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Striad lounge chair by Herman Miller

Herman Miller spotlights five seating collections for the workplace at VDF products fair

Herman Miller is exhibiting five seating collections for work environments at VDF products fair, including the casual Striad lounge chair by Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub that is modelled on ski boots.

The US brand is also showcasing the updated version of its iconic Aeron chair by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, alongside seating designs by Studio 7.5 and Industrial Facility founders Sam Hecht and Kim Colin.

All five collections are now viewable at the VDF products fair platform, which forms part of the Virtual Design Festival and offers designers and brands an affordable way to present their products.

Wireframe Sofa by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Hermann Miller
Herman Miller is exhibiting five seating collections at VDF products fair including Wireframe Sofa (above) and Striad lounge chair (top)

The Striad lounge chair, which is available with a matching ottoman, was developed by Jehs and Laub as a casual seating option for the workplace. It features a rigid outer shell that encases a soft, cushioned inner layer, informed by the construction of ski boots.

Another informal collection on show is the Wireframe Sofa by Hecht and Colin, which is distinguished by its thin, light-weight structure that supports contrasting large, soft cushions.

Aeron by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick for Hermann Miller
The US brand is also presenting the 2016 edition of its iconic Aeron chair

The Aeron office chair that Herman Miller is exhibiting is the 2016 edition, which is an updated version of the original model designed by Stumpf and Chadwick in 1994. It was altered to incorporate the brand's latest technologies to help it respond to a user's posture and movements more efficiently.

Aeron is joined by two other office chairs named Lino and Cosm. The Lino chair is designed by Hecht and Colin with a "wide range of aesthetic options", and Cosm was engineered by Studio 7.5 to offer sitters "a feeling of weightlessness".

Other brands that feature at the fair include Danish brand Muuto, which has launched seven new products including designs by TAFCecilie Manz and Anderssen & Voll.

British brand Modus is also showcasing its latest chairs and sofas, while Austrian brand Vello is exhibiting three of its folding bicycles.

About VDF products fair: the VDF products fair offers an affordable launchpad for new products during Virtual Design Festival. For more details email [email protected].