Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Ergonomic task chair that distributes body weight over the seat & back.
Bill Stumpf & Don Chadwick
Beginning his work in the 1960’s Bill Stumpf, studied and taught at the University of Wisconsin’s Environmental Design Center. “Everything was about freeing up the body, designing away constraints.” He conducted research on the way people sit by working with specialists in orthopedic and vascular medicine. In the mid-1970’s Herman Miller, a large contract furniture company, commissioned him to apply his research to office seating. He is the founder of William Stumpf & Associates in Minneapolis. He is an accomplished furniture designer and the recipient of the SID Award for Ergon seating (1976), the ID magazine “Designer of the 70s” (1979),
Don Chadwick runs his studio, which he would rather call “an experimental lab,” in Santa Monica, California. Chadwick studied industrial design UCLA in the mid-1950s, where he focused on furniture. His awards include the Award for Design Excellence, ID magazine (1970, 71, 73, 74), The Governor’s Award, Design Michigan Exhibition (1977), and the IBD and IDSA awards for casegoods (1980).
Together Stumpf and Chadwick received the IBD Gold Award for Equa chair (1984), IBD Gold Award for Ethospace interiors (1985), and the Time magazine “Best of the Decade” for the Equa chair (1990).