Geiger Office Chairs and Seating
Geiger Product Story
Geiger Construct’s suite of enhancements include an optional wall-mounted utility rail and cable tray for power and data management. This utility rail and cable tray can house a work surface-level power module that boasts dual outlets and dual USB ports. At work surface level, this utility rail and cable tray are hemmed in by a wiring space and graceful metal pencil lip at the rear edge of rectangular or rounded end work surfaces.
The work surfaces and wall mounted rail and tray form the backbone of the Geiger Construct system. Cantilevered supports can extend from this rail underneath the work surface to support it in lieu of leg or pedestal support. An elevated wood storage tray sits at the work surface’s rear and clips into the rail, offering an opportunity to effortlessly store mobile phones or morning coffee, keeping it off the desk, and privileging a focus on the work at hand.
CELEBRATING A CULTURE OF QUALITY
Geiger is a diverse community of talents, singularly motivated by doing work exceedingly well and devoting our energies to work worth doing. The expression of our work takes many forms, from product design to engineering to manufacturing to sales and support. But all of us share a common purpose: absolute quality.
We come by this purpose honestly. In 1964, John Geiger parlayed a passion for woodworking and doing work well into a hand-crafted furniture business. His love of and respect for the materials he worked with, combined with his appetite for perfection, set new international standards. In 1999, Geiger joined the Herman Miller family, extending John Geiger’s legacy to new generations and strengthening Herman Miller’s ability to create great places to work.
HONORING THE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
Geiger designs and manufactures furniture that helps modern professionals do their work exceedingly well, celebrates their individual relevance to the enterprise, and betters the work environment around them.
Geiger finds purpose in improving the lives of customers, team members, shareholders and society at large: Because too many barriers exist to working efficiently and comfortably. Because our team members deserve rewarding workplaces. Because investor confidence should be continually justified. And because lasting products contribute to a healthier world around us. We believe we must serve all of these interests, with integrity and without compromise.
History of Geiger Seating
For more historical information on Geiger (prior to 1996), please visit Geiger History.
A strategic alliance was formed with Herman Miller, Inc., in which Geiger Brickel manufactured and marketed three Herman Miller product collections. This alliance encouraged Herman Miller sales and dealer organizations to specify Geiger Brickel products where appropriate, while providing one-stop shopping for corporate customers requiring mid-price wood case goods, seating or system furnishings.
During this time, Geiger Brickel worked with three prominent designers: Anthony Garrett, Brian Graham and David Allan Pesso. These talented individuals expanded the company’s product offerings, while also garnering industry acclaim. Geiger Brickel was awarded one Design Journal Award for Design Excellence in 1997, two in 1998 and two IIDA Product Design Achievement Awards in 1999.
Four years after forming the alliance, Herman Miller acquired Geiger Brickel. The name was simplified to Geiger, and the company continued to design quality-conscious wood casegoods and seating.
Geiger introduced Settings, a revolutionary product designed by Jordan Goldstein, Ehren Gaag and Ken Baker, based on a simple framework of struts that support linear aluminum extrusions. In the same year, Geiger was awarded the Design Journal Best of Show Award for the Lumen Table System at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. Geiger also earned the IIDA Southern California chapter’s Acclaim Award for best new guest chair, David Allan Pesso’s Quiver stack chair.
In 2003, Tablet casegoods, designed by architect and designer Robert Allen, was unveiled at NeoCon. Featuring a phenomenal array of colors, textures and materials, Tablet facilitated new ways of segmenting private and collaborative space, such as rolling, co-planer work surfaces. Tablet was awarded the prestigious Connecticut AIA Award for “Architecture as Encompassing Art,” and the Southern California IIDA Acclaim Award for best new furniture system.
In collaboration with designer Timothy deFiebre, Ward Bennett Business Classics were reintroduced at NeoCon in 2004. Bennett’s H-Frame Storage Unit won a Best of NeoCon Gold Award, and Geiger was honored with the IIDA Creative Excellence award for exhibit design. Two years later, Geiger was again recognized with a Best of NeoCon Silver Award for the Foray Chair, an ergonomic executive chair that combined Herman Miller’s Harmonic tilt technology with Geiger’s classic style.
Geiger introduces Caucus Tables, also designed by Robert Allen. Timeless and architectural, the Caucus aesthetic resonates in contemporary environments where design integrity and material continuity matter. As a work surface, Caucus facilitates productive sessions with elegant and discreet power, video, voice and data connections.
In 2008, Geiger continues to evolve and lead the industry with exciting new lounge seating and occasional table introductions. Created in separate collaborations with designers Eric Chan and Mark Goetz, the new offerings give designers a fresh vocabulary for creative expression while meeting the evolving performance needs of high-image lobby, office and reception areas. The designs extend the Geiger and Brickel legacies of classic design, matched with superior wood finishing and upholstery.
Also in 2008, Geiger added four auxiliary products to its successful Caucus table line, to introduce a complete Caucus Conferencing Suite. In addition to plinth and leg tables, the collection includes a media wall, credenza and lectern.
At NeoCon 2008, Geiger earned two Best of NeoCon Silver Awards: the first for Eric Chan’s Lissome table and the second for Robert Allen’s Caucus Conferencing Suite.
In 2009, the Millennial Collection was introduced, to address the shift in work style behaviors and office design priorities in multigenerational workplaces, influenced by the influx of Millennial-age workers. Consisting of Geiger Levels casegoods, designed by David Allan Pesso, and Peer tables, designed by ai3, the Collection provides furniture for more efficient private offices as well as collaborative meeting areas in modern offices.
Also in 2009, Geiger earned FSC Chain of Custody Certification at its primary manufacturing facility in Atlanta. The certification enables Geiger to use FSC-certified veneers and substrates to create certified versions of its casegoods and conference table products.
Geiger is guided by initiative Perfect Vision 2020, committing to a set of dramatic sustainability targets: zero landfill, zero hazardous waste, zero air and water emissions, LEED Silver construction and 100 percent green energy. Two of these goals are met in 2010: zero landfill and 100 percent green electrical energy.
Geiger adds to its portfolio with multiple platforms of new guest chairs and tables: 2 by 3 stool by AI3, A Line and Deft chairs and A Line tables by Khodi Feiz, Saya chair by 5D Studio, Full Twist chair by Mark Goetz, and Advocate and City Hall chairs by Brian Graham. A new plinth table base is added to the Caucus table collection, and a hospitality cart joins the Caucus Conferencing Suite.