Swiss furniture manufacturer Girsberger has unveiled a versatile concept in Jack. From designer Burkhard Vogtherr, the range offers elegant chairs for the dining or conference table, swivel chairs for the workplace and an easy chair for the lounge. All versions offer surprising levels of comfort, thanks to the latest foam-rubber padding, which allows the seated person to lean back, with a gentle rocking motion, on one of three backrests, varying in height. Optional padded armrests, a footrest and a side table match and complement the Jack line.
The idea behind the Four Brothers project was to make four intact chairs from one wooden plate, with no material waste. All four chairs have a different design so the user can select the design according to their taste and requirements. Using conventional techniques and eco-friendly materials, Four Brothers can be mass-produced using Computer Numerical Control to reduce labour costs and save time. These chairs have low production costs and are suitable for use in performance halls, cafés, bars and even exterior environments.
The Kalea collection from Bedont is designed for restaurants, cafés and other public environments, as well as for home dining areas. The frames are produced from solid wood, the curved back legs are skillfully handcrafted, and the seat and backrest are produced in veneered multi-ply. Kalea’s dimensions and ergonomics make it a comfortable and relaxing seat, approved for contracting as non-domestic seating at the EU Catas Institute.
The DON family is based on great variety. The range includes the DON basic chair, DON armrests chair, DON swivel chair (pictured) and the DON two-height stool. The chairs are constructed using a phenolic resin laminate in both seat and back pieces and are available in ten different finishes, including wooden and plain colours. This high-pressured material boasts high resistance with minimal thickness, however the DON family can also consist of upholstered seats and backs. The chair frames are made from steel and are also available in seven different finishes.
The BOB family from Ondarreta includes two chairs; the BOB steel chair and the BOB wood chair. Designed by Nadia Arratibel, this compact, comfortable range was inspired by Nordic design, especially the wooden framed version, which is available in varnished or lacquered beech, and grained white or black wood. BOB’s metallic frame is available in seven different colours. Its curved seat is offered in a wide range of finishes and can be upholstered in any fabrics from Ondarreta’s sample book.
The Graph conference chair, designed by Jehs & Laub was exhibited for the first time at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The chair features a special form that combines a homogeneous, shell-shaped appeal with a sense of visual lightness. It also achieves a three-dimensional range of motion with an attachment at three points, one of them combined with a flat spring. Graph was honed and perfected for industrial production to become an impressive example of top-level modern conference culture.
Focusing on high-end typographic lounge furniture for the professional markets, TABISSO blends the boundaries of interior design and communication. The chairs represent all letters from A-Z and numbers 1-9, and the set of floor lamps cover more than 20 punctuation marks. They add a personal touch to both work environments and the home. All products are made-to-order from France and chairs are upholstered with fabric or leather in a wide choice of colours. The wooden shell and metal base come in a diverse range of finishing options.
The Individuale set of four chairs by Guido Garotti is designed with the aim to intrigue through its artful composition and complex details. Created using high quality materials and local Italian craftsmanship, ensured the sets endurance and unique personality. Each chair has varying characteristics, from the obvious difference in cushions and colours to the unique features of the wood used for each chair. The highest quality leather, wood and steel are chosen for their narrative and aging properties to create the set.
Ultra Board, manufactured by Dufaylite Group features a recycled paper honeycomb core, sandwiched between 450gsm white facing and has become attractive in the design field for its combination of lightweight robustness, versatility and 100 percent recyclability. Designer Julian Mayor has adopted Ultra Board to make the Angle chair – pictured. Created from a map of a person’s seat, digitalised and sectioned on a computer, then made into a graphic 3D model, each piece is individual and measures 620mm wide, 510mm deep and 700mm high.
The Lima collection, designed by Katerina Zachariades will be on show at The Director’s Cut at 100% Design. Light and playful, the dining as well as the small and large lounge chairs have a shaped seat cushion and timber back. The generous and over-sized seat is a feature that draws the eye and offers added upholstered comfort. Constructed in three elements, base, seat and back, Lima offers the option of natural timber combined with a painted finish.