Honoring the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Newson Aluminum Chair, 90 years later, is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition.
Construction and Details
- Mesh seat and back are knitted using two components: polyester yarn, which adds color and a soft hand, along with thermoplastic elastomer which provides the structural element
- Back mesh is held in place with fiberglass-reinfoced nylon insert with medium grey or black finish
- Frame is die cast aluminum
- Nylon glides included
- Stacks up to four high
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