Monday, September 15, 2008

Pop 40 By Alicita Rodriguez

This POP 40 Chair is a comfortable chair which is become a great example of IKER’s body-conscious proportions. Their Pop System embodies proper body alignment while using light materials and modern forms. At 31.5”W x 31.5”D x 29.5”H, the Pop 40 is comfortable and functional—and it swivels. As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing quite like a swivel chair. It’s the perfect chair for people with small spaces and for those with great rooms; it’s also the perfect chair for indecisive people and for people with a penchant for rearranging furniture (my own mother suffered from this propensity, perhaps leading to my obsession with interiors).

The metal frame features a rotating base (the locus of the swivel) on four legs from which the chair itself seems to rise in a subtle undulation—it reminds me of a calla lily, but I may have seen too many Mapplethorpes. The top of Pop 40 rises to hug the head, therefore keeping the neck in good alignment. Since Pop 40 can be upholstered in leather, Alcantara, or premium fabrics, it can go from office to living room, satisfying everyone. Alcantara, by the way, is the original composite fabric invented by the Japanese scientist Miyoshi Okamoto in the 1970s (not to be confused with the regular ultrasuede).

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