Designer Craig Bassam chose a clamshell shape for its purity of form and purpose. The shell is so honest and beautiful in its own right. At the same time, it provides strength and support, without the need for frames or braces." To achieve luxury and comfort without bulk, Clamshell employs an elegant structural shell made using advanced veneer technology.
Functionality: Clamshell is designed to achieve luxury and comfort without bulk. The shell upon which the chairs are based is the underpinning for both the chairХs aesthetic and its function: it provides structural support without the use of frames or braces. Conference chairs offer an intuitive, user-adjustable synchro-tilt, and the wood-base lounge is perfectly pitched for comfortable reclining.
Flexibility: With three distinct design variations and two heights to address the full range of conference, side and lounge chair applications, Clamshell provides the correct combination of comfort and function for individual offices, conference rooms, collaboration spaces, lounge areas and residential settings.
Durability: Clamshell chairs represent an efficient mix of natural wood veneers, commercial-grade metals, composite materials and fabrics to ensure a long, useful life in even highly demanding environments. Solid-wood bases are shaped from walnut or ash using state-of-the-art carving technology.
Aesthetics: Clamshell is a re-imagining of the ways that prevailing ideas of status and luxury are expressed in office chairs. ClamshellХs sculptural, subtly contoured outer shells trace nature-inspired shapes, clad in warm, rich veneer. The comfortable luxury of the upholstered lining creates a soft, fleshy counterpoint to the shellХs rigorous outer form.
Innovation: The ClamshellХs softly contoured shape is based on compound curves found in nature: cuvres that were impossible to replicate in wood until recent advances in veneer molding. This breakthrough allows for shaping veneers without cracking or breaking, while maintaining the veneerХs structure and texture. The upholstery fills the shell in a unique process that creates no visible seam, welt or gap.
Sustainability: Geiger facilities are powered entirely by Green certified renewable energy, making them carbon neutral in the use of electrical energy. GREENGUARD certified