LiminalIrish design at the threshold

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Perch &
Labofa

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Liminal
Milan
April 14-19

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New York
May 15–18

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Dublin
Nov 20 -
Dec 30

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Perch

Perch

Perch

Perch was set up in Dublin in 2008 with the aim of improving the quality of everyday living through design. Specialists in research-led design for applied human movement, the Perch team works from a deep understanding of the emotional and physiological requirements of the active human.

Their approach to critical thinking and problem solving is truly interdisciplinary and they always strive to find that perfect balance between interactive simplicity, scientific relevance and aesthetic beauty.
Perch has forged long, meaningful client relationships and works in unison with clients, right through the processes of discovery, trials and international commercialisation. This way of working builds strong connections and enables true, disruptive innovation. Perch also actively participates in the post-commercialisation phases, to continually improve standards and gain a deeper understanding of each sector in which they work.

perch.ie

Perch si specializza in design per mobili basata sulla ricerca per il movimento applicato agli umani. Il loro approccio al pensiero critico e al trovare soluzioni è davvero interdisciplinare e cercano sempre di lottare per trovare l’equilibrio perfetto tra la semplicità interattiva, la rilevanza scientifica e la bellezza estetica.

Labofa

 

Labofa

Labofa A/S is a Danish manufacturer specialising in the development and production of chairs and furniture for educational environments and public and private offices. The company strategy is to develop a conceptual collection of furniture and chairs focused on quality, innovation, flexibility, ergonomics and design and - not least - new durable materials.

Individual pieces of furniture are perceived almost as elegant animations in the actual arrangement and users perceive a clear Labofa DNA. Labofa began producing school furniture in 1947 and in recent years this market segment has again become a focus area. Labofa launched its first office chair in 1950 and in 1995 introduced the world-renowned series of EGO office seating, of which more than one million have so far been delivered. In the summer of 2014 the new office chair series FOX was introduced.

labofa.com

Labofa A/S è un produttore Danese specializzato nello sviluppo e nella produzione di sedie e mobili per ambienti educativi e uffici pubblici e privati sin dal 1950.


Perch in collaboration with Labofa

Ray Chair by Perch & Labofa

Rau Chair by Perch & Labofa

Rau Chair by Perch & Labofa

Ray Chair by Perch & Labofa

Perch in collaboration with Labofa

Perch in collaboration with Labofa

Collaborative Process

The Ray range is the outcome of nine years of research including successive prototype testing in Irish schools and clinical laboratory trials, and a successful collaboration between Perch and Hans Thyge & Co., for Labofa. The range takes inspiration from the work done by Dr. Gearóid Ó’Conchubhair and the body of research on applied movement for task work and is an example of a productive international collaboration that has merged interdisciplinary skills and processes to deliver a very disruptive and health-positive educational furniture solution.

Materials

Ray: Backrest, base and undercarriage: glass-filled nylon. Seat: specialised thermo-plastic elastomer by DuPont, called Bexloy.

Ray Junior: Stool: glass-filled Polypropylene undercarriage with Bexloy seat. Tubular, reverse cantilever, high-tensile steel legs.