June 12, 2017
BassamFellows designed the collection of glass-topped occasional tables based on the idea of layering.
Layer Tables, a collection of glass-topped occasional tables, started with layering as its central idea; both layering in terms of space planning—providing tables that can be layered into architectural settings—as well as layering in terms of the actual construction of an occasional table, with primary and secondary surfaces. Designed for Geiger by BassamFellows, the tables are also part of the Herman Miller Collection.
Whether used in a work or home setting, Layer Tables are complementary players. So no matter how they are specified, their purposeful design does not overpower a room.
This is particularly important in collaborative work settings, where circulation space is just as important as seating and surface area for keeping people and ideas flowing. The featured L-shaped corner table configuration serves people seated along the run of a corner sofa or sectional while also allowing people to approach their seated colleagues from across a room without having to navigate a large block table.
The tables have a minimal structure—just a distinctive cross-bracing that’s visible through the glass top—that makes it easy to build up layers of storage. The tables’ natural materials, soft curves, and subtle detailing evoke a sensuality common to other BassamFellows designs.
Premiering at NeoCon, Layer Tables will be available in the North American, Latin American, and Asia Pacific markets beginning July 2017.
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Based in Atlanta, Georgia, with manufacturing facilities in Atlanta and Hildebran, North Carolina, Geiger specializes in finely crafted wood furnishings. This commitment to craft was first made in 1964 in the four-person workshop of company founder, master cabinetmaker John Geiger. His drive for absolute quality found its perfect expression in the 1980s through Geiger's collaboration with Ward Bennett, whose characteristic minimalism defined the pinnacle of corporate design. Today, Geiger creates environments designed to deliver an exceptional experience.
About the Herman Miller Collection
In 1948, George Nelson created the first Herman Miller Collection with the goal of "a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.” He understood that the Collection would evolve as human behavior changed and new materials and manufacturing technologies emerged. Today’s modern living embraces the blending of life and work, with greater appreciation for contemporary design and mobile and ubiquitous technologies offering new freedom of choice in where and how people express their lifestyles and pursue their professions. The Herman Miller Collection welcomes and enriches this new era, as Herman Miller endeavors to realize Nelson’s vision for the modern home, office, and public spaces.
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index ten years in a row, was named a 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Employer, and has earned numerous global sustainability awards. In fiscal 2016, the company generated $2.26 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.