Seating: KI: MyWay
Students usually sit how they please and attempt to adapt rigid or fixed lounge seating to suit their needs. The design of MyWay lounge seating by KI invites students to sit in their own wacky ways, from diagonally to pretzel-legged to sideways. Students can sit on any horizontal surface, including the arms and the chair back itself. Though MyWay was not designed specifically as a modular piece, multiple units can be pushed together to create loveseats and sofas.
MyWay is available with three different arm configurations: conventional arm, work arm, and low arm. The work arm provides a surface to support laptops, smartphones, and tablets, and the low arm accommodates users sitting laterally. Any combination of the arms can be specified. Work arm tablets and decorative arm caps are made with a Baltic Birch plywood core wrapped with phenolic paper backing. Top surfaces can be covered with high-pressure laminate or thick-poured urethane rubber with a textured grip surface to hold devices in place while still providing a smooth surface for writing.
Rounding out the MyWay collection are 24-inch square end tables available in 16- or 22-inch heights and a coffee table measuring 24 by 42 inches and 16 inches high. Other extras that can be integrated into the chair or table surfaces include optional power/USB modules, allowing students to recharge their electronic devices while they continue to use them.
Other options for customizing MyWay include aluminum cup holders and ganging mechanisms. Two base options are offered: a steel sled with standard powder coat paint or optional chrome finish, or aluminum metal legs polished to a mirror finish.