January 10, 2024
5 Task Chairs That Embrace a New Workplace Paradigm
Nuanced production methods conspire with unique aesthetic expression for Vitra’s tenth chair developed in collaboration with Antonio Citterio. Available in three backrest models, the ACX can be specified in compositions up to 100 percent recyclable. A significant refinement of mechanisms and simple assembly allow for a 60 percent reduction in material use and shipping volume.
FULD NESTING CHAIR
Tubular. Atypical. Tone-on-tone. Herman Miller has tapped industrial designer Stefan Diez for the brand’s first nesting chair. The unique Y-shaped architecture reduces material consumption while its textile, knitted to the chair’s exact dimensions, eliminates textile waste. And its slim profile begets stackability that saves the end user space and stress in seating storage.
THE TONE CHAIR
Satisfying ergonomic requirements for the 90th percentile of the population is Teknion’s newest chair that empathizes with a variety of end users—and the planet. Tone is available to be shipped knocked down, significantly reducing its carbon footprint, and incorporates eco-friendly material finishes that enhance tactility while reducing production waste.
THE ATTUNE COLLECTION
Designed in collaboration with Studio Black Box’s Aaron Duke, Attune achieves BIFMA LEVEL 3 certification while making use of an advanced polymer that allows for adaptation to a variety of bodies as it resists impact and flex fatigue. Specifications include two frame finishes, five seat and back accents, and two arm options.
Steelcase is accelerating the office furniture industry’s movement toward carbon neutrality. The brand has expanded its CarbonNeutral-certified chairs to include seven seating lines: Series 1, Gesture, Leap, Karman, Think, Amia, and Series 2. These collections allow end users to progress toward sustainability goals andLEED certification commitments.
This 120 Year Old Brooklyn Building is now a Powerhouse for the Arts
Herzog & de Meuron and PBDW have transformed the 1904 Central Power Station into a nonprofit arts fabrication facility.
6 Trends for the Future of Textiles from Heimtextil
At the world’s biggest fair for textiles, materials and technologies that were once experimental are now mainstream—and that bodes well for the planet.
How Tall Architects Made a Place for Itself in Coastal Mississippi
By being selective with projects and scrappy with materials, Madison and Mark Talley built their community-focused design practice in Ocean Springs.