Keilhauer Introduces 'Flit', a New Side/stacking Chair for Office or Home

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Flit, a new side/stacking chair with a knit mesh back and upholstered seat, designed by Derek McLeod for Keilhauer, is available in three heights - chair, counter stool, and bar stool - making it suitable for many different contract and residential applications. Offered with and without arms, the chair is also available on glides or casters. The chairs and stools with arms have armcaps that are made of black urethane or elegantly sculpted hardwood maple.

Flit's thin profile is a result of clever design that creates a surprisingly comfortable and generously proportioned chair

Keilhauer's new stacking/side chair, called, "Flit" is a softer, friendlier, more comfortable approach to stackers, according to Mike Keilhauer, president, Keilhauer.

"Flit's thin profile is a result of clever design that creates a surprisingly comfortable and generously proportioned chair," says Mike. "It offers the comfort and style of a fully-upholstered chair, with the functionality of a high-density stacker."

A knit mesh forms the back, which flexes to the body's contours and ensures that there is minimal contact with its tubular steel frame. "I selected careful geometry to produce this result," says Derek McLeod, Flit's designer. "The upholstered seat wraps a thin line over the frame, rolling down at the front to remove any leg pressure, and curving at the back for maximum comfort and support."

Flit is a complete line, available in three heights - chair, counter stool, and bar stool - making it suitable for many different contract and residential applications. Offered with and without arms, the chair is also available on glides or casters. The chairs and stools with arms have armcaps that are made of black urethane or elegantly sculpted hardwood maple. The wood armcaps can be stained in any of Keilhauer's standard wood stains, or custom stained to match other pieces in an installation.

For the knit mesh back, specifiers may choose from four fresh, neutral colors, and the tubular steel frame is available in Keilhauer's powder coat colors, or chrome.

As with all Keilhauer seating products, Flit has received GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certification, and is backed by Keilhauer's standard ten-year warranty.

About Keilhauer
Founded in 1981, Keilhauer is a private, family-owned company that designs, engineers, and manufactures office seating, including task and executive chairs, lounge seating and complementary tables, side chairs, and stacking chairs. For more information, contact Keilhauer at 1-800-724-5665 or visit http://www.keilhauer.com .

About Derek McLeod
Derek McLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004. He creates furniture and objects for people who like to live with quality. The pieces can be described as archetypal, comfortable and usable - things that make life better by looking and performing well. In 2008, Derek opened a studio in Toronto, focusing on product design while maintaining the capability to create exclusive custom furniture and objects. His work has been shown in the United States, Italy, and England, and he has been an invited critic at the University of Toronto, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and Sheridan College.

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