collection by Reed LaPlant 00

Wood Design Collection by Reed LaPlant

Wood Design Collection by Reed LaPlant

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Oregon-based designer Reed LaPlant is a master craftsman of the old school variety. Employing locally-sourced and reclaimed materials, LaPlant creates beautiful, timeless wooden furniture—the kind that withstands both domestic and natural upheavals, and is thus passed down across the generations. Customized Tables, Credenzas, and Benches by Reed LaPlant The designer describes his style as...

Queen Mary Bar by Seed Furniture 00

Queen Mary Bar by Seed Furniture

Queen Mary Bar by Seed Furniture

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Inspired by the bar in the captain’s room aboard the first Queen Mary luxury cruiser built in 1936, Queen Mary Bar by Seed Furniture is “a classic piece with unexpected options.” Like its namesake, Queen Mary Bar features holes on top, which were once used to keep bottles upright in turbulent seas. Unlike the maritime source of its inspiration, however, Queen Mary Bar includes some rather...

Foster Collection by Allseating 00

Foster Collection by Allseating

Foster Collection by Allseating

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Allseating is broadening its scope. The task chair specialist is entering the healthcare market with Foster, a new lounge collection that includes patient, guest, and lounge seating, benches, and tables. Designed by Cesar Fernandes, Foster Collection features a streamlined aesthetic that “takes its cue from residential and hospitality design.” Comfortable, Clean, and Streamlined Lounge...

Kate by Global Total Office 00

Kate by Global Total Office

Kate by Global Total Office

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Global Total Office knows that today’s contract settings value style. The company’s Kate series now includes a Four Legged Armchair and Ottoman, along with the two original Medium Back Tilter and Swivel chairs. The expanded line with its non-swivel base makes Kate ideal for many applications. Ergonomic & Chic Contract Seating The two adjustable-base Kate chairs, Tilter and Swivel, pay...

Un Stool by Studio PARCHITECTS 00

Un Stool by Studio PARCHITECTS

Un Stool by Studio PARCHITECTS

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Part of a larger vision to create flexible furniture for small spaces, Un Stool by Studio PARCHITECTS combines two green materials, eco-plastic and sustainable plywood. Constructed of 100% post-consumer & pre-consumer recycled plastic waste such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, plastic bags and flowerpots, Un Stool also includes an inset piece made from sustainable plywood. The two units...

Homework by Tomas Kral 00

Homework by Tomas Kral

Homework by Tomas Kral

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The sturdy Homework desk by young Slovakian designer Tomas Kral features a handy cast aluminum collar for storing desk clutter such as documents, papers and photos. The folded aluminum trough that lines Tomas Kral’s Homework desk can be used for storage and display. An aluminum cloth is placed over an ash frame table and then folded down around the edges to form a storage trough. Sandwiched...