Fuld, the first “nesting chair” designed by Stefan Diez for Herman Miller was prereviewed during the MillerKnoll Design Days in Chicago last June, Fuld and awarded the MetropolisLikes Award for its sustainable, elegant and minimalist design and for the innovative concept that friendly and simply allows to create and enliven flexible configurations for workspaces and outdoor areas too.
With its refreshing aesthetic, Fuld is a standout among nesting chairs – enabling organisations to reconfigure space for different uses such as breakout sessions, corporate training and educational events – without sacrificing style. It is available in dipped-in-colour options consisting of the seat, seat-back and legs in one hue and dual-colour combinations.
Fuld eschews the typical X shape of a nesting chair for a streamlined inverted Y with tubular arms. The back has a touch of elasticity, which keeps you comfortable as you shift. With its unique lines and variety of colours, the reimagined seating mainstay enlivens any space, even when stored in the open.
“We’re excited to welcome Stefan Diez to the Herman Miller portfolio after his work for the wider MillerKnoll collective,” says Malisa Bryant, Senior Vice President of Global Product, “Diez prioritises sustainability and innovation within his designs which have long been core values for Herman Miller.”
A long-standing commitment to the environmental sustainability drove Diez’s design of Fuld. With its minimalistic design and pioneering one-piece construction, where the back rest, arms and back legs are one continuous piece, the chair comprises just two materials for easy recycling at the end of its lifecycle.
“I am thrilled to have designed the first nesting chair for Herman Miller. There’s no other company that cares so much about engineering and quality. It’s very supportive, it’s quite unparalleled, very forward-thinking. The collaboration with Herman Miller never feels like it’s driven by constraints, but driven more by an idea. It’s clear what we’re working for: The product that comes out from the process is not a product that is a compromise, and that’s what I love” says Stefan Diez.