Seating

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about seating

Product • By 14six8 - Architectural Acoustic SolutionsPulse - Acoustic parametric bench

Pulse - Acoustic parametric seating

PULSE is a parametric exploration of individual organic forms and study of how one affects the other to create an architectural statement through unified design integrity and vision. Inspired by the natural form, fluidity and motion of nature it is a journey into the appreciation of spatial awareness within volume and an expression of organic boldness in simplicity, transforming any spatial envelope into an inspiring architectural haven. More

Product • By TeknionSprout Stool & Table

Sprout

The Sprout Stool & Table Collection is the culmination of Danish designer Thomas Pedersen melding classic organic lines with innovative ideas and simple details. The collection is inspired by nature − budding flowers, foliage and branches at varying stages of size and growth. Each can be displayed solo, like a small flower in a bud vase, or be part of a larger arrangement of similar or varying colors and textures. One of Sprout’s alluring qualities is that its sturdily constructed metal trumpet base and support can be finished in any Teknion paint color, creating endless possibilities when married with Luum Textiles upholstery options.Sprout StoolsCounter-height stools with a 24-inch (61cm) seat height and bar-height stools with a 30-in... More

Product • By Atelier PRO architektenThe Mussel couch

The Mussel bank

The idea of The Mussel couch design was originated at our office, which is very close to Scheveningen at the seahore. It was specially designed for the Admiraal de Ruyter Hospital in Vlissingen of which Atelier PRO made the revitalization design and the interior design. The spaciousness, the finishing and the layout of the new atrium makes waiting, in often stressful circumstances, less unpleasant. This atrium is light, the view is green and you can take a seat on this striking piece of furniture, the mussel bank.Vlissingen is in the Dutch province of Zeeland known for its delicious mussels. That’s where the idea came from; designing an interior with a strong regional character. This can also be found in the rest of the interior with t... More

Product • By KnightsbridgeAlfie Chair

Alfie Chair

Alfie, designed by award-winning British designer Sean Dare, is inspired by the 1960s film of the same name. The lounge chair features angular lines complemented with a masculine finish, making it the perfect standalone feature for a meeting room or breakout space. The workplace should be a dynamic environment, designed to foster creativity and encourage the birth of new ideas. Knightsbridge has approached the design of its Alfie chair with this in mind, crafting the piece to feel remarkably reminiscent of the home environment, to help encourage social interaction between colleagues and heighten productivity and the wellbeing of employees. More

Project • By CAPEXUSOffices

Sportisimo

SPORTISIMO is a leading Czech retailer of sporting goods and sport is the key element throughout the company's entire new HQ, which CAPEXUS both designed and built. The company's work environment was designed to be as flexible as possible. Employees can work in offices from anywhere."It's important that offices adapt to the needs of upcoming generations," said Daniel Matula, the co-founder of CAPEXUS, which designed and built the office for SPORTISIMO. "One third of employees today are millennials, and employees under 30 definitely prefer workplaces that can be changed easily, rather than strictly divided offices and meeting rooms."CAPEXUS architects therefore emphasized the variability of the workplace. The new headquarters of the sporting... More

Product • By VondomSABINAS

SABINAS

SABINAS is the new collection of Javier Mariscal for VONDOM.It’s inspired in a fluid organic shape, running away to the straight lines andthe geometry.Its outline looks like dunes, a female curves.This collection goes beyond of playing a role, but suggests a specialfriendship and tenderness relationship with the user.As all collections of the author remits a very mariscaliano formal code.Its comfort as well as its material character permit their use in bothindoor and outdoor spaces. More

Product • By Nuvist Architecture and DesignAkiba Bench & Seating by Nüvist

Akiba Bench & Seating by Nüvist

Akiba inspired by the smoothly branched forms found within nature. We have tried to explore the relationship between abstractness and branch form lines so applied the techniques of abstraction, movement and asymmetry to bring life and identity to a solid line form. Akiba, a superb piece with fluid and straight lines which inviting users to seat and explore a continuous curvilinear lines. Intended for multi-functional use as a bench, table, a surface to touch, to rest on for outdoor and also indoor spaces. More

Product • By Luke HughesCharterhouse stacking bench range

Charterhouse stacking bench range

A classic Luke Hughes design, the Charterhouse stacking bench is designed to allow churches and cathedrals of all sizes to maximise their capacity. They can be carried by two people for simple repositioning and can be stacked discreetly. More

Product • By TeknionFractals

Fractals

Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk for Studio TK, the Fractals™ seating group was conceived with two important criteria in mind: to support the worker and groups of team-based workers in open and collaborative environments, and to provide a modular program that, in its articulation, creates a new level of planning. Fractals includes three simple pieces: a lounge chair, an ottoman/bench and a settee with a lower or optional higher back that creates a degree of privacy. Boldly innovative and visually compelling, Fractals opens up new planning possibilities for contemporary, forward-thinking environments. The surface planes, volumes and modularity of the pieces are intended to create a broad canvas on which to use a variety... More

Project • By Arper SPAPrivate Houses

Villa Wienberg

The intimate Danish summer house, designed by Mette and Martin Wienberg, is a rigorous play of light, material and volume. The design is simple and abstract; the hard lines of concrete and steel are tempered by the warmth of wood, and softened by leather and fur, white curtains, large windows, and soft lighting. The result is a sense of intimacy– a ‘warm cove’, beautiful, functional and cosy, where every family member can find their own space. It is unpretentious and simple, in harmony with tradition. “If you have quiet rooms, the views of the garden look almost like paintings,” Mette says. This portrait of rich minimalism called for very particular furnishings. The chairs would be almost the only true furniture – repeated, in differe... More

Project • By Arper SPAExhibitions

SALONE DEL MOBILE PAVILION 22

Arper participated in the Salone del Mobile in Milan from 4 to 9 April 2017. Our collections were presented in two different exhibition spaces: in the area dedicated to design and in the office section. Pavilion 22 (D20 D24) hosted the biennial event that focused on workspace: Workplace3.0/Salone Ufficio with the exhibition “A Joyful Sense at Work” curated by Cristiana Cutrona. Arper’s 200 square meters stand was dedicated to those collections that best interpret the way we experience workplaces and the interaction between home and the workplace. More

Product • By Arper SPACila

Cila

A simple gesture, a sensuous feel. The fluid form of Cila was inspired by the image of layers of cloth enveloping the body. Its silhouette of smooth lines retains a graphic character from its distinctive curve––the most essential symbol of shelter. Like being protected, like being held. Cila’s easy shape blends into both residential and contract environments and is especially well suited for dining and entertaining contexts. Comfortable yet lightweight, Cila’s plastic shell can be customized in six colors with optional seat cushions or fully upholstered in a range of textures, colors, and styles. Base and leg options include metal legs, wooden legs, a metal sled or a trestle base. Cila is currently in preview with customized or... More

Product • By Arper SPAArcos

Arcos

Design by Lievore Altherr, 2017A classical form, repeated. The Arcos collection is a restrained interpretation of Art Deco’s geometric glamor––without the ornamentation. Though lightweight and quiet, Arcos maintains a graphic presence due to its signature cast aluminum armrests that form twin curves evoking the elegant rhythm of archways in the corridors and walkways of classical architecture. The Arcos collection mirrors its classical source of inspiration in both form and context. Designed with public spaces in mind, the collection features a chair, lounge chair and sofa, all with armrests to accommodate lounge, dining, and waiting room settings. Arcos is designed to be in dialogue with Steeve, Parentesit and Cross to create comforta... More

Product • By Arper SPACatifa Up

Catifa Up

As much a part of Arper’s identity as it is a testament to enduring design, Catifa 53 is the piece that started it all. Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Catifa 53’s graceful curves and sleek, sensuous silhouette are achieved through an economy of materials––and an exclusive manufacturing process pioneered by Arper to synthesize concept, form, and production. Catifa’s iconic shape is ubiquitous in use. Comfortable in both residential and contract environments, the collection has been available in an array of colors, materials and constructions. New for 2017, Catifa Up offers a higher backrest than Catifa 53, with the addition of optional armrests in a new design and plush padding to lend stately comfort and support to boardrooms,... More

Product • By ActiuTNK Flex

TNK Flex

ERGONOMIC design TNK Flex provides two fundamental developments aimed at revolutionizing office furniture at Actiu: an ergonomic design that is based on both the support and interaction of the user. INTELLIGENT backrest Equally culminating comes the transcendance of the intelligent backrest, perfectly engineered to entrench Tnk Flex in the forefront of office chair designs. The automatic orbiting pivot reverts the chair back to its origional position without the user having to manually activate any mechanism. ADAPTABLE backrest The supportive seating structure stems from the adaptable backrest (height, inclination, torque), granting the complete freedom of movement, while synchronously maintaining the c... More