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Miles

Miles motto is less talk, more action. A range of chairs with plywood shell, generous seat width, that is sturdy and reliable.

MILES LOUNGE CHAIR, MILES SIDE CHAIR, MILES CONFERENCE CHAIR

FEATURES

Miles Side Chair

  • Sled or 4 leg base
  • Stackable up to 6 high
  • Fully upholstered inner seat and back pad

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Miles

Miles motto is less talk, more action. A range of chairs with plywood shells that is sturdy and reliable.

Named after the lovechild of buddies from the Bondi Icebergs Swim Club, Miles is known affectionately as Mr Reliable.

Miles is a strong silent type completing his Masters of Architecture (in sustainable design, of course).

With his sturdy back and seat in moulded plywood from PEFC certified timber, hes a firm favourite in corporate breakout areas and meeting rooms. Miles relaxed, no-nonsense good looks are a hit everywhere.

The Miles Lounge height chair comes with a sled base and the Miles Side Chair comes with sled base or four legs. The Lounge and Side Chair also stack and comes with a protective polyethylene stacking bumper. Miles Conference comes with a five star base with castors or glides, height adjustable or fixed height.


DESIGNER

Schamburg + Alvisse

Marc Schamburg (Bach. Design), and Michael Alvisse (Bach. Architecture), are design entrepreneurs and in 1997 founded and established the sustainable furniture studio, Schamburg + Alvisse.

Schamburg + Alvisse pioneered the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture a decade before green standards were embraced by the construction industry. The success of up-cycling post-consumer waste plastics into high value product remains a milestone for the studio, alongside becoming Australia's first furniture manufacturer to satisfy the rigorous green timber standards of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Greenpeace.

The work of Schamburg + Alvisse remains in the permanent collection of Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, and has been exhibited in Milan's Triennale Museum, San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art, and the Melbourne Museum. Marc and Michael have been honoured with Standards Australia's "International Design Award" and the Powerhouse Museum's "Sustainability Award". They are listed in the world's Hot 100 design studios in the Taschen book "Designing the 21st Century", and The Sydney Magazine's "100 most influential people" list for work in sustainable design.

Marc has interests in eco-innovation and business ethics and his videos about the design process for the Centre for Learning & Innovation are part of Australian high school curriculum. Design principles are expressed though furniture, jewellery, lighting, and textiles. As a collaborator with Food Wine & Design, Marc assists fund raising for children's health through events.

Michael is a regular public speaker on the power of "innovation-thinking" to build the competitiveness and problem-solving skills of companies and communities. He teaches innovation-thinking as part of Object Centre for Design's school education program, and is on the management team of Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club.


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