Thursday, May 19, 2011

DESIGN NEWS: Sayl by Herman Miller

My pleasure to bring these to the blog!!!

Presenting: Sayl by Herman Miller (manufacturer) & Yves BĂ©har (designer)
Design Feature: suspension bridge - frame less back, which encourages full range of movement
Inspiration: San Francisco's Golden Bridge (city where the designer is from)

Side Profile

Upholstered Back

Guest Chair

SAYL has 93% recyclable & eco-dematerialized which means they reduced the amount of material needed.

= less cost and smaller carbon footprint

The material is "stretched from the Y-Tower at the back of the chair just as cables are stretched from the towers of a suspension bridge.” Tension is greater wherever bodies need more support: these areas of SAYL are known as “hinge points.”

Love it! New technology for the furniture design world. What will be next!?

NAMI... Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Global Showroom

Last week I was able to visit the Global Showroom in north Toronto. Global has many companies under their umbrella including: Global Contract, Descor, Offices to Go, GlobalCare, Global Salon, and Teknion! Global's genre of design is for commercial applications from office systems to seating. Please see the below of the tour:

Global's Wind Series..

Descor - Solid wood collection. I think the crendenza is a little to high for the desk, but I love the edging of the desk.

Global Contract- Evolve systems

Great for open office space for small meeting area with storage on left side..

Global Contracts Evolve- pivoting L-shape table also for short meetings.

Global Contract- Bridges benching systems

Love this wall!

Some African figurines decor for the desk

*** New style for the office of having floating desks that overlap the casegoods. Other brands that do this is Inscape with Planna and Watson with the Miro/ Zo combination.

Duet Series- many colours!

Global - Kate chair

This would be great for a small home office!

To see more of their vast Products visit: and you can connect to all their other companies.

NAMI....Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation