A material science breakthrough
The idea for SILQ was clear; Steelcase wanted to create a chair that’s simple, more organism than machine. One that operates intuitively and invites the human body to participate in the experience.
To get there they pushed the boundaries of material science. Through explorations with carbon fiber, they achieved their vision. But it was a material process breakthrough that embodies the qualities of carbon fiber, that allowed them to deliver on their aspiration at mass scale.