Hundreds of tiny cells.
Achieving "an Outstanding Design"
Good and Beautiful
Designer Jerome Caruso has been called the "King of Cool," not because he's a hipster, but because he is and has been Sub-Zero's designer for more than two decades. He is responsible for the look of the company's entire line of luxury refrigeration units. Caruso studied design in the 1960s at the University of Copenhagen and was strongly influenced by the design style of the time. "Danish modern was all the rage," he says. "My primary inspirations are ergonomic and to invent something that is both a good concept and outstanding aesthetic."
Caruso doesn't limit his design talents to refrigerators, or the Celle Chair. The holder of nearly 100 patents, he has also worked on LCD electronics, two dozen Wolf stove appliances, and furniture.
Sitting causes pressure on bones and tissues. Celle was designed using pressure mapping to properly support your body without aggravating the body's pressure points.
The "Perfect" Chair
When asked in an interview what one thing he wanted to accomplish before he died, Caruso said, "The closest that I can get to the 'perfect' chair—an elegant solution that contributes real progress in terms of long-term support and comfort." Well, Celle isn't perfect—it's only 98 percent recyclable, after all—but we believe it comes close. Offering advanced ergonomic support, easy adjustability, and ecological sustainability, Celle provides an affordable and good-looking seating solution for the home office.
From upright to reclined, your body stays in healthy alignment with Celle's Harmonic tilt.
Reaching the Peak
Designing the Celle chair was the "Mt. Everest of fun," he says. "At the beginning, I imagined a highly engineered, 'intelligent' surface that could be the ultimate in seating comfort. I envisioned hundreds of tiny 'cells'—each one consisting of a pad with spring-like loops that would both support and respond to different anatomical areas."
After working on his idea for two years, Caruso approached us with his concept. "I wanted to make a seat that was more flexible, had more variations, and had an outstanding design," he says. He wanted his design for Celle to update the look of the office chair, while ensuring that it contributed healthful, ergonomic support with inventions such as the Cellular Suspension system.