Steelcase Introduces SILQ: An Innovation in Seating Design
The company’s materials science breakthrough led to an all-new chair design that intuitively responds to human movement without the use of mechanisms.
By James Ludwig, Vice President, Global Design & Engineering
Today, we revealed SILQ™ live in New York — a chair we believe truly transforms seating design. Through an innovation in materials science and a patent-pending process, Steelcase designers and engineers created a new high-performance polymer material that emulates the qualities of carbon fiber at a mass market price. This material, combined with the sensuous curves of the design, allows SILQ to respond to natural movements of the human body without the use of mechanisms typically required in high-performance seating designed for the workplace. The result is a chair that behaves more like an organism than a machine – a new archetype in office seating.