At NeoCon 2015, the contract market was introduced to Saiba, an elegant executive chair with a carefully sculpted silhouette and sophisticated simplicity of form. Just a year later, Geiger and designer Naoto Fukasawa have expanded upon the success of Saiba with a fully realized family of lounge seating and companion tables, which join the original chair as part of the Herman Miller Collection.
Tokyo-based Fukasawa applied his thoughtful, human-centered approach when expanding the Saiba collection, which now includes the Saiba Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Saiba Guest Chair, and coordinating Saiba Occasional Tables. The contoured high-back Saiba Lounge Chair invites users to settle in and relax in effortless comfort, especially when paired with the cushioned Saiba Ottoman. The Saiba Guest Chair features the same sculptural form and cushioned seat with a smaller footprint designed to work in an office environment as a side chair or as welcoming lobby seating. Featuring a thin top surface affixed to a slender pedestal, Saiba Tables are both minimal and functional, hallmark qualities of Fukasawa’s work.
The Saiba Lounge Chair and Ottoman are impeccably tailored in a curated textile offer and set atop a black or polished aluminum base. The Saiba Guest Chair has wood legs in ash or walnut. Saiba Occasional Tables are offered in three heights and three diameters, with surface material options including back-painted glass, veneer, stone, and laminate atop bases in black or polished aluminum.
Fukasawa’s “Super Normal” design philosophy is beautifully evident in the Saiba family of seating and tables—a furniture collection that’s instantly familiar (normal) and yet goes beyond expectations (super). Each piece offers inherent functionality rendered in tailored, sculpted forms, executed with the superior craftsmanship for which Geiger is known.
At Geiger, why and how things are done are inexorably one—achieving quality through craft, celebrating materiality through elegant simplicity, improving the work environment for individuals through design that endures. Standards of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction set more than 50 years ago by founder John Geiger have driven the company’s growth and continue to inspire people today. Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.