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Rise n’ Grind

From ergonomic workstations to intuitive chairs and prefabricated office units, today’s designers bring improved visions to the office floor.


Awla | Keilhauer  Awla, Keilhauer Awla, Keilhauer

Designed by Austria’s EOOS for Keilhauer, the Awla standing worktable is intended for offices, meeting rooms, lounges, and cafeterias. Available in counter or bar height in three sizes and 10 colours, the standing table boasts a sleek top, solid walnut or ashwood legs, and steel brackets and footrests. Best of all, the table contains an optional power unit with an invisible wire management system, allowing work to occur in an uncluttered and mess-free space. www.keihauer.com   

Lasai Lounge | Studio TK  Lasai Lounge, Studio TK Lasai Lounge, Studio TK

Studio TK’s new Lasai Lounge collection was designed in partnership with Jean Louis Iratzoki of Alki, a furniture manufacturer from the northern Basque Country of Itsasu, France. Handmade using crafted oak and fine upholstered finishes, the single- and double-seated chairs are ideal for reception areas, casual meeting rooms, and common areas of the like. Simple yet thoughtful, the Lasai Lounge collection adds a contemporary flair to Studio TK’s portfolio of office furniture. www.studiotk.com  

 SILQ | Steelcase  SILQ, Steelcase SILQ, Steelcase

A vision 10 years in the making, the new SILQ chair by Steelcase uses a high-performance polymer material to emulate carbon fiber, resulting in a product that responds to the natural movements of the human body. Inspired by aerospace and the motion of a prosthetic limb, the chair is thin, strong, and responsive, resulting in a perfect blend of artistry and flexibility for each individual user. www.steelcase.com  

 Poema | Koleksiyon  Poema, Koleksiyon Poema, Koleksiyon

Furniture that reduces carbon dioxide levels, airborne dust, and pollutants? Koleksiyon’s new Poema modular seating unit does just that. Designed by Studio Kairos, the flexible seat-and-worktop unit incorporates indoor plants into its design to enhance users’ well-being. www.koleksiyoninternational.com 

Jabbrrbox  Jabbrrbox Jabbrrbox

Founded by Brian Hackathorn and Jeremy Jennings, Jabbrrbox seeks to bring privacy to open-area offices. Combining technology and comfort, the 48” x 48” x 90” unit offers an escape for employees seeking quiet and distraction-free work areas. Prefabricated, furnished, fully wired, and available in nine powder-coated metal colours, the Jabbrrbox can be relocated around the office according to companies’ needs. www.jabbrrbox.com  

Trinetic | Boss Design  Trinetic, BossDesign, office Trinetic, BossDesign, office

Boss Design’s new Trinetic task chair has no manual user adjustments. Instead, it uses three independent pivot points along an aluminum cradle to allow the chair to follow, rather than resist, the user. Available with mesh, fabric, or leather seats and backrests, the chair is supportive and comfortable, and perfect for long work sessions.  www.bossdesign.com  

Lox Chair | Coalesse Lox Chair, Coalesse, office Lox Chair, Coalesse, office

Minimal in material and sculptural in silhouette, Coalesse’s Lox seating collection is characterized by its sweeping bucket-style seat. Available in fabric or leather with a polished aluminum swivel base, the chair and stool can be ordered in a variety of neutral and vibrant colours. www.coalesse.com  

Switch | Tayco  Switch, Tayco, Fig40, office Switch, Tayco, Fig40, office

Realized in collaboration with Toronto industrial design studio Fig40, the new Switch panel system by Tayco is a space-saving workstation intended to enhance performance and meet the needs of today’s modern office spaces. The unit is equipped with an electrical system; variable panel heights; laminate, fabric, acrylic, or tempered-glass panel faces; height-adjustable tables; wrap, gable, or ladder legs; and full- or cropped-depth work surfaces. www.tayco.com

Catifa Up | Arper 

Marking the latest addition to Arper’s Catifa line, the Catifa Up chair combines a high backrest, optional armrests, plush padding, and polished or powder-coated aluminum base. The shell can be upholstered in fabric, leather, faux leather, or custom materials according to its planned use, for offices, home settings, conference rooms, and libraries. www.arper.com  

Sky Architectural Wall | Artopex Artopex, office Artopex, office

Artopex’s Sky Architectural Wall collection is intended as an attractive alternative to drywall. Measured on site and manufactured in Canada, the custom units are installed within six to eight weeks without the side effects of disruption, dust, and debris. The Walls are available in multiple finishes and colours, and contain superior soundproofing. They can also be ordered with hanging accessories, work surfaces, hutches for storage, and electrical components, as required. www.arpotex.com  

Astute | Allseating Allseating, Astute, office Allseating, Astute, office

A product with endless possibilities, Allseating’s new Astute chair brings the vision of design firm busk+hertzog to the office setting. The chair is available in over 85 variations, including sled, four-leg, or stool frames; two matte and 14 glossy paint colours; fully upholstered, partially upholstered, polypropylene, or wood seats and backrests; satin or polished aluminum or painted arms; and so…much…more.www.allseating.com  

Evo | Innovative  Evo, innovative, office Evo, innovative, office

Winner of a 2017 Red Dot Award, Innovative’s Evo articulating monitor arm provides ergonomic and space-saving benefits through its minimal components, clean lines, and impressive range of motion. Available in flat white, silver, or vista black, in single or dual options, the Evo arm also contains a cable management system and a rotating head for portrait or landscape viewing modes. www.innovativeworkspaces.com  


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