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HERMAN MILLER GEIGER PRODUCT DESIGN

BassamFellows has created a number of successful new designs for both Geiger International and Herman Miller, resulting in a growing collection of pieces that combine industrial precision with the soul of craftsmanship, an aesthetic for which the BassamFellows brand is renowned.

The Tuxedo Component Lounge Sofa Series is a component system that does not resemble one. The design pares away all the unnecessary bulk of a traditional sofa and honestly reinterprets the structure in a refreshing, elegant way. A fine solid steel structure supports an 'L' shaped upholstered slim shelf, onto which seat and back cushions are supported. Comfort is a key factor, with softly quilted cushions carefully sculpted to cradle the user for correct support, whilst maintaining a sharp, tailored look.

The Tuxedo Classic bears the same seating configurations as its forebear, but without the metal structure. In its place is a larger, upholstered base that sits closer to the floor and is supported on solid wood circular legs. This introduction of wood and a larger upholstery surface achieves a warmer effect, resulting in a more anchored, classic appearance.

The Tuxedo Component Tables use the same pencil thin steel bases of the Tuxedo Sofa Series to support tabletops with soft rolled corners and carved edges in solid wood. Smaller trays can be added to nest on the table for serving and to form a layered table surface. The table tops are sized to use the same module as the sofa series and can be used to replace a seat as a visual break between two lines of seating or can be used at the end of a sofa to form a built-in table, eliminating an excess of legs.

The Bolster Sofa Series marries plush comfort for lounging with ample support for sitting and conversing. The sofa gets its name from bolster cushions: long horizontal cushions that offer support and comfort through layering. The horizontal line of the sofa is emphasized with a long, slim seat cushion made of fiber, feather and down that acts as an inviting topper to the layers of foam and webbing embedded in the seat deck. Oversized arm bolsters with the same construction provide softness while thick back pillows constructed of foam and fiber provide a supportive back sit. The result: a remarkably versatile sofa that synthesizes comfort and sophistication.

The Bevel Classic Sofa Series was designed to simplify the sofa into well-proportioned segments with a sharp, clean silhouette bearing the softness found in a residential sofa. ‘Bevel’ describes the sharp angle cut into the sofa’s back that provides a built-in lumbar support, whilst the ‘Classic’ component refers to it's fully upholstered frame with no visible legs. Soft fiber and down topped seating cushions promote a soft pliable seat for lounging while still offering the correct sit for support and conversation. Bevel Classic is a versatile, human-scaled building block piece with the streamlined simplicity of the Mid Century married with the essential minimalism of the future.

The Clamshell Chair Collection was inspired by the philosophy of architect Eero Saarinen, who believed that the most timeless and elegant furniture was a structural total absent of excess decoration; a design reduced to its very essence. The Clamshell’s shape follows a contour of compound curves found in nature, a purity of form difficult to express in manufactured objects. The shape is beautiful in its own right, but the structural wood shell, made using advanced veneer technology, also belies a purity of function. The hard exterior shell contrasts with a softly upholstered interior, which has no visible seam, welt or gap. The innovative Clamshell portfolio includes selections for individual offices, conference rooms, collaboration spaces, lounge areas and residential settings.

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The instantly classic Tuxedo Sofa also comes in an armless version.

A Tuxedo Club Chair; the softly quilted cushions are carefully sculpted to cradle the user for correct support, whilst maintaining a sharp, tailored look

BassamFellows introduced the Tuxedo Classic, which features a larger, upholstered base that sits closer to the floor and is supported on solid wood circular legs.

The Tuxedo Component Tables use the same pencil thin steel bases of the Tuxedo Sofa Series to support tabletops with soft rolled corners and carved edges in solid wood.

The Bolster three-seater is a remarkably versatile sofa that synthesizes comfort and sophistication.

The Bolster Sofa Series gets its name from bolster cushions: long horizontal cushions that offer support and comfort through layering.

The Bolster Sofa is eminently adaptable and can be configured in multiple formats.

The Bevel Sofa Series is named after the sharp angle cut into the sofa’s back that provides built-in lumbar support.

The Clamshell Chair’s shape follows a contour of compound curves found in nature, a purity of form difficult to express in manufactured objects. Pictured is the high back executive version in walnut.

The Clamshell armless low back side chair in walnut.

Clamshell high back lounge chairs in white ash.

The BassamFellows designed Clamshell collection includes a low back wood lounge chair (pictured in walnut).

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The Tuxedo Sofa pares away all the unnecessary bulk of a traditional sofa and honestly reinterprets the structure in a refreshing, elegant way.