The Very task chair, executive chair, and task stool provide office seating solutions that support individual comfort for a variety of tasks.
With a patented asymmetrical lumbar control, easy adjustments, and supportive mesh, knit, or upholstery options, Very adeptly responds to the bodys movements for user-controlled comfort—helping people stay engaged and feel productive while performing all kinds of work. Born of global design, the Very family of seating unites people and spaces with a sustainable, full-floorplate solution that speaks to your culture and brand. With the warm aesthetic of knits, the cool simplicity of mesh, or the versatility of upholstery, this multi-dimensional line of chairs and stools has options to deliver visual continuity to create a cohesive look and feel throughout the entire workplace—from workstations to cafés, and training spaces to conference rooms.
A sea kayaker who finds inspiration in nature, Michael Welsh leads Haworth’s Seating Studio with the sole purpose of improving people’s lives at work and at home. Born in Cincinnati, he attended The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Design. Michael’s professional career began as a designer in a small consultancy, creating consumer electronics, exhibits, and furniture. His debut in the contract furniture industry led him to explore desking, storage, and, lighting. Michael then gravitated toward design of the “mini-environment”—the spaces where the human-product interface is more intimate. At its core is the chair, where he discovered his passion for supporting seated postures. Like the kayak, the chair is a natural extension of the body, requiring different postures depending on the user’s purpose.
Nicolai believes that design should be about passion and love for life, to find new ways to create beauty, to tell stories, to care, to inspire, to challenge ideas, and to solve problems. Design should not be dictated by trends nor should it remain in a particular style or field.
There’s plenty of noise in the business world, but the best spaces have the capacity to cut through it all and say something meaningful - something that inspires people to pause, gather, connect, and refresh.