herman miller + naughtone combines minimalism with comfort in the hush chair

herman miller + naughtone combines minimalism with comfort in the hush chair



herman miller and naughtone have announced the formation of a collaborative partnership. this new relationship will enable both companies to leverage eachother’s capabilities and expertise in product design and development; production; and worldwide distribution. naughtone’s complementary collection enables the michigan-based manufacturer to provide people with a more complete furniture package to support its ‘living office’ concept, further reflecting the way that offices are designed and planned today. by enhancing naughtone’s establishing upholstry expertise and production capability, herman miller continues to expand its production and product development capabilities across the world.

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all styles of hush can be upholstered in any personal choice of fabric




one of the final examples naughtone brought to reality prior to its collaborative partnership with herman miller is the ‘hush’ chair. the chair’s wingback form offers sanctuary and a welcoming familiarity. whilst ‘hush’ from naughtone draws influence from the past it responds to contemporary demands. ‘hush’ is designed to be comfortable but with an upright positive sit; making it an ideal retreat but perfect for working; reading; eating or; private conversations. the slender internal frame provides the ‘hush’ chair’s now unmistakeable profile.

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the wingback form creates a cosy, private enclosure




the main body of the hush chair is constructed with moulded plywood and CMHR foams. the various base options contain solid oak from FSC certified sources, chromed mild steel and brushed stainless steel. the chairs innershell is constructed from one solid moulded plywood form. the frame is then covered with CMHR foams and fully upholstered over with fabric. the ‘hush’ shell and base is assembled together with dry fixings and the upholstered shell can be easily broken down into separate materials with hand tools. the ‘hush’ chair sled base is machine bent from mild steel rod, then weld jointed together and hand polished to a smooth surface. the steel rod is then finished with either chrome plating or polyester powder coat.

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available with sled; swivel; and wooden leg base options




the ‘hush’ chair swivel base is cut from mild steel plate and mild steel tubing. a separate swivel mechanism is pressed into the top of the tube before the top plate is attached. the components can be separated with hand tools for end of life recycling. the base is then finished with either chrome plating or a polyester powder coat.

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the sled base can be finished with either chrome plating or polyester powder coat




the hush chair wooden legs are turned from square blocks of sustainable solid oak. the oak is sealed with spray matt lacquer. the oak legs have a mild steel subframe which is fabricated and welded together from mild steel bar and mild steel tube. the subframe is finished with a powder coat finish. the subframe and oak legs are assembled together with dry fixings and are easily separated for end of life recycling.

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‘hush’ chair wooden legs are turned from square blocks of sustainable solid oak

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