Is it time to revamp your employee break room or collaborative lounge area? Consider some of the new designs that debuted at NeoCon 2014 this week. They’ll shift how you think about the traditional office lounge chair. There’s definitely something for every taste, from sporty to modern to zany.
A Catchall Design
The Mitt chair created by Harry and Claudia Washington for Bernhardt Design makes relaxation into a whole different ballgame. This chair is soft as old leather with a baseball mitt shape to cradle the user in a variety or comfortable postures. The decorative loop cord stitching supports the overall “baseball glove” motif. The handle on the back makes it easy to drag the chair around for quick reconfiguration of the lounge area.
The Zee counter stool from Eugene Stoltzfus Furniture Design is made of lightweight but sturdy moso bamboo—an attractive and sustainable material. It has a slightly springy feel to adjust to the user’s shifting weight. There are no brackets, blocking plates, or pins, since these stools are fabricated with computer joinery for precision and durability. With no legs to interfere with the sitter’s own appendages, this stool is another versatile seating option for break rooms, lounges, or meeting rooms with a counter or coffee bar area.
This One’s a Real Gem
The Rocking Chair by SIXINCH is made of thermoplastic molded into a polygonal shape that looks like a funky stone. This is a seat that’s really been taken down to its most basic, primordial shape. It’s available in muted hues like gray (if you like the “boulder” look for outdoor seating) as well as other traditional colors for an office lounge. If you cater to millenial workers or host events at your office after hours, consider the optional interior LED lighting system in a variety of groovy colors.
What new lounge seating options excite your imagination? Let us know in the comments.