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Sayl chair by Herman Miller

Sayl by Herman Miller disproves the notion that a reasonably priced chair means offhand design and minimal ergonomics. From the beginning, Herman Miller’s goal was to make a high-quality, beautifully designed, comfortable chair that lived up to our standards and was also affordable. Sayl is that chair.

Herman Miller asked designer Yves Béhar to design a highly affordable chair that would incorporate everything Herman Miller is known for —beautiful design, first-class ergonomics, elegant engineering, and respect for the environment. Béhar, who calls San Francisco home, began by looking at designs that deliver the most with the least. And then he took a look at his city’s best-known landmark: the Golden Gate Bridge.

You will find Sayl soon at Office Boutique 😉

Elitra executive armchair wins the Good Design Award 2009

Designed by Lucci and Orlandini and produced by Lamm, Elitra receives the Good Design Award 2009 by the Museum of Architecture and Design of the Chicago Athenaeum.

The evaluation criteria considered by the American jury were: innovation, frame, materials, functionality and usefulness.

Elitra is an innovative office armchair thanks to an active system of elastic nylon strips which replace traditional padding. This allows the perfect adaptation of the various parts of the body to the chair. Moreover, a special system of hinges and slide blocks allows synchronised adjustment of seat and backrest, simply following the movements of the user.

Managerial Furnishings

There’s a general trend in managerial furnishings?
The difference that exist in corporate cultures, company types, roles and responsibilities determine different models of the managerial office. In a more traditional setting it might be a closed room, but in many cases it is part of an open space as well. Naturally, the furnishings also vary, with prestigious solutions for a forceful image, recognizable design and a high level of finishes and materials, but also simple, functional ranges of products.

In many cases the closed office and its furnishings still have a traditional approach, concentrated on the “piece”, followed by a system of shelving and cabinets reflecting the same general concept.

Furnishings are not only a fundamental component for the functioning of a company, but also help to express its brand and its mission. In short, a low office should be very different from an advertising agency, just as the office of a technical firm will be very different from those of a fashion house. All this influences the design of managerial furnishings today.

For your managerial office you can choose between many kind of office furniture: the classic line as office collection Duca and Conte by DELLA ROVERE, a classic office collection handcrafted in solid wood, hand inlay work and natural finishes. A really “evergreen” furniture

Or the design line as design desk UNO and ZERO by DELLA ROVERE, where design, elegance and functionality characterise the new project which is distinguished by the use of materials which are absolutely original in the office furniture industry.

Office design: divider partitions

Nowadays the divider partition is one of the basic elements of office design. Invented as a tool to border and separate spaces, utilized for the routing of wires, the divider partition has evolved to cover function connected with environmental comfort, but also in aesthetic terms, through new figurative languages.

Office partitions – technical, glazed, modular or cusom-sized, accessorized, functioning as boiseries or mobile – represent the creative challenge for designers of office layout and for those who organize the different areas of office space: reception, group zones, teamwork areas, individual workspaces.

Divider partition becomes a protagonist, redesigning spaces thanks to dynamic, flexible structural characteristics that distinguish it from the substantially static design of the dividers of the past. It creates innovative, multifunctional, comfortable, sustainable spaces. Then, integration of soundproofing materials and climate control technologies make the divider a valid tool that contributes to achievement of improved environmental comfort.

How can I divide and isolate spaces?
We can choose between technical partitions that provides high performance and offers greater design freedom; light or mono-glass partitions that provides new technologies and combinations with differen materials; and mobile partitions composed of rather heavy modular elements.
Mobile partitions are a product without standard modular sizes, custom-made for spaces by selecting from a wide range of finishes, from melamine to laminate, wood to fabric.

Use them in hotels, convention centers but also into schools, universities, health care facilities, banks and offices.

Adi Design for Bea by Fuksas

ADI, Industrial Design Association, which represents the whole Italian Design system, has selected BEA as one of the best products in the triennium 2006/2008. BEA has been included in the prestigious ADI DESIGN CODEX ‘06/08 which represents the excellence of the Italian Design during the triennium and at the same time define the pre-selection to the most important Italian Award “Compasso d’Oro”.

Bea is an ergonomic chair for an operative life in office as at home. In its loaded version, it includes the strictest ergonomic and safety standards (EN, ANSI-BIFMA), while in its non-work versions it becomes a residential lounge chair. An internal frame Zytel 80G33 is covered with double layer of reinforced Pebax. The operative model is characterized by BeaRevo synchron mechanism with seven push & click button to adjust its ergonomic set-up. Indeed, Bea has special features that support the back, especially the lumbar area and also armrests are adjustable in height and inclination. The flexible and soft design belongs to Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas.