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Chair Collection Targets Higher Education Market - American Seating - Facility Management Product Release


Chair Collection Targets Higher Education Market: American Seating

American Seating
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The Nima family of chairs was developed in collaboration with iconic designer Giancarlo Piretti and targets the higher education market and various contract environments. The multipurpose chair provides exceptional comfort through a sophisticated minimalist aesthetic.

“The key to Nima’s outstanding ergonomics and design aesthetic is its pivot point, which originates at the user’s hip, not the back,” says American Seating Director of Advanced Design Doug Oswald. “The contoured articulating back conforms in harmony with the waterfall-styled seat and allows the user to move naturally at the hip point. This organic movement creates a uniquely smooth ride while also providing the ultimate in support and comfort.”

The chair’s patented articulating back mechanism and other components are intentionally hidden and minimized, letting the chair’s elegance be the design statement. The crisp, smoothly curved seat back is the aesthetic signature of the product and creates design continuity within the entire line.

The chair family offers stacking, mobility, and even fixed options, providing end-users and specifiers the flexibility to reconfigure their spaces as needed. The complete collection will include a full range of height options (counter and bar), leg options (four-leg and sled), base options (pedestal and beam mount), and arm options with or without a tablet.

A sophisticated color palette for the chair’s shell was designed to meet many current and popular interior design trends, from exciting bright blues to neutrals greys and browns. Finishes include four different powder coat options as well as chrome as an available choice for the sled base chair.

Nima’s design and construction complement a variety of other furniture, including standard tables, café tables, training tables, classroom tables, teacher desks, computer tables, study carrels, temporary offices, lab furniture and fixed tables, particularly those from American Seating’s Focus® line.
The chair’s back-on tubular-support frame creates first-in-class durability. Additionally, each chair in the family is engineered to meet American Seating’s time-tested and rigorous quality standards. All products will meet or exceed BIFMA requirements.

With its articulating back, Nima rounds out American Seating’s portfolio of seating solutions with various back options. Chairs in the Acton® line offer a fixed back, and the Us® family chairs feature an inherent back flex.


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posted: 7/30/2015