The new Around task chair by Justus Kolberg is intelligently designed, simple yet beautiful, incorporates many different innovations.
“My main inspiration for the structure of Teknion’s new Around chair is the architecture of modern stadiums, today’s stadiums are often open structures covered by a thin, organic-looking skin that creates an open volume or space as opposed to more traditional building with walls and a closed roof. Around translates this concept into a fluid form wrapped in mesh or fabric, from front to back, and without an exposed frame to create a hard edge. The result is a sculpted profile with a light, dynamic look and a tactile experience that’s in sync with the character of contemporary work cultures.”
said Justus Kolberg, industrial designer.
Around’s innovation is further shown in its synthesis of minimalist design, unique mechanism and flexible membrane seat pan, which offers the seated user an advanced degree of comfort in a slim profile. The optional lumbar element on the upholstered chair works behind the back-wrap to provide easy to control, non-traditional lumbar and thoracic support. The seat back and arms have been cleverly designed utilizing a Quick-Snap concept. This enables the chair to be shipped knocked down, providing options for efficiently shipping product worldwide, then quickly attaching the seat back and arms at the job site.
Contemporary and comfortable, Around can be built up with the features – and price – required depending on users’ needs. Optional features including seat depth adjustment and lumbar element serve for focused task work but can be omitted for short-term use. With simple, easy-to-use operations and weight-balancing synchro-tilt mechanism, Around is appropriate for use around the office, from workstation and desking environments to meeting rooms, training rooms and touchdown settings.
Around has been tested to ANSI/BIFMA standards, meets DfE (Design for the Environment) guidelines, meets Greenguard and BIFMA e3 level 2 standards and meets a user weight capacity rating of 136 kg (300 lbs.)