Geiger Elevates Work with New Geiger Leatherwrap Sit-to-Stand Desk and the Expanded Award-Winning Geiger One Casegoods Collection
Geiger, part of the MillerKnoll Collective, unveiled the new Geiger Leatherwrap Sit-to-Stand desk and announced an expansion to the award-winning Geiger One Casegoods Collection during the company’s first DesignDays event in Chicago, June 13-15, 2022.
Designed by long-time Geiger design partners Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows of BassamFellows, the Geiger Leatherwrap Sit-To-Stand Desk marries proven ergonomics with impeccable design and premium details. It is fitting for both the private office and home office.
Geiger and BassamFellows purposefully set out to address a common failing of most height-adjustable desks – generic construction with two motorized legs.
“We designed the Geiger Leatherwrap Sit-to-Stand Desk to elevate work in more ways than one. We wanted to go back to the principle that height-adjustable desks should be a piece of furniture first, and that the technology should be invisible,” said Craig Bassam. ” Our goal was to deliver a premium experience as you sit down—or stand up—to work.”
The team incorporated the feel of a soft leather blotter and radius edges and concealed the technology within the slim case of the work top. At first glance, Leatherwrap is a classic 4-leg and table desk. With the touch of a discrete button, however, four thoughtfully concealed motors work in unison to extend the veneer-wrapped legs, enhancing the desk’s warm, approachable form with surprising functionality.
All desktops are leather-wrapped in Bristol premium leather from Geiger Textiles. The cord powering the concealed power strip is fabric-wrapped, which adds a level of sophistication. Storage drawers are lined with Spinnebeck FilzFelt for a premium look and feel. Customers may customize with the choice of a left, right, or double storage drawers and the location of the power cord either on the left, right, or center.
The desk will be available this fall in North America for contract customers through Geiger sales team and for retail customers through Design Within Reach and Herman Miller stores and online.
Originally launched at NeoCon in 2019, Geiger One Casegoods is the culmination of decades spent working alongside interior designers to create luxury, custom configurations for clients of all sizes. By using a collection of unique yet easily configurable parts, Geiger One Casegoods offers a versatile infrastructure that creates spaces that feel custom with ease.
The Geiger One Casegoods collection now fully services three distinct office settings, utilizing many of the same components in different applications to create spaces that prioritize function and are brought to life through the beautiful, unmistakable craftmanship of the Geiger brand.
Geiger One Private Office provides a blank slate to create private office spaces or small spaces that feel customized all the way up to the C-suite. Its frame system, which can be used as freestanding or wall-based, provides a foundational infrastructure that can be built upon using a standard kit of parts to create spaces that feel custom. This collection considers the needs of guests by providing storage and power access on both sides of the desk and offers a wide mix of colors, materials, and finishes including wall tiles, soft-touch laminate top, and back-painted glass panel.
Geiger One Meeting Rooms and Huddle Rooms address the needs of a range of meeting and huddle room spaces—from large, formal conference rooms to smaller, casual collaborative settings. This selection offers the chance to design a space within a space with partitions, glass walls, and tiles that establish an area, and the ability to include integrated technology to enhance collaboration.
One of the main functions of Geiger One Casegoods is to provide a cohesive aesthetic across the entire office floorplate, from individual rooms to wide open areas. Geiger One Open Office Plan can be used to create a wide variety of open plan environments, including admin stations, benching applications, or reception areas. This permutation of Geiger One addresses common setups in an open plan, such as reception stations, mirrored two-packs, and benching four-packs, and the wall frame provides structure, allowing Geiger One to create freestanding applications.
Both the BassamFellows Leatherwrap Desk and the new Geiger One Casegoods modifications can be seen at the Geiger showroom in Chicago. For further information about both collections or to connect with a dealer, please visit the Geiger website, www.Geigerfurniture.com.
At Geiger, why we do things and how we do them are inexorably one. Achieving quality through craft, celebrating materiality through elegant simplicity, improving the work environment for individuals through design that endures. Standards of craftsmanship and customer satisfaction set more than 50 years ago by founder John Geiger have driven the company’s growth and continued to inspire people today. Founded in Toronto and headquartered in Atlanta since 1979, Geiger is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held MillerKnoll.
BassamFellows was founded in 2003 by Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows, who both shared a vision to bring craftsmanship and beauty back to contemporary living. Their designs quickly earned them praise as “the newest member of the design world’s A team.” Their work combines traditional modernist principles of rationality, pride in construction, beauty, and utility with the luxury of natural materials—primarily wood, brass, and leather.