Studio TK Introduces F500 Series to North America
Designed by Geoffrey Harcourt, the F500 series is a classic armchair with a comfortable shape and striking upholstery
Studio TK announced today the launch of three F500 Series swivel armchairs – the F510, F585 and F588. Designed by Geoffrey Harcourt in 1967, the F500 series is a classic armchair with a comfortable shape and striking upholstery.
“Last year we announced a new product partnership with Artifort to manufacture and distribute the renowned Dutch company’s chairs, tables and sofas in North America,” said Charlie Bell, President, Studio TK. “These three classic F500 Series armchairs represent the latest Artifort furnishings that Studio TK is offering. Producing the products in our Clayton, North Carolina, facility provides customers with shorter lead times.”
British designer Geoffrey Harcourt’s inspiration behind the F500 Series of seating arose from his girlfriend at the time, who liked to curl up in a cross-legged position. He was fascinated by this very feminine attitude. The result: the F500 Series. The chair has all the comfort of an easy chair, and is wide enough to meet this unusual seating area. The shell is large enough to curl up in and is the paragon of Harcourt’s philosophy that the chair should focus on the person, not the other way around.
F510, F585 and F588 are swivel armchairs with trumpet bases, informed by a shell-shaped template. Three upholstery styles make the chair highly configurable and unique. A fixed upholstery has clean stylings for corporate interiors, a welted version adds aspects of home while the tufted button version is an iconic piece that makes a statement. Contrasting upholstery is available on certain models. Each model is available with a painted disc base in 16 colors.
Studio TK introduced Artifort’s Beso seating collection, Pala lounge, Kalm lounge and Nina seating to North America at NeoCon 2018. The F510, F585 and F588 swivel armchairs were previewed at NeoCon 2019.
About Geoffrey D. Harcourt
Geoffrey Harcourt trained at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1962, he designed his first series of small office fauteuils for Artifort. His designs introduced Artifort to the international market for contract design. In the beginning, Harcourt designed mostly seats for reception areas. His first design for Artifort, the 042 series in 1963, was an immediate international success. Harcourt has won many prizes. In 1978 he was awarded the title of Royal Designer for Industry.
Studio TK is a contract furniture company focused on developing social applications. Launched in 2013, Studio TK is committed to helping architects and designers harness the power of social spaces to build a culture of choice, connection and community in the workplace – all in service of improved well-being and greater productivity. For more information, visit: www.studiotk.com