Clamshell Conference Chair Clamshell by Geiger is a re-imagining of the ways that prevailing ideas of status and luxury are expressed in office chairs. Add to Favorites Add to Binder Request a Quote Download PDF Manufacturer Geiger Product Line Clamshell Dimensions 22.25-26.75"w x 27"d x 36-46.75"h Designer BassamFellows Year Designed 2012 Awards Best of NeoCon 2012, Gold Ergonomic Yes Sustainability Geiger facilities are powered entirely by Green-e certified renewable energy, making them carbon neutral in the use of electrical energy. Clamshell chairs are Greenguard certified. Clamshell employs an elegant structural shell made using advanced veneer technology. Clamshell’s contoured shape is based on compound curves found in nature: curves that were impossible to replicate in wood until recent advances in veneer molding. This breakthrough allows for shaping veneers without cracking or breaking, while maintaining the veneer’s structure and texture. The Clamshell Conference Chair is designed to achieve luxury and comfort without bulk. The shell upon which the chair is based is the underpinning for both the chair’s aesthetic and its function: it provides structural support without the use of frames or braces. The conference chairs offer an intuitive, user-adjustable knee-tilt. The inspiration for the Clamshell concept was found in the philosophy of architect Eero Saarinen: he believed that the most timeless and elegant furniture was a structural total and, absent excess decoration, the design could be reduced to its essence. From there, designer Craig Bassam pursued the clamshell shape for its purity of form and purpose.