Deft Chair Named "Good Design" Award Winner by Chicago Athenaeum

January 3, 2012


Geiger International's Deft guest chair was awarded a GOOD DESIGN award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Designed by Khodi Feiz of Feiz Design Studio, Deft was introduced by Geiger at NeoCon 2010 and is available in both arm chair and armless versions.


Deft raises the art of the exposed skeleton in a beautifully sculpted frame of solid ash. While the chair enhances progressive interiors, its refined shape and lean scale never overpower. Deft marries innovative solid-wood carving technology with elegantly shaped upholstered elements in a family of comfortable guest chairs made from solid ash.


Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., GOOD DESIGN bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing visionary and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design.


About Geiger International, Inc.
Since 1964, Geiger International has inspired the A&D community by pioneering the design and manufacturing of architectural furniture for private offices and commercial interiors. Today, Geiger's excellent reputation for design, engineering and craftsmanship continues to enhance business interiors with an elegant and intelligent portfolio of product solutions for the modern workplace. Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger International is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Herman Miller, Inc.


About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2011. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.


For more information
Michael Matascik
Marketing Program Lead
Geiger International

Deft Guest Chair