Jac Collection

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  • 2020

  • Product
    Furniture and Lighting

Designed By:

  • Concept: Marc Schamburg + Michael Alvisse
  • Engineering design: Zenith

Commissioned By:

Zenith Interiors

Designed In:

Australia

Jac is an antidote for disposable design. Built to last, Jac delivers sustainability, durability, and comfort.


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  • CHALLENGE
  • SOLUTION
  • IMPACT
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  • The design challenge was to create an enduring chair built for institutional and commercial interiors. Jac brings together the renewable sustainability of timber, structural robustness of steel, and body-friendly contouring of plastic.

  • Jac’s development took 5+ years of collaboration between Schamburg + Alvisse and Zenith's sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing teams. • The first stage sculpted an understated form to deliver comfort, safety, and ease-of-cleaning. • The second stage engineered Jac’s structure to ensure compliance with international strength and safety standards. • The final stage assessed Jac’s strength, safety, and indoor air emissions against rigorous international standards.

  • Jac has been independently assessed and certified for strength and safety by: • AFRDI* “Blue Tick” certified for public space use for people up to 135kg. ( Jac Side Chair base model ) • ANSI** / BIFMA X5.1-2017 - General Purpose Office Chair strength testing. (Jac Side Chair timber models.) • Greenguard “Gold Certified” for low chemical emissions ( All models ) * AFRDI: Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute * ANSI: American National Standard for Office Furniture)

  • • Designed for easy disassembly and repair. • Armless versions are stackable for space-efficient storage. • High-contact surfaces are impervious and easy to sanitise.