Herman Miller introduced the new Wireframe Sofa Group during the New York Design Week 2013. Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based Industrial Facility, the minimalist and modern sofa features an external structure that uniquely holds its cushioning in place.
Made from steel wire, the durable frame ensures that Hecht and Colin's design is lightweight. Moreover, because this frame is separate from the upholstery, the cushions are easy to remove, clean, and maintain. The first sofa to employ suspension technology developed by Herman Miller for the healthcare industry, Wireframe evenly distributes sitting pressure, making it a comfortable and versatile choice for home, working, and hospitality environments.
"We wanted something that was visually light, that spoke of the contemporary conditions of moving a sofa from one position to another, and having to pass it through a small door frame," Hecht commented. "These conditions may seem strange as inspirational starting points, but from them grew the idea of a wired frame that contains its cushions in a manner that feels comfortable to the eye as well as the body."