Furnishings expert Stylex has officially launched its newest collection of office furniture, Dau. A colorful, contemporary take on tables, upholstered sofas, benches, poufs and lounge chairs, the furniture, according to the company is designed to be agile and functional while bearing a playful, sculptural form that makes it ideal for collaboration and community building arrangements.
Mindfully designed to reflect the new world, Spanish designers Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma of Yonoh Studio envisioned creating more than just a family of products. Instead, Dau forms as a unified system of joyful pieces that naturally integrate into any space with the geometric building block of a hexagon for inspiration.
Yonoh Studio’s Clara del Portillo explains, “In designing Dau we wanted to breathe life into the furniture that supports the way we live and work. Our early discussions on the sophisticated shape pushed us to imagine what emotion this collection could evoke.”
Molded, Plant-Based Foam Allows for a Variety of Configurations
Sculpted in multiple soft lengths and widths, the Dau lounge chairs and sofas offer a supportive back cushioned with plant-based molded foam while being able to fit into more awkward spaces for traditional furniture. Select chairs and poufs are also offered with the option of a 360-degree swiveling tablet table, keeping devices, coffee and more all at a comfortable arm’s reach.
Playing into the flexibility and mobility of the products, self-locking casters are concealed beneath the seating. While at rest, the casters recede into a pocket in the undercarriage with the weight of the seat resting on the cushioned footers. Conceptually, these elements are meant to model the movement of collaborative settings and the stability of focus once in a comfortable position.
A simple leather or felt loop handle provide an easy gripping point to resituate seating with a simple pull. This addition, Stylex notes, beckons users to play, reimagine, rearrange and personalize a space, floating the furniture into configurations that foster collaboration, camaraderie and solitude.
A sleek raised edge accentuates the ends of the hexagon in a seamless line to the base, emphasizing the unique shape with precision-matched thread colors. The upholstered pieces are also ‘zippered-in’ with material matching colors, a European nod that adds to Dau’s approachable, yet sophisticated aesthetic.
Dau is also Greenguard IAQ and Level 1 certified and available in CET, while also being manufacturered in the United States, making it easy to specify. Additional sustainability features include Dau’s VOC-free powder coat finishes, water-based adhesives, CARB- Certified internal plywood frames, and plant-based polyurethane molded foam.
To learn more about Stylex’s Dau Collection as well as the brands’ full range of solutions, RSVP to attend the NYC Stylex Showroom Grand Opening at 200 Lex, November 15 with a Press Preview from 4-5pm.