-- Interior Design, 6/16/2009 12:00:00 AM
Herman Miller Setu
Just when you thought the manufacturer couldn't outdo itself in the seating department, Herman Miller introduces Setu, a collection of ergonomic multipurpose seating created by Studio 7.5. The sleek chair features a thermoplastic polymer and ethylene-propylene Kinematic Spine, which allows the back to tilt, lean, and move with the sitter without any additional bells and whistles. With just 14 parts, an aluminum base, and a weight of only 20 pounds, Setu also minimizes environmental impact.
When luxury residential designer Campion Platt and HBF Textiles get together, it's something like the intersection of Park Avenue and Main Street. Or perhaps make that Elm Street, given the green emphasis of the Campion Platt collection's six patterns, made from various combinations of organic cotton, recycled polyester, linen, and sustainable bamboo fibers.
Velvet Ground is made from crushed bamboo. Mountain Tartan chenille is a small geometric in cotton and bamboo-fiber rayon. Rock Ledge and Woodland Terrace are polyester wovens. A linen-polyester, Forest Light is tightly woven for heavy-duty contract use. The toughest of them all, at 99,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs, Rough Terrain bamboo chenille can stand up to practically anything, despite a soft hand.
The clean, minimalist Millennial collection consists of Levels case goods, which incorporate power/data management and electronics docking directly into the surfaces, plus the sleek Peer table for conferencing; all components contribute to LEED credits.
Achella benches come in a fully upholstered square, a seat-and-table combination square, an upholstered round, and a two- or three-seat scalloped bench.
Bigelow Commercial City by City
Striations and subtle patterns define City by City, a new modular collection inspired by breathtaking Asian regions. The carpets come in colors ranging from chocolate and khaki to indigo and slate.
TecCrete is a single-access flooring platform featuring an exposed concrete surface and a proprietary concrete-and-steel composite structure. It's eco-friendly to boot: TecCrete is composed of 58 percent recycled content and is manufactured in a zero landfill facility.
Humanscale Diffrient World
Weighing in at less than 25 pounds, the Diffrient World chair features Form-Sensing Mesh Technology for universal lumbar support sans the external devices normally found on mesh chairs.
Durken Electric Lotus
The company's hospitality division imbues eye-popping color and graphic patterns for the Electric Lotus collection. Nineteen patterns are available for this nylon carpet.
Bretford Intelligent Laptop Cart
The Intelligent Laptop Cart incorporates power management for simultaneous charging, as well as auxiliary outlets. A 20- and 30-unit model are available.
HBF Encircle Lounge
Like its name suggests, the Encircle Lounge series sports rounded backs and corners. The upholstered chairs and sofas rest on stainless steel bases.
The generously proportioned Flit stacking chair features a slim profile formed from a tubular steel frame; its back is covered in knit mesh. Flit comes in three heights: chair, counter, and bar.