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Herman Miller unveils universal table collection

DUBAI, February 10, 2020

Herman Miller, a globally recognised provider of furnishings and related technologies and services,  has announced the Middle East launch of its universal table collection designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based Industrial Facility.

Civic is a comprehensive table collection that lends itself to a wide variety of applications for work, home and hospitality, said the company in a statement.

It includes meeting tables, conference tables, cafe tables, lounge tables, collaboration tables and side tables, each offering a choice of shapes, colours, materials and finishes, it added.

The designer duo create work that balances the need to live a full life with the desire to keep things simple.

British-born Hecht’s contemplative approach and attention to detail complements California-born Colin’s architectural sensibility; together they design furniture and products that relate to the landscapes where they are used.

"We strive for simplicity of use that is not to the detriment of good functionality," remarked Colin. "What comes out of it is a kind of equilibrium where products are relevant and lasting," added Hecht.

The modern world offers almost endless possibilities and it was a desire to find some quiet within this noise that drove designers Hecht and Colin to create the Civic Table range, it stated.

It’s an idea that began when they designed for the furniture system they developed for collaborative work, remarked Hecht.

“We realised there was a need for tables that could deal with customisation and eclecticism - relevant for unique interiors but made from the same bones,” he stated.

This inspired him along with Colin to develop one table base that works for all use without compromising function, cost or variety.

MEA Regional Director Stacy Stewart said Herman Miller was proud to launch its latest comprehensive table collection- Civic Tables with a focus on work, home and hospitality.

Besides Herman Miller, the family of brands includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Design Within Reach, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, Nemschoff.

"Both Hecht and Colin’s design expertise along with Herman Miller's undoubtedly high standard of innovation continues to bring our customers universal high-performance collections across the region," he noted.

"The foundation of Civic is a base design for each table which gives harmony, elegance and coherence to a space, allowing them to be specified across a diverse range of environments, explained Miller.

"Accompanied by table tops with curved edges and fluid shapes Civic encourages people to gather round; it’s collaboration without hierarchy," he stated.

"While visual harmony is at the heart of Civic, this is coupled with a desire to celebrate the diversity of each client and celebrate the diversity of styles across many spaces," observed Miller.  

"Civic pushes the boundaries of finishes through the introduction of lino, marble and soft-touch surfaces. These premium finishes paired with a slim profile edge can elevate a simple table to one which enhances where people work and meet," he added.

Civic Tables will be available to order across the Middle East next month.-TradeArabia News Service


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