Client: Steelcase Inc.

The construction process is advanced and the overall design shows a very clever construction technique, while the design language displays rugged comfort, ease-of-use and flexibility. The four-legged, stackable side chair from the Cachet line features a balanced action rocker mechanism, allowing individuals to gently recline as the seat flexes. The chair's reclining ability relieves pressure on back discs and sitting bones. Comfort without adjusting a mechanism makes for easy use, stacking and storage.

"This design flies in the face of so much furniture, especially seating, that is based entirely on superficial appearance. Here is an honest design that expresses its function with no visual tricks. Without controls and adjustments it adapts to the user through a very clever mechanical motion." - Niels Diffrient, FIDSA

Contact: Bruce Smith, IDSA,
Steelcase Inc.,

Credit: Pearce Research and Design and Steelcase Inc.