Clear Design’s KOZE Is A Perfect Balance Of Beauty And Functionality

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Elise Shapiro
Elise Shapiro
Elise Shapiro is a contributing editor. Little did she know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.

Clear Design’s KOZE lounge seating collection creates a variety of work environments that are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

KOZE’s sectional seating creates an inviting casual meeting area.

Clear Design, based in San Antonio, Texas has a clear-cut vision for how their products can enhance today’s work environment. Originating from Sheffield, England in 1983, the US location opened in 2003 and has grown year over year because of its high-quality, flexible office furniture solutions and exceptional Customer Experience Team. With three-day lead times and free project quotes with renders in 48 hours, Clear Design has built a reputation for providing reliable solutions quickly, and always going above and beyond for its customers.

WDM is always excited to introduce our readers to new brands. Clear Design’s KOZE lounge seating collection offers designers a clean, functional seating option for today’s workplace where it is important to have a variety of work environments that are both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

What is Clear Design’s approach to the modern workplace and how their products fit in with the current trends in workplace design?

At Clear Design, we don’t believe in average workspaces. We’re more about the ones that unlock creativity, passion, and productivity like you’ve never seen before. We do this with a line of seating, desking, benching, lounge furniture, and storage that’s smarter, better, and gets there faster. To get the most out of your office, we offer straightforward options that make sense for your space, your brand, and your people. We do this because we believe delivering a high-performing office means being focused on your needs—first and foremost. To that, we add the support of an expert team, ready and willing to help—from space planning to installation and beyond. Clearly open. Clearly collaborative. Clearly faster. This is space like you’ve never seen it.

The high back chair is fun and functional – a great place to sit for quiet work or to take a phone call.

How will KOZE impact workplace design?

Named for the cozy ambiance it evokes, KOZE creates welcoming spaces throughout the office for both employees and guests, and it’s available on a three-day lead time. From the High-Back Sofa to the ultra-comfortable Rocker, all pieces are available in several fabric and finish options in our FAST Program. Now you can create cozy, flexible spaces throughout the workplace faster than ever!

Does the product support agile and activity – based workplaces that are becoming so prevalent in new and refurbished facilities?

Yes, with 12 modular pieces to mix and match, KOZE is completely customizable and reconfigurable. From breakout areas and lobbies to waiting rooms and quiet spaces, this sleek line can be uniquely arranged for every space (and easily rearranged as needed).


  • Solid wood legs in three finish stains
  • High-Resiliency polyurethane foam cores
  • Durable, reinforced wood frame
  • Removable cushions with zip-off cover
  • Several fabric/finish options available in the FAST Program (three-day lead time)
  • Plan to add COM option in the future
KOZE finish options
* Black rocker frame available November 2019
** Maple wood available on 20- to 40-day lead time

Can you tell a story or give an example of how this product can be used in a project?

Today’s flexible workspace includes breakout areas for focused work, quick huddles, or even recharging. With 12 modular pieces, KOZE can be configured to make the most of the office space. Little nooks can be turned into useable meeting and working spaces. KOZE can also be used to create a great brainstorming/huddle area in the middle of an open-plan work area that has benching or cubicles to break up the space in a useful and efficient way.

When will the product be available?

KOZE is available to order now!

What do you think our readers will love about the product?

In addition to the remarkable three-day lead time (even for high-back pieces), the KOZE line offers a warm, resimercial feel that more companies are wanting and employees are loving. It allows you create beautiful, flexible areas in which your team can work comfortably. We have also made it very easy to specify – see some of the most popular configurations of KOZE here.

Just a few of the configurations available in KOZE

What is the price point for KOZE?

Please contact a Clear Design dealer near you for pricing information.

Are there any other unique design features that would interest our readers?

Lightweight, but rigid frame design, high-resiliency foam in cushions, removable legs for ease of transport / custom looks, high-quality fabrics, limitless modular combinations.

Our design team paid a lot of attention to the details of the upholstery and finish options.

We were fortunate to have access to hundreds of fabrics. Based on texture, color, quality, and price, we narrowed it down to a weave that works best for the line – a “heathered” fabric that is both soft and resilient. The texture is a hybrid between typical residential and commercial weaves. This “resimercial” weave has become a favorite of our product designers and interior designers.

The clean lines of KOZE are timeless.

Rocco Calandruccio, Clear Design’s Director of Product Design gave us some additional background information on KOZE.

What was the inspiration for this design of this product?

Rocco: I drew most of my inspiration from mid-century modern pieces I’ve seen throughout my design career. The clean lines and narrow profiles of these pieces combined with a focus on comfort, always appealed to me. I merged that aesthetic with a modular concept, blending a mid-century modern look with commercial functionality that responds to a market need.

What innovations in use of materials or fabrication are utilized in the manufacture of this product ?

Rocco: Perhaps the greatest innovation, from a materials and fabrication standpoint, would be the frame design and assembly process. To achieve the look and comfort we wanted at a price point that met market expectations, a team of specialists worked through many rounds of samples to optimize the frame design and process used to create these chairs. We used the best materials and an optimized frame design that meet quality and design expectations while staying within the target price point.

Where do you think the installation of this product will be most effective?

Rocco: This product will see its greatest successes in the mixed-use spaces of today’s modern offices. There has been an outpouring of demand from our customers to provide soft seating solutions that allow employees to step away from their desks to collaborate with teammates, work privately in a comfortable chair, or simply have a change of scenery in their workdays. Ultimately, we feel KOZE will help create environments that fuel creativity for a modern workforce.

The high back options work well together.

A year from now what would be the most exciting thing you could think of that would find out about how the product has been accepted, specified and installed in projects?

Rocco: The most exciting thing I can think of would be the simple satisfaction of knowing that we’re creating pieces that our customers want and need, which in turn creates customers who are passionate about our products. By giving our customers more options, we allow them to improve the lives of others and I would consider that a successful product.

Where can our readers see the product?

Rocco: KOZE is making its way into showrooms across the US – Find a Dealer near you!

Anything else we need to know about Clear Design?

Rocco: At Clear Design, we’re focused on delivering an excellent customer experience every time, fulfilling our promises, and delivering quality, dependable products on time. Our team always goes the extra mile, and we we understand the importance of meeting project expectations, timelines, and budgets. Our team provides free quotes and renderings within 48 hours, and works on unlimited revisions to get it perfect for each project. These are just a few of the things we focus on as a company, and we have a passionate team that embodies our core values daily.

KOZE fits in perfectly with today’s office ‘vibe’.

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