Whether we like it or not, these days much of our time is spent sitting; the chair you choose is more important than ever. Looking at aesthetics and sustainability, durability and comfort, here are 4 of the latest to consider – for home or office.
November 24th, 2014
Them Chair by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson for DesignByThem
Them Chair is the latest addition to the growing collection of Australian made timber furniture by Sydney based DesignByThem.
“Them Chair is a modern interpretation of the enduring furniture designs of the 1960’s, inspired by a time when furniture was handcrafted and built to last. We have used the latest technology to reinterpret the design into a reduced form”, says Sarah Gibson.
Subtle modern elements of Them Chair demonstrate Sarah and Nick’s attention to detail, such as the latest CNC technology used to create the high tolerance fittings. Them Chair has the ability to be flat-packed and assembled by the user; functions essential to the global economy, yet uncommon in a product with this level of craftsmanship.
Made with the dense FSC timber, the chair is both aesthetically and environmentally durable.
Materials: Rock Maple Timber
TeamAir, Heavy Duty by ChairSolutions
The new release TeamAir is a progressive step in sustainable design. Featuring ekoosh™ eco-foam, the chair makes use of a major environmental headache: old car tyres. The development of ekoosh™, Tradmarked Foam, by Wellington NZ innovators, means the rubber waste product now has a highly functional use. ekoosh™ is a combination of polyurethane and car tyre, using the ideal formula to retain its softness and comfort without losing any fatigue or compressive properties.
In addition, the TeamAir chair is designed to support anyone, passing AFRDI 142 Rated Load 160kg Multi shift meaning its certified for use by anyone up to 160 kgs for greater than 8 hours a day.
Sabrina by Okamura in collaboration with Giugiaro
Another new release is the Sabrina chair, a beautiful marriage between state-of-the-art technology and a world-renowned design.
Sabrina’s curved and organic form follows the lines long pursued by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Its innovative ring structure is not only aesthetically beautiful, its frame design and mesh backrest functions support the body to ease tension throughout the working day.
Materials: Resins, Aluminium and Steel
DC10 Chair by Inoda+Sveje for Miyazaki Isu
The DC10 is simple yet graceful, exemplifying the Inoda Sveje’s trademark of sculptural beauty. Produced by Miyazaki Isu, it presents the very best of traditional craftsmanship and modern machinery and while not decorated in a classic sense, every small part of the chair’s surface has been treated as a decorative element.
Available in Walnut, Ash, Oak, Beech, Maple and Cherry.
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