Sabha Collaborative Seating is a highly flexible and comprehensive offering.
Benches, one-, two- and three-seater options, built-in surfaces and functional occasional items come together to create the ideal counterbalance to personal workstations.
Instant access to power, wide fabric and finishing choices, and lighting designed specially for Sabha are vital elements across the whole collection.
The Choice Is Yours
Choice is central to Sabha. Configure it in hundreds of ways, depending on your workplace culture, headcount and the flow and layout of your space. Using the central undercarriage as the foundation for seating and surfaces, Sabha addresses a multitude of different interactive settings with the same vocabulary. You can even decide the direction of the backrests, and where the movable armrests go.
Versatile Building Blocks
Start with soft seating and built-in surface elements, which connect into Sabha’s twin-beam, four-leg base. To build a larger cluster for a lobby or public area, add recess legs in the centre for more support. In team areas, combine Sabha’s high backrests with shareable, standing surfaces, or use the backrest to create a sense of enclosure. Expand Sabha’s versatility with its accompanying elements: ottomans, coffee tables, stools and on- and off-module armrests.
Lights, Power, Action
Easily and instantly power up your devices with Sabha’s built-in power sockets. Store your devices right here too, thanks to Sabha’s built-in storage solutions. And with Sabha, lighting perfectly sets the scene for creative interaction. Its sensor-touch-enabled table and floor lamps create shared beacons where people can come together, as well as provide a sense of intimacy.
Foster Interactions, Naturally
Incorporate Sabha’s benches and two-seaters into a setting for informal quiet time or one-on-one meetings. Sabha’s soft seating and surface options beautifully furnish places that facilitate intimate discussions and private meetings. Sabha is equally adept at furnishing spaces that promote problem-solving, set the scene for informal meetings, or give 10 or more people places to hold separate conversations.
Sabha was born out of the realisation that teamwork and collaborative events are intrinsic to the success of the world’s top companies. “By understanding the applications and configurations in today’s agile working environment”, says Jack Wang, Head of Design and Development at Herman Miller Asia who spearheaded the project, “we realised that our end customer was after inclusiveness and flexibility. We decided to design a system platform, based on the learning of all the desking and panel systems we have launched in the past”.
Herman Miller Asia also intended to create longevity. “In designing Sabha, we wanted to provide customers with a sustainable solution that allows them to change finishes from time to time, without disposing of the whole product and starting again”, says Wang. The result is a whole constellation of furniture that is primed for convenience, flexibility and change: all without compromising on style.
Modularity is an inherent part of Sabha’s design. The understructure frame is consistent across all products within the collection, enabling the same platform to connect on top via clamps, which can be easily tightened and untightened for easy installation and dismantling.