Commercial Furniture Designers Do Residential – Part 1


One of the fun things you learn when you frequent the websites of major office furniture companies is that they like to blur the lines between business and leisure. Most of the big players made their name in the contract furniture industry. But they just can’t resist showing off their design capabilities on the home front too. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at what these companies have to offer in the way of pieces that blur the line between commercial and residential. Let’s start with a few of Haworth’s crossover pieces:

The Haworth Collection features offerings by premier designers and engineers from places like Italy, France, and Germany. This LC6 table from Cassina would look at home in a conference room or an ultra-modern living room. The enameled steel base can be provisioned in matte black or light blue. The floating top is available in crystal, textured glass, or ash (stained or natural).

In Autumn of 2011, you’ll be able to give your business guests a brand new seating experience with Ginger. This swivel chair would also be ideal for a home library while the fixed version can be used as part of a dining suite. Its foam cushioned seat is covered with topstitched leather for comfort and sophistication. An ash and steel frame offers durable and attractive support for this finely crafted seating option.

A little less glamorous but imminently practical, the Cuba sofa is like a fine cigar – you can enjoy it for the whole evening. The covers on the cushions are removable, making it ideal for areas where you expect heavy traffic to take a toll. This item can blend in with the décor in a reception area or in a living room.


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