New modular seating system offers inspired flexible solutions

A new and innovative modular seating system has been pioneered by Komac; a brand within the Boss Design Group. Designed to take flexible design to new heights, Raft+ offers specifiers thousands of layout configurations – from classic and distinctive, to fun and organic – with each solution designed to breathe life into office and hospitality settings.

Raft+ is available in straight and curved single, double and triple units, benches and corner pieces. With choice of two back heights – 1100mm and 1400mm – together with two base options, this pioneering system delivers ‘create and connect’ versatility. It provides specifiers with creative licence to bring fresh inspiration to their projects.

Raft+ is an evolution of the popular Raft range. It not only lends itself to the modern office environment, inspiring both collaborative and private spaces courtesy of high back units, it is equally at home in café bistro settings with traditional banquette configuration.

Julie Skipp at Komac says: “Thanks to Raft+, specifiers can now meet the brief for multiple locations from one single collection, without compromising on style or quality. Whilst Raft+ is the perfect auxiliary piece to a variety of other seating products, it can also create a stunning centrepiece in its own right. We are confident that this unique collection will bring a whole new dimension to flexible design.”

Boasting a solid hardwood frame, all Raft+ modules feature integral lumber support for ultimate comfort. With a choice of individually polished aluminium legs or plinths, and with optional power and data connections, Raft+ facilitates the flexible design of any space. Raft+ comes fully or part assembled for ease of installation with linking mechanisms also featured.

For further information contact Komac Headquarters: +44 (0) 1384 455570 or the London Showroom: Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7253 0364. Alternatively, visit www.komac.co.uk

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Unique self-adjusting task chair from Boss Design

Designed to facilitate flexible working in the office, Mea is a new and unique task chair from Boss Design that combines a luxurious upholstered design with outstanding comfort and ergonomics.

Incorporating a weight-balance synchro mechanism to offer dynamic support; Mea assists flexible working by reducing the number of manual user adjustments, whilst also fulfilling the need for more sophisticated conference chairs to accommodate longer meetings.

Available in high-back-executive or mid-back options, Mea can be upholstered in any fabric and a wide range of leathers. In addition, fabrics, colours and textures can be mixed across the chair to provide a contrasting aesthetic. With the option of veneered outer shells, Mea can offer a classic look, distinctive to other task chairs in the market. A polished aluminium four or five-star base, as well as a Polymer five-star base in black completes the available options.

Mark Barrell, Design Director at The Boss Design Group comments: “Mea is an exciting development that fulfills the need for products that deliver an aesthetic to complement the general move towards softening the workplace. Reducing the number of manual adjustments will meet the demands of the flexible office, but importantly, this is delivered without compromising the ergonomic quality of the product.”

Bearing all the hallmarks of Boss Design’s engineering quality, Mea represents a new generation of task chairs from the leading manufacturer that pioneer self-adjusting technology to facilitate flexible working in a modern office.

For further information contact Boss Design Headquarters: +44 (0) 1384 455570 or Boss Design London Showroom: Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7253 0364. Alternatively, visit www.boss-design.com

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Knightsbridge Furniture Helps Create a Calming Ambience

With its carefully-chosen colours and comforting upholstery, seating provided by Knightsbridge Furniture is helping to create a calming and welcoming atmosphere in Roseberry Park, a specialist mental health hospital in Middlesbrough, run by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

The winner of several RIBA and BBH design awards, Roseberry Park provides adult and older people’s mental health inpatient services, children’s learning disability respite services and medium and low secure accommodation. With 365 inpatient beds, the facility comprises a series of self-contained ward units clustered around landscaped courtyards: the single, en-suite bedrooms are on the ground floor and have access to secure gardens and recreational areas.

‘Much care and thought has gone into the design of Roseberry Park,’ says one visitor, whilst another comments on the ‘…effective use of natural light with clever accents of colour.’ The sofas and chairs have been chosen from the extensive Knightsbridge Furniture portfolio to complement the interior scheme: models from the Shelley, Marlowe and Millie ranges are distinguished by their soft lines and domestic styling, whilst the citrus and berry shades specified for the supple faux hide upholstery bring zesty bursts of colour into the hospital’s family rooms and community spaces.

Despite their ‘home-from-home’ levels of comfort, the easy chairs and matching sofas have all been manufactured to the Knightsbridge ‘Extreme’ specification, which is an intrinsic part of the company’s Challenging Behaviour Collection. Design features include reinforced frames and feet, additional weighting, solid under-bottoms, non-retractable fixings and invisible stapling: the Knightsbridge QA team also ensured that all metal back-tacks were removed prior to despatch.

The Knightsbridge Challenging Behaviour Collection is a portfolio of furniture designed specifically for use in demanding environments, including psychiatric hospitals, residential homes, prisons and other facilities accommodating those demonstrating challenging behaviour. For details on the full collection, visit www.furniturewithpurpose.co.uk or the main Knightsbridge website at www.knightsbridge-furniture.co.uk

The Knightsbridge Challenging Behaviour Collection is manufactured at the company’s plant in West Yorkshire: Knightsbridge Furniture is an Approved Supplier to the NHS and carries NHS Mental Health Contract Number 2012/S 38-061381.

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