Originally published in Interiors & Sources

06/01/2008

Sources: Seating

 
Highmark’s InSync, a high-performance task chair designed by Francisco Romero of phidesign, features weight-activated counter-balance technology and combines high design with simple, breakthrough technology. InSync conforms to the user’s body and continually adjusts itself with every movement or change of posture and balance. InSync also features an adjustable floating lumbar, offering increased support, especially to the extensive task user. The 3-D knitted back upholstery comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, making InSync suitable for all styles of décor.
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 The high level of craftsmanship in Dauphin’s Highway Collection can be seen in its distinctive design. Features include a polished aluminum-framed backrest and sleek, sculpted arms. Equipped with a knee-tilt mechanism, Highway will allow the user’s feet to remain firmly on the floor when reclining, without placing added pressure on the thighs. The backrest comes in many different mesh colors or choice of optional upholstery.
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Martin Brattrud’s One Collection was designed by Collin Bury and Terry Walker. The crisp, architectural aesthetics of the One Collection make its styling timeless. One is available in chairs, sofas, benches, ottomans, and tables.
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With dramatic heights that provide comfort and intimacy during study or conversation, Arcadia’s Hush Private affords the opportunity to create private spaces within the smallest of footprints. Available in a range of configurations that include two-person love seats, individual pods as well as large-scale settings, Hush is aesthetically striking and uniquely innovative, providing a multi-purpose enclave for wherever the imagination takes you.
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Karina, Glyn Peter Machin’s second commission for HBF, recalls the mid 20th century designs of such Danish modern icons as Hans Wegner. Each and every component is carefully shaped. Not one straight regular-cut component exists within the whole series. All elements flow effortlessly from leg to arm to back rest, making each chair appear to be a single molded entity—strong, yet almost weightless. Karina is also defined by its exposed tenons, clean lines, light-weight construction, highly detailed curvaceous forms, and floating, finely tailored leather upholstery.
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The Talbot seating collection complements many of the Agati collections and accentuates the traditional as well as the contemporary. With a solid wood frame, vertical slat back, side leg and double center stretchers, and an upholstered slip seat, Talbot chairs feature lower and broader backs—conveying an extra sense of stability and comfort. Talbot chairs are available with or without arms and can be specified in oak, maple or cherry wood species.
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Eurotrend Furniture brings “green” kisses into the U.S. market with its new product: LIPS—a contemporary chair designed and produced by Italian furniture manufacturer Dema. Made with exceptional materials, LIPS is available with an upholstered inner shell and zebrano wood or lacquered back. The wavy shape of LIPS conveys extreme comfort and an aesthetic uniqueness that can adapt perfectly to the most various interiors of homes or offices. Three different versions, LIPS, Medium LIPS, and Upper LIPS are offered.
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 Series One lounge seating by Sukhoi represents a new level of sophistication in metal furniture. Using state-of-the-art construction technology, Series One features a sleek design and beautifully machined billet aluminum side members—the heart of a Sukhoi piece. Interlocking aluminum panels are manufactured with unbelievably tight tolerances and internal steel supports, eliminating any potential for bowing. The collection’s shock absorbing, hand-polished, mirror aluminum frame is upholstered with full grain European leather by Edelman.
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To commemorate the 50th year of the Eames Aluminum Group, Herman Miller is offering the thin-pad products in a custom, limited-edition anniversary white leather. Introduced in 1958 to address the lack of high-quality outdoor furniture on the market, the Eames Aluminum Group was a unique answer to a problem—a signature trait of the designs of Charles and Ray Eames. Fifty years later, it has become one of the most recognizable mid-century modern seating choices for homes and offices worldwide. A special anniversary label will adorn all Eames Aluminum Group thin-pad chairs ordered in 2008.
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 The LOUA-15 “Vegas” chair from Beaufurn pulls together unique angles and curves with a bold comfortable cushion to create a design that’s both enticing and inviting. This modern Italian chair boasts an ebony wood veneer on a beachwood frame and is available in a chocolate or natural finish. Designed by Daniel Rode, the LOUA-15 Vegas chair demands to be noticed, but yet, it’s highly functional and comfortable, making it a great addition to any corporate office or lobby.
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Designed by Jeff Miller for Baleri Italia, the new Littlebig Chair has a 3-D molded plywood shell, cantilevered from the front edge. This new design creates a lighter and more compact look and feel. Lacquered, natural, stained, and  leather finishes are available for the seat with a polished aluminum tube frame and handle. In addition to light and dark oak colors, the shell and legs are also offered in a painted white, black or red finish.
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 Turnstone announces an innovation in collaborative work settings with Alight™, a collection of light-scale lounge pieces. Alight is a perfect entrée into the creative working mindset. The collection was designed to be used in the growing collaborative and team workspaces of the modern office. The unique, circuitous shape and instant mobility of the line sets the stage for creative thinking and a more relaxed working environment. With its small scale, Alight is also highly functional for in-between spaces like hallways or in smaller areas like private offices, cubicles or impromptu meeting spots.
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