Nienkämper enlists Patkau for new collection

The cancellations of trade shows from this year’s calendar of design events has not stopped companies from unveiling new product to the industry. One such example is Nienkämper, which has begun to divulge some of the products it would have debuted at NeoCon later this June in Chicago, including the Patkau Collection.

The creation of Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, the collection includes a bench, chair and unusual office feature that will have an interesting time finding a place in what will undoubtedly be a time of change for office interiors.

Patkau Cocoon

Drawing on their award-winning ice warming huts, the Patkau Cocoon combines organic forms with natural materials into a sculptural presence. Each element is made of curved plywood and wood veneer, the interior is spartan: with a fixed seat and fitted with “ecoustic” panels to provide a quiet space for undisturbed work or conversation.

  • Footprint Dimension: 101 1/2” x 105” x 104”H
  • Bench Dimensions: 16”D x 16”H
  • Seat Upholstery: all standard Nienkämper fabric, leather and COM
  • Exterior Panel Finish: birch plywood stained finish- colors TBD
  • Lighting: 12V pot lights (105 Lumen ea.) x 5 / motion detection switch.

Patkau Bench

Ideal for galleries and public spaces alike, the Patkau Bench is comprised of two solid wood sections which emphasizes the natural beauty of the wood variations and is separated by a central gap, interconnected with a seemingly sculptural stainless steel disc. Comfort is achieved by the gentle slope of the two angled solid wood sections resting on stainless steel hairpin legs. The minimal details and understated forms are key in emphasizing the clean geometric lines.

  • Multiple Lengths: 48”, 60”, 72”, 84”,  96”
  • Seat Depth: 21 1/2”
  • Seat Height: 16 5/8”
  • Seat Material Options: solid oak, walnut, maple (custom solids depend on specific availability)
  • Frame Material: stainless steel rod
  • Seat Finish: standard Nienkämper stains & finish
  • Frame Finish: brushed stainless steel, powder coat satin black

Patkau Twist Chair

Using a patented process designed specifically for the Twist Chair, two layers of Birch plywood are “twisted” to form the complex curves that gives the shell of the chair its characteristic shape and declarative style. Resting on stainless steel hairpin legs, the chair is visually light with a strong sense of timeless style.

  • Foot Print Dimensions: 51” x 30 3/4” x 30 1/2”H
  • Seat Dimensions: 51” x 23 1/2” x 16”H
  • Seat Material: 3mm Birch plywood
  • Frame Material: stainless steel rod
  • Seat Finish: standard stain & finish
  • Frame Finish: brushed stainless steel, powder coat satin black