Get comfortable with Cachet, whose unique “balanced action rocker” mechanism creates the soothing sensation of being seated in an old-fashioned rocking chair. Designed by Peter Jon Pearce for Steelcase, the durable, lightweight chair offers comfort and ergonomic benefits to multiple users of varying sizes, without awkward and time-consuming mechanical adjustments–its back and seat pan respond automatically to any user’s weight and proportions, while hinged legs and a front pivot-point make possible the chair’s signature rocking action. Cachet measures 34 1/4″ H X 23″ W X 20 1/2″ D. Its frame is high-gloss-finished, glass-filled nylon with a polypropylene seat. Available as a 4-leg stacking chair (stacks 25 high) with optional flip-up arms or with a 5-star support on casters. Ideal for office task seating, meeting areas, classrooms, waiting rooms, or cafes.
In 1999, British designer Ross Lovegrove and Bernhardt Design introduced the One chair. This season they join forces again with Go, a sculptural chair that looks like the result of a lucky collaboration between Eero Saarinen and Spiderman. Made of magnesium, which is lighter than aluminum, Go weighs a mere 15 pounds. It comes in white or gray polycarbonate with a seat available in leather, wood, or COM. Go measures 30 1/4″ H X 22 5/8″ W X 26″ D X 17″ SH. Also available is a matching cafe-style table in white or silver. Ideal for residential, hospitality, and office applications.
If you think X99 sounds more like an Indy 500 entry than a new chair, you won’t be surprised that this seating collection looks very racy. Created by Germany’s ITO Design Group in collaboration with Haworth, X99 includes a mid-back task chair, high-back executive chair, guest chair, and seminar seating chair. The executive chair (shown, 38″-43″ H x 26″ W x 25 1/4″ D with a seat height of 16″-21″) and task chair feature a German-engineered three-point pivot mechanism for ergonomic positioning; an automatic free-floating forward tilt; a single-position backstop; and height and tension adjustments. The seat and back are of a soft, translucent chenille polyfilament-blend mesh; fabric and leather upholstery are also available. All metal components, including the five-point caster-mounted base, are aluminum, available in black, silver, or chrome finish. Adjustable arm rests and depth-adjustable lumbar support are optional.
The clearly gorgeous Raster bookshelf by designer Jorge Pensi is made of translucent metacrylate uprights and sliding panels on extruded aluminum tracks, with black or white lacquered wood shelves. It can be used as a shelving unit, container system, or elegant room partition. Raster is offered in two sizes, 70 9/10″ H X 54 3/10″ W X 15 3/4″ D or 70 9/10″ H X 89 3/4 X 15 3/4″ D, with, respectively, 12 or 20 nearly square module/shelves.
Waldmann n Lighting presents the sleek, flexible ValenciaTask Light, a glare-free lamp with a parabolic louverthat spreads light evenly. The head, made ofscratch-resistant precolored ABS plastic tilts 180 degrees, and the fully articulated arm, made oftubular powder-coated aluminum, comes in three styles: single (shown), twin vertical, and twin horizontal. The fixtures are available in standard matte black and light gray orcustom colors. A variety of mountingsystems are offered, including panel and wail brackets, and table bases and clamps. The fixture uses two 9-watt compact fluorescent bulbs (which produce the same output as a 75-watt incandescent bulb but use 77% less energy). Green design becomes a moving experience with Barry Roode’s Round Trip Ticket Collection forDeepa. The 100% recyclable upholstery fabrics are made ofTerratex, a blend ofpost-industrial waste and solution-dyed polyester. The collection features 3 patterns: Windward (shown, top), a pattern reminiscentof boats and waves, is a pleated jacquard available in colorways, 51 1/4″ W with a 12 H x 21 6/10″ v repeat; You Are Here (shown, bottom), a non-directional jacquard damask inspired by city maps, comes in 6 colorways, 54″ w with a 17 3/8″ H x 10 3/4″ v repeat; and Next Stop, designed to evoke a speeding locomotive, is a textu red fabric of boucle yarn with accents in primary colors, available in 6 colorways, 54″W with a 17 3/4″ H x 13″ v repeat.
Blu Dot keeps the office together with Paperclip Home Office Equipment, a 4-piece series that includes Paperclip Desk and CPU Stand. The desk, 29 1/2″ H x 29 1/2″ W X 58 1/2″ L, features a chromeplated bent wire frame with 3/4″-thick birch finn ply top and 1/2″-thick keyboard slide and monitor stand, both of maple finn ply. The CPU unit, a chromeplated bent wire frame supporting 3/4″ birch finn ply shelf, measures 5 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ w x 24″ L.
A millennial hipster version of that nature-mural wallpaper from the ’7os? Designers including Jhane Barnes, Eric Ludlam, Joyce Mast, Dorothy Simpson Krause, and Karin Schminke have contributed designs to Herman Miller’s new Design on Textile (DOT) Collection, featuring original images digitally printed on 100% polyester Resolve boundary screens, rolling screens, flags, and canopies. One of 10 patterns commissioned for DOT, Barnes’s Dune series (shown, above) was inspired by trips to desert regions and is available in 14 variations. Standard Resolve boundary screens, used most often for the series, are available 36″, 48″, and 6o” w; all DOT fabrics, inks, and hardware are 100% recyclable and environmentally safe.
Forget about watching the wallpaper peel. The Late Night TV carpet collection from David Oakey Designs for Prince Street will keep you up for hours. Made of DuPont Lumena with a Protekt nylon soil stain protection, the 19 7/10″ x 39 2/5″ carpet tiles feature subtle, complex variations of hue and shade in 12 colorways, including Double Espresso, Extra Innings, Cramming, Snoring, Broken AC, Stressed Out, Bad Dreams, Loud Neighbors, Barking Dog, Insomnia, The Recount, and Heartburn (shown). Perfect for edgy corporate interiors and clients who work the late shift.
At this year’s Hospitality Design Show, ARC-COM Fabrics introduced 3 new upholstery fabrics designed especially for traditional and transitional settings in hospitality and corporate projects. Wall Street, an elegant reversible pinstripe in 100% worsted wool, is available in 16 colorways (shown, bottom right, in beige). Botany 101 is an impressionistic pattern of leaves and ferns woven from a blend of 75% rayon, 25% polyester with an acrylic/Teflon backing. It’s available in 13 colorways (shown, top right, in persimmon) with a 9 1/4″H x 9 1/4″V repeat. Cyclone, a 75 % rayon/25% polyester blend with a textural pattern of organic pinwheels, is available in 11 colorways (shown, bottom left, in watermelon) with a 9 1/4″H x 9 1/4″V repeat. All fabrics come 54″W.
Get out-with All Tayar’s Rasamny Bench, part of his new Rasamny indoor/outdoor collection from ICF. The bench measures 17 1/2″H x 44 3/10″wxl7 4/5″D and features a natural anodized aluminum seat mounted with stainless steel screws onto an unfinished cultivated teak frame. Matching chairs are also available, making the collection ideal for outdoor cafe seating, cruise ships, and the lawns of summer homes.
Turn things around with Mark Pollack’s new Coloratura Collection of reversible textiles, featuring Beat, a ’50s-inspired pattern of irregular rectangles on a 73% viscose/27% polyester blend, 54″ w fabric with a 6 3/4″Vx10″H repeat. Beat is available in 6 colorways (shown, in bamboo/artichoke).
Tuva Looms goes deep into an exploration pile dimension and contrast with Grooveline, by designers Suzanne Tick and Terry Mowers. The 12′w carpet, made of Dupont Antron Legacy nylon with jute backing, is available in 4 stone inspired colors.
Michael Heltzer’s new KuBis Panel System will delight organization freaks and the organizationally challenged alike. Gridded panels of etched, magnetic stainless steel and aluminum support matching components–shelves and ledges, cork and chalk boards, rows of pipettes used as pen and paper clip containers or bud vases, hanging file containers, mirrors, picture frames, votive candleholders–on metal hooks. Available in 4 standard sizes, with sky’s-the-limit custom options, these panels are sold by the square inch and can be used freestanding on feet or casters, or mounted to walls. Perfect for residential work and many commercial applications, including office (think workstation/space dividers), hospitality, and retail.
Carpet designer Reesie Duncan offers afresh take on basic design principles with Retrospect, a new line of 100% Solutia Ultron VIP fiber floor coverings for Shaw. The line includes Function, a small-scale multilevel pattern cut-loop carpet in 20 colors with a small-tip-sheared tweed texture in a 2/5″ H x 3/5″ V repeat; Form, a medium-scale multilevel pattern cut-loop carpet in 14 colors, featuring a simple grid pattern of tip-sheared squares with a 4 4/5″ H X 4 3/4″ V repeat; and Mode (shown in the colorway called energetic), a large-scale multilevel pattern-loop carpet in 8 colorways featuring a pattern of squares and horizontal bands with a 18″V x 10″ H repeat. Suitable for corporate offices, Retrospect comes in 12′W rolls.
For offices short on space and long on mobility, Versteel offers David Gutgsell’s Tim Tables. Tim tilts, folds, nests, and has 5″ of instant height adjustment. Its tubular steel frame, mounted on wheels, comes in 25 powder-coat colors and chrome. The top can be finished in laminate with PVC edging or in laminate with wood finish in choice of maple, oak, walnut, or cherry. Tim comes in 14 sizes, ranging from 42″-72″L and 26″-34″H, with depths of 24″ or 30″. Transfer cart and leash also available.
Designer Dorothy Cosonas does a double take on simple geometry with 2 new textile designs for Unika Vaev. Look Twice and Wink Again are large scale variations on designs released last year. The sturdy, 54″W upholstery fabrics blend 40% nylon, 28% wool, 14% polyester, 10% rayon, and 8% cotton. Both are available in 12 colorways. Look Twice (shown, top, in denim) has a 27″H x 24″V repeat; Wink Again (shown, bottom, in nickel) has a 27″H x 26″V repeat.
Sharp curves are ahead with S550, a shapely new line from Thonet by German designers Markus Jehs and Juergen Laub. The S550 lounge (shown) features a delicately molded laminated plywood shell, with a beech veneer in natural, lacquered, or stained finish, on a matte steel frame. The lounge, which measures 26″H x 30″W x 30 3/4″L with a seat height of 15 2/5″, is available with a headrest; the piece comes upholstered in Unika Vaev or COM fabrics. The collection also includes an ottoman, coffee table, and side chair.