The world of business works is being treated to a new chair, that intuitively responds to human movement. With only one mechanical adjustment, for height, this new invention’s basic material consists of polymer, a high-performance creation that performs like carbon fiber, however much less expensive.
A Steelcase team of designers and engineers first came up with this idea in 2008, however it was not cost productive to manufacture. In 2016, the concept was tested again and with inspirations from aerospace along with the creation of new materials, less expensive than that of carbon fiber, this new state-of-the-art seating has been born.
The “Silq”, pronounced “Silk” chair will be manufactured in Kentwood’s Steelcase plant and will be available for purchase this spring. Steelcase’s France plant will manufacture for companies located in Europe, the Middle East & Africa by fall.
Prices will range from $970 for the polymer version and $3,000 if made from carbon fiber.