True to the original version, Conexus mid-back fills the void between task and lounge seating but with more visual lightness due to the lower backrest. This silhouette, combined with the sculptural shape, upholstery or wood back, and slim profile, makes Conexus mid-back a solution for lobbies, lounges, and collaborative environments. It allows its users to relax while waiting as well as maintain a comfortable position to carry on a conversation with a person seated next to them.
In terms of comfort, the slightly reclined backrest maintains the chair’s ergonomic features and back support thanks to custom bracketry for a seating position that lies between lounging and upright sitting. Conexus also features self-return swivel to keep a tidy appearance.
Conexus mid-back is available in two versions: fully upholstered or with a walnut wood back.
The wood back options are made out of one piece and showcase the wood grains of the flat-cut walnut. The optional ottoman complements both options and is available with a walnut shell or fully upholstered. The Conexus base is available as polished stainless steel or powder coated black. By mixing and matching all of these finishes with HBF’s upholstery options, designers can achieve a lounge chair look for an executive suite or for a startup tech office.
Conexus’ wood edge detail almost disappears into the upholstery with no welt, giving the appearance of a piece made from a single seamless material. This technical feat speaks to its craftsmanship and quality, with a final product in which only a thin edge and upholstery are visible.
In addition to serving as a creative guide for the HBF brand throughout its history, Vanderbyl has designed two other collections for them: the Charlie lounge series and the MV9 conference
Conexus also boasts environmental attributes. At the end of its life, its components can be recycled or composted. It is SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certified and is level 2 Certified. Conexus also provides LEED V4 and LEED 2009 Contributions.