SIXINCH® USA: SOLE – Leave your footprint

SIXINCH USA designs unique mid-scale lounge with industry leader Populous

SIXINCH® USA, the leader in unique environment solutions, today announced a soulful mid-scale lounge chair addition to their evolving portfolio. Designed by award-winning architecture firm Populous, the Sole chair is a sneaker enthusiast’s dream come true.  Video

Inspired by footwear and its expression of personality, the Sole chair captures the individuality and identity shoes provide. The SIXINCH brand of customization and uniqueness shines through with various colorways and base options that explore different styles.

“The Sole chair’s design story started with a fascination of sneaker culture and the ideas of individuality, statement making, and creative exploration,” said Adam Stover, Senior Principal at Populous. “This chair is a statement piece that boldly stands out from the crowd, inviting you to turn around and do a double take.”

Taking the concept a step further, the design team wanted to conceptually recreate the way shoes enclose feet and provide support while remaining cushioned and comfortable. The Sole chair provides the same support and comfort for the whole body.

The Sole chair has a more playful and athletic stance than most lounge chairs thanks to its angles and proportions. It can also be “resoled” with several different base options, including fiberglass or a tubular frame, meaning the Sole chair can be customized to express your story.

Over the next few years, SIXINCH plans to create and introduce a wide variety of products to bolster their already strong coated foam offering. Product categories of focus will be lounge, café, modular sectionals, and occasional tables. Populous will assist SIXINCH on multiple soft seating projects as well as suggestions for current portfolio improvements.

“Introducing products designed by the top sports architecture firm in the world is incredibly exciting,” said Taylor. “SIXINCH looks forward to creating a new line of innovative products with Populous that will help our brand evolve and grow.”

Other collections from Populous’ product design studio include the Pleat Collection with Tuohy Furniture in 2020 and the Persona Collection with Neinkamper. Populous’ latest collections will debut at this year’s NeoCon in October.


Founded in Belgium in 2003, SIXINCH was born from a passion for innovative materials and progressive design. In 2013, Wieland Designs, a well-respected company in the furniture industry, expanded the footprint for one of the most talked-about furniture brands. Across the globe, SIXINCH has offered extreme flexibility and customization with FlexPlus™ coated foam furniture. Now, SIXINCH is poised to claim more interior and exterior space through innovation, collaboration, and strategic partnerships. The name SIXINCH comes from the space between our ears, a mere 150 mm wide, or six inches. Learn more at or follow @sixinchusa on social platforms.


Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 40 years, the firm has designed more than 3,000 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has 14 offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane. For more information visit or follow @Populous on Twitter.