Leading British furniture maker Benchmark presents a new collection of furniture by award-winning American architect David Rockwell. The Sage Collection is designed for office and commercial/hospitality environments as well as the home, with a specific focus on human health and well-being within the built environment and meets the standards required for WELL certified buildings. The tenets of biophilic design inspired the collection, with its natural materials, colours and textures, rounded profiles and inviting ergonomic shapes. These elements are intrinsic in the work of both Benchmark and David Rockwell, which, together with an interest in transformation and mobility, have resulted in a collection that offers moments of both refuge and prospect.
The collection comprises of sit-stand desks, meeting tables, sofas, a lounge chair, occasional tables and storage all of which is made with only natural, sustainable non-toxic materials and finishes combining ash, sycamore and oak with patinated copper accents and textured wool upholstery.
The characteristics of wellbeing, comfort, privacy, and flexibility are all requirements of a modern, vibrant workplace and have informed the Sage collection.
In an effort to challenge the way that upholstery is usually constructed, Benchmark has chosen not to use plastic foam and has instead developed the collection with entirely natural materials including coir, latex, sheep’s wool, and recycled cotton. This overcomes the significant environmental concerns surrounding the disposal of plastic foam in landfill as well as eliminating the need for toxic, fire-retardant chemicals.
With complete material transparency and low chemical emissions, the Sage Collection launches with the DECLARE label, an internationally recognised ‘nutrition’ label which provides complete material transparency showing a product’s wellness and sustainability credentials to help specifiers source products that consider both the environment and human health.
- Sage Sofa / Sage High Sofa
Available in 2- and 3-seater high and low-back variations, the curving timber frame of the Sage Sofa emphasises the natural grain of the wood. Generous cushions and full width upholstered seats, which are made from 100% natural non-toxic materials, provide a welcoming feel with essential support and comfort. The high back creates an individualised environment in open-plan workspaces, allowing for privacy and acoustic separation.
The combination of natural fillings with 100% natural and sustainable wool upholstery eradicates the need for toxic fire-retardant chemicals. The Sage Sofa is available in oak with a natural or whitened oil finish or in walnut with a clear natural oil finish.
With extra height, the Sage High Sofa is a great way to divide a space or provide some extra privacy.
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