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Around Task

Designed by Justus Kolberg, the Around™ task chair was conceived to achieve two different looks—an upholstered or mesh back—framed by a sleek sculptural form. Concealed innovations optimize function and comfort.

Around was designed with a unique “two-chairs-in-one” ideology, an approach that offers a distinctive design expression and an opportunity to vary the aesthetic within the product line.  


Mix and match back styles, fabrics and finishes to create a bold, contemporary look or one of classic understatement. The curated choice of an Ebony frame and base or Gris frame with polished aluminum base provides a consistent element that works with both neutral and contrasting fabric colors.

Wrapped Back Design

Around was inspired by the architecture of modern stadiums—open structures sheathed in a thin, organic-looking skin that creates an open volume or space. This concept translates into the Around back design—one uniform structure wrapped in either upholstery or mesh, each offering a unique visual and tactile experience.

Hidden Innovations

Around is remarkably comfortable and easy to use. Hidden innovations are intelligently integrated into the chair:

• Wrapped back - tactile mesh or upholstery wrapped-back edge is encased by a sculpted, open back frame

• Hex suspension system – the hex-back insert of the upholstered chair flexes with the body to provide comfort and support. Adjustable lumbar elements are cleverly integrated into the design, each side independently controlled for asymmetrical positioning

• Cushioned mesh textile – a mesh back is also applied to the uniform frame structure for an alternate style within the same design expression. Featuring a dual-textured weave, the mesh is breathable and provides user back support either with or without a lumbar element option

• Quick-snap assembly – Around is available fully assembled or knocked-down in only six components. It features a unique back and arm Quick-Snap Assembly (one-way fastening) performed on-site without tools

• Responsive armrest – width, depth and pivot movements are inherently designed in the 2D and 4D armrest pads, delivering immediate adjustment while performing tasks. Arm height is simply adjusted with an easy-to-locate control

• Tension control – the weight-balancing synchro-tilt mecha-nism automatically adjusts back tension to suit each individual, while a tension comfort control allows users to fine-tune with one simple rotation

 

Mesh & Upholstery Options

• The mesh features a dual-textured weave – an open pattern appears on the interior of the back while the pattern on the exterior is tighter

• Mesh chair is offered in five colors with a direct coordinate with Fundamentals upholstery

• Upholstered chair is offered in all Fundamentals fabric colors on the back, while the seat can be specified in most Luum upholstery selections

Adjustments

• Height adjustment range of 4 inches allows users to position the seat to encourage proper posture and enhance circulation

• Adapting automatically to users of various sizes, the weight-balancing synchro-tilt mechanism also has a tension override adjustment for added fine-tuning

• Back tilt locks in the upright position or moves fluidly through four defined angles, promoting improved posture and movement

• Lumbar element, standard on the upholstered chair and optional on the mesh model, adjusts 4 inches in height to facilitate accurate positioning and proper back support

• Optional seat slider allows for depth adjustment of 3-7/8 inches, promoting proper contact with the chair back and reducing pressure behind the knees

• Arms feature levers at arm level, allowing users to make quick and easy changes from a seated position. 2D arms feature width and height adjustment; 4D arms adjust in width, depth, height and pivot

Performance

Meets the needs of a diverse population worldwide, achieving:

• Anthropometric standards that accommodate the 5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male

• 24/7 application and warranty

• Generous 300lb (136kg) weight capacity

• The experience of a supportive and comfortable cushioned back with upholstery or mesh options

What’s New

June 2017