NeoCon 2016 Product Recap: Seating
1. The Bernhardt Design trio of Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr, and Manel Molina hit upon a simple but tricky premise: The chair as intermediary between architecture and the human body. That concept manifests in Arcel, Lievore Altherr Molina’s multipurpose model that’s not too hard and not too soft.
2. Tour Ottoman for Bernhardt Design.
3. Laura Modular Lounge Series for Davis Furniture.
4. Add some sunshine with Lievore Altherr Molina’s stackable Catifa 46 chair for Arper, now in an updated palette; mix or match the legs, shell, and upholstery colors for added pop!
5. Collaborating with ITO Design, Haworth unveils Fern, modeled after the plant for which it’s named.
6. Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak conceived Topography, a tactile panorama of shifting planes and changing colors that puts relief texture underfoot for Mohawk Group.
7. B-Free gives designers tools to create multifunctional spaces: personal touchdown spots in work zones, collaborative nooks in social areas, etc. for Steelcase.
8. Sharing space with Magnuson Group, the Italian seating specialist makes its NeoCon debut with Isidoro 76, a stackable barstool spawned from Favaretto & Partners’ Isidoro chair series.
9. UPIS1 for Interstuhl.
10. Anabela Chan’s Feather polyester-nylon by Bernhardt Design.
11. Keilhauer fuels the fire with Doko, a collection from Observatory founders Cutter Hutton and Ayako Takase.
12. When you’ve collaborated for more than 30 years, you start to think alike. Such is the symbiotic relationship between this office specialist and Michael Vanderbyl, who join forces once again on the Conexus work/lounge chair for HBF.
13. Cholten & Baijings’s Ottoman Collection for Moroso.
14. Alex Akopova’s Zip modular chairs in Bernhardt textiles or COM accented with zippers and belting leather by Bernhardt Design.
15. The multitasking Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings teams with Moroso on an inspired collaboration, dubbed Ottoman.
16. Keilhauer fuels the fire with Doko, a collection from Observatory founders Cutter Hutton and Ayako Takase.
17. Five years ago this month, Markus Jehs and Jurgen Laub unveiled Ginkgo, and the seating series was an immediate hit for Davis Furniture.
18. Markus Jehs and Jurgen Laub, the German industrial and interior design studio, drew inspiration from the construction of a ski boot in creating their Striad lounge chair for Herman Miller.
19. The influence of Japanese origami is evident in the geometric grooves of FF’s seat and back for Itoki Corporation.
20. Anya Sebton’s Area Radius seating units for ICF Group link via magnets for easybreezy reconfiguration.
21. Juel chairs and stool in polypropylene and beech by Jasper Group.
22. Doni chairs in polypropylene with beech or polished aluminum legs by KI Furniture.
23. Chirp Guest chairs in cold-rolled steel and Designtex’s Melange polyester in Lead by Encore Seating.
24. Little Perillo chair in wool and polished aluminum by Dauphin.
25. New Studio president David Allan Pesso makes seating the star of Moto, a modular system that supports collaboration and fosters interaction for JSI.
26. For those who refuse to be ergonomically correct, Twixt forces the issue by Safco Products Company.
27. Zenergy Swivel Ball for Safco Products Company.
28. Remember Sit ‘n Spin, the self- descriptive plaything that left you in a whirl? Henner Jahns and Holger Zerfass help recreate that experience in a more professional setting with Atomo for Martin Brattrud.
29. Inspired by an elegant summer cocktail party, Christophe Pillet’s Kira collection encompasses an armchair, a lounge chair, a footrest, and porcelain-topped tables by Emuamericas.
30. Aiming to personalize task seating, Berlin-based Deisig Design invented Solve, a chair that adapts to the user’s movements in order to provide responsive, all-day comfort for Hon.
31. Alex Akopova’s Zip modular chairs in Bernhardt textiles or COM accented with zippers and belting leather by Bernhardt Design.
32. Michael Young’s Lancaster chair in powdercoated die-cast aluminum and ash by Emeco.