Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as “the design world’s A-team” by The Times of London. In 2010 they were commissioned by Geiger, a subsidiary of Herman Miller®, to develop a new line of refined seating that complements classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The result is the BassamFellows Tuxedo™ Lounge Collection (2011). Taking its name from the classic tuxedo sofa, which features arms and back of the same height, this collection has the low, sleek lines of the International Style, but with a distinctly American and comfortable seat height of 17 inches. “Comfort is extremely important to me,” says Bassam. Made in U.S.A.
Kiln-dried hardwood frame; elastomeric sheet web suspension; steel legs with satin chrome- or bronze-plated finish; dual-density foam cushions with Dacron® wrap; Clare fabric upholstery (80% wool, 20% nylon).
"Luxury has to be comfortable and has to be easy," says Scott Fellows, half of the superstar design team BassamFellows. Fellows, a Harvard MBA and creative director, is credited with the complete makeover of Swiss fashion house Bally. His business partner, Craig Bassam, is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, the Australian architect who worked with Marcel Breuer. From Eeles, Bassam learned to emphasize nature's relationship to design. Together Bassam and Fellows have created Craftsman Modern, a new design movement that focuses traditional modernist principles honest materials, solid construction, utility, beauty without elaboration alongside warmth and natural materials, believing that nature is a key part of luxury living. "My work," says Bassam, "is all about merging the rationality and clarity of modernism with the warmth and texture of nature." ... Read more >