As with Herman Miller and their OE1 Micro Packs, Steelcase also recognizes that offices are changing. Permanent desks and dedicated spaces are disappearing, and the company sees a need to provide momentary perches for perambulating workers, rather than chairs that they plant themselves in all day. Hence their Flex Perch Stool.
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When not in use, the nesting stools don’t take up much space.
The tilted seat surface naturally provides a grab point, even when they’re nested.
In addition to being fully recyclable, the Flex Perch has a new environmental credential:
“Through a partnership with BASF, Steelcase Flex Perch is the first furniture product that reduces the use of fossil resources through CCycling. This innovation in sustainability transforms post-consumer waste from electronics production, once impossible to recycle into like-new raw material needed for high-quality products – reducing waste and reliance on fossil resources associated with carbon emissions.”
The specific Ccycled™ material they’re using here is an injection-moldable nylon (sexily named Ultramid® B3EG6 CcycledTM) recaptured from waste generated during electronics production—waste that would normally be incinerated. You can learn more about the stuff here.
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