Published on : Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Crosshatch Chair, designed by EOOS for Geiger, was introduced for the first time back in 2014. Now two years later, Geiger has worked with Vienna-based EOOS to develop the Crosshatch Stool and Side Chair, two equally well-crafted additions to the family of seating.
Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann, and Harald Gründl of EOOS brought their typical discipline to the new Crosshatch introductions. “We call our design process poetical analysis,” explains Bohmann.
Bergmann continues, “We want to achieve a synthesis of construction and poetical expression. We are fascinated by how much emotional quality comes out of rationality.” Though neither new design features parachute cord, the stool and side chair share the original chair’s lightness of form, thoughtfully considered details, and carefully crafted wood structure.
Featuring a sculpted solid wood seat atop wood legs, the Crosshatch Stool brings a refined aesthetic to bar- or counter-height surfaces, and would be equally appropriate in a workplace, restaurant, or residential setting. The Crosshatch Side Chair has a hand-assembled wood frame, upholstered seat, and an upright posture that supports desk-side chats or other social interactions. In a walnut frame with a dark leather seat, the guest chair takes on a classic executive look, while in white ash and bright upholstery it becomes a vivid element in a modern interior.
New additions to the Herman Miller Collection, the Crosshatch Side Chair and Crosshatch Stool bring a minimalist refinement to any setting. Without over-designing any parts, EOOS optimally fashioned each element to serve its function. The gently sculpted forms accentuate the inherent beauty of their materials, crafted with the expertise for which Geiger is known.