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DESIGNERS SELECT Seating Designers share their favorite new chairs and other seating for office environments Jeff Kopecky BuzziSpace: BuzziHive Geiger: Clamshell Coalesse: Emu Pattern Seating Reader Service No. 210 Reader Service No. 211 Reader Service No. 212 Senior Interior Designer Kahler Slater Milwaukee "As far as acoustical seating solutions go, I love the idea of this piece creating a space within a space. It's functional, sculptural, and whimsical without being too silly. I like the slightly curved edges to soften up the overall form, and the slight asymmetrical shape gives it a cozy feel as you enter." "I think the detailing and fit of these chairs is just amazing. The gorgeous veneers and beautiful teardrop form give the chair an unmistakable look without feeling too heavy within a space." "I like the simplicity of this seating collection, and that it is made of a single sheet of material, which is 100 percent recyclable. It's a fun, light, durable chair with a good environmental story." Alison Woolf Castor Design: Biker Stool Viccarbe: Season Mini Haworth Collection: Windowseat Reader Service No. 213 Reader Service No. 214 Reader Service No. 215 Senior Associate Huntsman Architectural Group San Francisco "The Biker Stool is definitely one of the most fun barstools I've seen in a while. The simple and clever design comes in both chair and barstool heights. The leather-lined seat gives it a slightly luxurious feel while still maintaining a utilitarian aesthetic." "This little piece is incredibly versatile. Its handle and concealed wheels allow it to be easily moved around. With two different sizes and multiple color options, it looks great when grouped together, but also makes a strong statement when placed on its own." "Mike & Maaike, a San Francisco-based industrial design studio, designed a swivel lounger with a matching colored base that is both practical and uniquely sculptural. Its optional canopy is perfectly engineered to provide a little privacy in open lounge environments." Jonathan Ward, AIA TOG: Anton Ho Armchair Ilan Dei Studio: Cord Collection Bram Geenen: Gaudi Chair Reader Service No. 216 Reader Service No. 217 Reader Service No. 218 "Open-source programming has revolutionized the tech industry, and now it's having a similar effect on furniture manufacturing. Brazil-based TOG, which has the tagline 'All Creators Together,' allows individuals from around the world to alter designs, such as the Anton Ho Armchair by Philippe Starck." "Perfect for the growing number of tech workers in Venice Beach-now also known as Silicon Beach-in southern California, the fun and durable Cord Collection by Ilan Dei comes in several different cord colors and proves that work can be relaxed and happen anywhere." "The beautiful structure of the Gaudi Chair by Dutch designer Bram Geenen was developed using computer software and then printed on a 3-D printer. A piece that computer programmers are bound to love, the chair resembles hanging chains and weighs just two pounds with its revolutionary utilization of carbon fiber." Partner NBBJ Los Angeles 114 JUNE 2014

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Contract - June 2014
Industry News
Columnist: Financial Management for Firms: Accounting, Billing, and Budgeting
Product Focus: Disappearing Act
Product Focus: Pulling the Wool
NeoCon Preview
Funny or Die
FiftyThree, Inc.
A Steward of History
9/11 Memorial Museum
Designers Select: Seating
Ad Index

Contract - June 2014