It can be hard to find simple seating solutions that are flexible, cost-effective, and always in stock. Poppin makes things easy for designers with the introduction of the Key Side Chair!
Poppin’s Key Side Chair is the key to casual collaboration spaces, extra seating, and break room cafés. They stack up to eight chairs high so you can pull them out when you need them and hide them away when you don’t. The durable molded plastic seat and steel frame are designed to be stacked, sat on, and re-stacked repeatedly.
How can the product impact workplace design?
The Key Side Chair is an affordable addition to break out spaces and conference rooms, making it easy to seat everyone for All Hands meetings or share a meal at lunchtime.
Does the product support agile and activity-based workplaces that are becoming so prevalent in new and refurbished facilities?
The Key Side Chair stacks up to eight chairs high and easily moves around the office, making it ideal for activity-based work and spaces that perform multiple functions throughout the day.
Can you tell a story or give an example of how this product can be used in a project?
The Key Side Chair was designed to provide an affordable option for side seating. By making it lightweight and stackable, the Key Side Chair is ideal for conference rooms and break out spaces for as-needed extra seating. Recently, the Key Side Chair was used in a project in order to maximize a startup’s square footage. The company needed flexible meeting spaces that could change throughout the day—Key Chairs allowed the space to transform from a shared workspace into an open floorplan for all-hands meetings by simply stacking the chairs.
Poppin’s design team was able to share additional background information on the development and design of this new product line.
What was the inspiration for this design of this product?
The Key Side Chair was inspired by a historical amalgam of every one-piece plastic molded seat, from the midcentury to the present. It is meant to evoke the simplest path from seat to backrest, with strict orthographics and thin delineation at the periphery, growing thicker and more ergonomic at the center. The symmetrical A-frame juxtaposed with seat profile makes a beautiful silhouette. The A-frame has a distinctive kink at the top, which adds sculptural intention and allows legs to stack over one another.
What innovations in use of materials or fabrication are utilized in the manufacture of this product?
The plastic shell is uniquely attached to the legs via one arcing beam. The interface of the arcing beam and curved seat shell create a triangulated plane from which the seat cantilevers with great strength. The plastic shell is molded with gas assist to create a thicker seat that accepts longer screw inserts for beam attachment strength.
Where do you think the installation of the product will be most effective?
The design approach for the Key Side Chair was always meant to be universal, making it ideal for fitting into all sorts of work environments and applications.
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?
We would be excited to find that the product is used throughout the space and throughout the day in a single office.
Is the Key Side Chair currently available?
What do you think our readers will love about the product?
The Key Side Chair is a beautiful, multi-use design at an affordable price point and is available with an optional upholstered seat pad.
What is the cost of the product?
The cost is $299 per set of two. Please refer to our price list for further details.