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Windowseat Lounge Seating

Industrial designers with the Mike & Maaike Inc. studio won for creation of Haworth Inc.’s fully upholstered Windowseat lounge chair. The chair is suitable for a public or private space and incorporates elements exploring the idea of a sub-architectural space by creating a room-within-a-room.

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San Francisco design team Mike & Maaike have taken walls and ceilings and applied them to a single chair to create a room-within-a-room, wrapping around the sitter to create a unique perspective framed by the canopy. Made in the USA, the Windowseat is suitable for both public and private spaces. Designed as a comfortable refuge from busy hotel lobbies, airports or open office environments, the Windowseat offers the sitter a unique perspective one has never been offered before. As office spaces shift toward openness, a place to escape, think, or relax becomes increasingly important.

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Furniture manufacturer Haworth works with Grand Rapids Foam Technologies of Wyoming, Mich., in creating the Windowseat’s shape. The custom polyurethane foam fabricator uses a diphenylmethane diisocyanate process in overmolding foam padding onto the Windowseat’s rigid steel frame.

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“When you are in the chair, you are framed from the inside out. You can swirl the chair and shift your point of view. That level of control is something you don’t get in a normal lounge chair. ” — Mike & Maaike

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Mike & Maaike:

Where does architecture stop and furniture begin?
Suitable for both public and private spaces, the Windowseat is designed as a comfortable refuge from the hustle and bustle of lobbies, airports or open office environments.

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Windowseat is produced by Haworth as part of the Haworth Collection. – By taking architectural elements (walls and ceiling) and applying them to a chair, we are exploring the idea of sub-architectural space, creating a room-within-a-room complete with its own unique perspective.

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Full upholstery over a foam-padded rigid steel frame. Swivelling steel base with return-to-center. Offered in both open and closed versions with or without ottoman.

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Haworth Collection:

The dynamic Windowseat by San Francisco design team Mike & Maaike offers visual privacy in the busiest environments. A lounge, with or without canopy, and ottoman pieces form a set of furniture fit for airports, lobbies, public spaces, and more. Molded foam over steel frame; offered in four standard Divina Melange grade D fabrics with matching painted base.

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Data:

Name: Windowseat
Type: Chair
Materials:

  • Fully upholstered over a foam-padded rigid, molded frame.
  • Base: Swivel self-return made of steel.
  • Glides: Black plastic.
  • Standard fabrics with matching painted base

Materials Combination: Metal + Fabric, Polyethylene / Plastic / Fiberglass + Fabric, Eco / Recycled / Green
Colour: Mix / Multi Color
Year: 2013

Awards:

  • 2014 – Architizer A+ Awards – Product Categories: +Work – Jury Winner

The people:

Furniture Designer: Mike & Maaike – Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers – San Francisco, California 94123, United States
Manufacturer: Haworth Collection – Holland, MI 49423, United States
Text Description: © Courtesy of Mike & Maaike, Haworth Collection, plasticsnews
Images: © Haworth Collection

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