Well known and for a good reason,.Vitra have managed to stay at the top of their game for many a year. Originally known for their license agreement to reproduce classic furniture pieces from world-renowned designers of the last century. Vitra demonstrate that their extremely high quality product and passion to defend design has made them a household name. The iconic classics are only half the story Vitra continue to design and reshape the surroundings with effortless grace. The cool lines and soft contemporary feel radiate places we’d all like to be, just visit a Vitra Showroom for example, is a hard place to leave.
Passionate about design and a great team of individuals, is the reason why Connection Seating has gone from strength to strength. Every time we look around Connection have a new product or a new concept, never one to rest on their laurels this inspiring company are right on the cusp. Embracing workplace change, incorporating new technology and designing products that others are sure to follow. The quality is good the designs are fresh and keep coming and the business is built around a strong environmental policy. We love Connections down to earth approach.
Boss design have designed and manufactured high-quality corporate seating for 30 years. With this kind of longevity boss are at the pinnacle of British design and leading the field as a true sustainable manufacturer. Attaining the Queens award for enterprise in sustainable development 2009. Brian Murray (managing director) has clearly accomplished what he set out to achieve 30 years ago, to combine all the hallmarks of superb international design with the best of British craftsmanship.
Check out the Boss Kruze chair a popular choice for TV shows, BBC football focus, ITV World Cup, APIN Winter Olympics and This Morning to name a few.
Boss goes to show that British design and manufacture is still alive and kicking, and long may it continue.
A fantastic company with fantastic products. Not to mention outstanding design, green credentials and a forward thinking attitude. Orangebox are one of the leading British brands when it comes to the modern working environment, they have paved the way with understanding the different needs of today’s workforce. They have pioneered new definitions of the way we use space and have designed and produced the furniture specifically for these areas and the functions performed there.
All the Orangebox products are designed with sustainability in mind materials and processes are conceived to produce a low impact products with great quality and longevity plus, consideration for the end of life recyclability. Orangebox were one of the first companies to achieve a cradle-to-cradle accreditation.
Interestingly Orangebox research has identified some key points directly related to how we work today
• Work is becoming more collaborative
• Work has more than one node
• Technology is freeing us from the desk
• Employees value good workspace
• Flexibility and agility are key
All in all it’s the different way of thinking that will keep Orangebox at the top of their game.
Now as part of the Boss design group, Lyndon Design has really come of age. All of their soft seating pieces incorporate simple, uncluttered yet classic lines, which seem to fit into any environment. Bringing a touch of domestic ease to commercial environments makes for a relaxed and comfortable feel which can really radiate a warm welcome to guests and clients as well as employees.
The other thing to remember is that these pieces conform to current commercial fire regulations and with a 5-year guarantee are built to look good for longer.
As part of the Boss design group Komac represent a more down to earth offering a fun and fresh approach with simple clean designs but with the quality synonymous with the boss brand.
The Ernest Race classic collection
Race furniture who currently specialise in extremely high end auditorium seating have delved into their archives to reproduce their Classic Ernest Race collection the epitomy of British mid century design.
A little history….from the race furniture website. ‘Race furniture was founded immediately after the Second World War, under the design direction of Ernst Race who before the war had earned a strong reputation for textile and interior design.
Like may designers of the post-war era, Race was inspired by new technologies and materials that had been developed during the war. Furthermore under the government’s ‘utility furniture scheme’ companies were encouraged to work with alternative materials in order to preserve the countries limited reserves of timber and other sacred commodities. His first design for race furniture the BA3 chair utilised recast aluminium from redundant British warplanes. The upholstery was often made from parachute silk.
Over the next 15 years from 1945 to 1960 the company was responsible for producing some of the most iconic designs of the post-war era. In stark contrast to the dreary backdrop of post-war austerity, Race’s designs were characterised by playful use of modern materials and animated form. Many of his designs were named after exotic animals: flamingo, Heron, Roebuck and springbok appeared side-by-side.
Recognition of Race’s design genius culminated in his designs for the 1951 ‘Festival of Britain’ terrace furniture. The antelope terrace chair is still recognised as one of the defining designs of the 1950’s heralding a new optimism commonly known as the ‘New Elizabethanism’
Ernest race designs are collected worldwide and are featured in the museum collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of modern Art, New York.
areabe, are proud to be able to supply the Race Classic Furniture Collection which has been carefully reproduced from archived material manufactured as originally intended using time served expertise, which have been handed down to the present generation.
The areabe. brand represents products designed and manufactured to high commercial quality and relevant strength, stability and ergonomic standards. All areabe. products hold a five year guarantee against manufacturing defects and workmanship. The areabe. brand allows us to source new and exciting products from the vast number of manufacturers and bring the latest affordable designs to our customers. We work closely with manufacturers to ensure high quality standards and to develop new products to fulfil the needs of change.
Designed and manufactured in the UK Cambridge Park take a simple and straightforward approach to quality boardroom and meeting tables. Their passion and attention to detail really shows through on the finished article but what we find truly outstanding is the affordability for such beautifully crafted, high-end products.
Established in 2006 and a relative newcomer to the commercial furniture market Cambridge Park have grown from strength to strength by doing what they do best… Furniture simplified.
A British company with a passion to provide great design solutions for all the products you take for granted but couldn’t live without. Power and data solutions to give you access where you need it, with all the up-to-date connectivity for today’s technology and ergonomic products to make your day more comfortable. All products are tested and quality checked before leaving the factory to ensure customer satisfaction and peace of mind.
Recognised as one of the top 10 companies worldwide that ‘help push design forward’ * Humanscale have proven to develop high performance ergonomic products that solve functional problems in the most simple and elegant manner.
* ID magazine 2004