The result of much research and design is Public Office Landscape, the first office system to support casual work and provide comfort at the desk, in circulation spaces, and in group areas – all within a consistent design vocabulary. Public elements can be arranged into configurations that express culture and foster belonging-and that can evolve as needs change.
Public was designed to support fluid interactions and spontaneous conversations across the entire landscape, keeping the office in a state of flow, where people are engaged, focused, and able to move freely between collaborative and individual modes of work.
The design behind Herman Miller‘s Social Chair reflects the idea of connection literally and figuratively. With an open, inviting and sleek shape, the Social Chair allows for easy collaboration, interaction and conversation. The unparalleled top surface connects simply with desks, storage units or even other Social Chairs for an easy meeting space or lounge area. Composed of lightweight materials, the Social Chair provides flexibility while accommodating comfortable movement. It not only accommodates movement, the chair provides comfortable support for a breadth of postures and activities. Herman Miller’s Social Chair diminishes the choice between ergonomic seating for the work day and casual seating for lounging or meetings.
The Social Chair plays seamlessly into Herman Miller’s Living Office by promoting productivity, communication, comfortability and constructing a holistic space. The chair not only supports the comfort of an individual, it drives the purposeful interactions that occur at the desk, in communal areas and throughout the entire office that enhance a successful and productive workplace. The Social Chair alongside the the Living Office help create a desired and natural work environment that we look forward to working in each day.