With its sculpted silhouette and sophisticated simplicity of form, the Saiba Chair subtly elevates the atmosphere around it while providing an effortless sense of comfort to the person sitting in it. Designed by Tokyo-based Naoto Fukasawa, Saiba exemplifies his “supernormal” philosophy—instantly familiar (normal), and yet better than what's come before (super).
- Shell—Shell is rigid urethane with polyurethane foam.
- Cushions—Seat and back are upholstered foam over rigid insert.
- Choise of Fabric or Leathers.
- Base—4-leg base is die-cast aluminum. Base column always matches base finish.
MEASUREMENTS:Mid Back Chair
- Height: 33 Inch
- Width: 30.75 Inch
- Depth: 33Inch
- Seat Height: 15.25 Inch
- Warranty: 12 Years
- Assembly: Ships assembled
- Glides—Chair has adjustable glides.
In 1964 John Geiger was building furniture by hand—while building a culture of quality that flourishes today. His love of and respect for the materials he worked with set new international standards in wood furniture manufacturing. Today, Geiger’s excellent reputation for design, engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an elegant and intelligent portfolio of great design for the modern office. Geiger defines great design as design that shapes the customer’s work in smart and innovative ways, touching their heart and satisfying their intellect.
Geiger Saiba™ Lounge Chair Designed by:
- Naoto Fukasawa
Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi, Japan, in 1956 and graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. His career began at Seiko Epson, where he designed products such as wrist TVs and mini printers using micro-technology.
He then moved to the United States and in 1989 joined the San Francisco design firm ID Two, the predecessor to IDEO. There, he worked on a number of products related to Silicon Valley's computing and electronics industry. He was also involved in the development of a design language and design concept for Apple.
Fukasawa has worked on product development for many well-known brands and companies around the world, winning numerous awards for his efforts. His affiliation with Magis produced the Déjá-vu family of home furnishings, which is distinguished by its use of D-shaped aluminum extrusions. "This one distinctive extrusion enabled us to create a whole family of products," says Fukasawa.
In 2007 the Déjá-vu chair won Magis the Interior Innovation Award (Best Item), IMM, Cologne and in 2008 it was nominated for the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik in Germany.