Herman Miller Introduces Swoop Lounge Furniture

June 07, 2010

Herman Miller, Inc. is bringing a new collection of seating and tables to the lounge furniture category. The collection, called Swoop, provides casual and comfortable light scale solutions that suit a variety of office, learning, healthcare, and residential environments.

The Swoop collection will be displayed in Herman Miller's third floor showroom during the NeoCon World's Trade Fair at Chicago's Merchandise Mart, June 14-16, 2010.

Designed by Brian Kane of Kane Design Studio in San Francisco, California, Swoop includes a fully upholstered modular lounge seating group, a light scale pull-up lounge chair and ottoman, and stools. These, together with a set of modular and task tables, provide a combination of elements that can be configured to create a variety of seating vignettes.

"Swoop creates functional and comfortable spaces, which is particularly important for higher education spaces," notes Jeff Vredevoogd, Herman Miller's Director of Education Solutions. "Young people sit, lounge and study in a number of ways, while alone or interacting in a group. The contour of the seats and the mobility of the tables allow the users the freedom to sit or work in whatever way is best for them."

Through its modularity and compatibility, Swoop can be reconfigured to suit the needs of the users. The solid masses of the upholstered seats, combined with the lighter scale of the plywood seats, can be mingled together to create casual or formal environments.

Adds Kane: "A lounge area should have an inviting aesthetic. Swoop responds to these needs by providing an attractive design that supports a variety of users."

Swoop has been designed and developed according to Herman Miller's Design for the Environment (DfE) protocol, emphasizing safe materials, recycled content and ease of disassembly. It is covered under a 12-year warranty and also is being reviewed for GREENGUARD certification.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2009. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while Fast Company has named Herman Miller among its 2010 "Innovation All-Stars." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.