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Brief Published: 11 Mar 2015

Office Chair Updates: Knoll & Arper

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Knoll and Arper

As highlighted in The Living Workspace, the office landscape is changing as companies look for new ways to boost comfort and productivity in the workforce. Several key furniture brands are embracing this challenge by designing chairs that put flexibility at their core.

  • American brand Knoll's Remix chair follows the movement of the user to adjust automatically, allowing for a variety of comfortable seating positions throughout the day. The backrest is made from several layers to allow for upmost flexibility. An upholstered layer of elastomer covers a specially engineered grid structure, offering a soft and supple support that moulds to the user's position. Enabling further adaptability, the armrests are attached to the backrest rather than the seat, and do not lock in place, meaning they can turn with the user.
  • Italian brand Arper enters the office market for the first time with Kinesit, a technical chair designed for subtle and intuitive functionality. A hidden mechanism underneath the seat responds automatically to the weight and pressure of the user, and alters for optimal comfort depending on individual posture and body type. A concealed lumbar support in the backrest adds further comfort while maintaining the contemporary design. Available in a range of upholstery materials and finishes, it can be customised to suit a wide range of office spaces and styles.

For more on transformable furniture for the modern workplace, see our coverage of Imm Cologne and Stockholm Furniture Fair from earlier this year.

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