Exquisite design for the Board Rooms – Graph chair & table
Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub are designers behind Graph’s collection, this exquisite example of German design that perfectly balances aesthetics with the engineering.
For designers Graph can be compared to a stylish car. It reflects the comfort and supports the feeling of self-confidence needed in the high-end executive offices and conference spaces.
In this year only Graph chair was awarded with the Interior Innovation Award at IMM in Cologne, the iF Product Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award 2012, German Design Award and the Australian Good Design Award.
Novelty – motion without mechanics
At the front it is placed on a Y-shaped bearer with powerful, consistently elastic connectors and at the back it is borne by a central leaf spring – the idea that is drawn from the automotive industry. Hence, without any mechanics at all, this generates three-dimensional elasticity in the bearer – a novelty in a swivel chair of this kind.
The Graph table
The chair’s apparently seamless foot section, armrests and seat are mirrored in the Graph table. The interaction of curved and straight areas creates light lines on the table frame which together with the vast spans convey an impression of suspended gravity.
The shape of the under frame profiles provides generous storage space underneath the tabletop.
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