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Herman Miller Swoop Lounge Furniture

A versatile and fluid design

During his time as a lecturer at the California College of Art, industrial designer Brian Kane observed how students interacted with furniture in public spaces on campus. He noticed that very few of them sat in what might be considered a traditional way. They perched on arms. They curled up. They sprawled out. This observation inspired a versatile and fluid design response, which became the Swoop family of lounge furniture.

Casual, comfortable, modular

The sweeping curves of Swoop’s modular seating components were designed to make the furniture comfortable for many different sitting positions. Coordinating box tables can be used in-line with modular seating, and work tables fit perfectly over armrests. Coffee tables function as stools with the addition of a cushion top. All components work together in countless ways to create flexible, reconfigurable spaces where people can get together casually and comfortably.

Sit however

While traditional lounge furniture inhibits movement, Swoop encourages it. Sit how you like, and change positions as you want. And when you need a work surface, pull up a table wherever you need it. Modular seating components can also be grouped together to allow a run of chairs or ottomans to create sofas or benches, which lend a sense of enclosure to help define a space.

Work wherever

Swoop seating invites collaboration, providing the necessary comfort and support to keep focus and productivity high. Swoop work tables are free-standing, with heights that fit perfectly over an armrest to provide a non-handed work surface. Add an upholstered cushion top to a work table or coffee table to create a stool. Box tables are available with power outlets for easy connectivity.

Sweeping curves

Brian Kane designed Swoop for the way people sit today – in a word, personally. Because there are no hard edges or 90-degree angles, the “swooping” form created as the arms curve into the seat accommodates a variety of postures and positions: upright with a laptop at the ready, or reclined with a cup of coffee; legs crossed, feet up or settled in.

Aesthetic range

With an extensive range of upholstery fabrics, veneers, laminates and colours, Swoop also suits your personal style – from classic to expressive. Make a colour statement with fully upholstered armchairs, club chairs and ottomans. Tone things down with the lightness of the plywood lounge chair. Combine tables and chairs for configurations that suit virtually every requirement.

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