Minimalist Seating: Rühe collection from Allseating

Allseating has launched the Rühe collection—a minimalist collection of seating and table options developed by industrial designer Mike Shields, principal of Studio3. 

Crafted to evoke a home-like feel, Rühe’s design elements are meant to promote health, wellness and cleanability. The line has a durable 14-gauge steel frame that provides strength and sturdiness and supports up to 400 pounds on most models. Rühe was engineered with seven support ladders and common arm components, adding consistency to the collection and contributing to a catalog of 15 seating configurations. Additionally, soft cleanouts between seats and backs are featured on all models to ease the cleaning process.

Each model in the Rühe collection has an inverted curve in the arms that provides a natural cradle to the forearm, while extended arm caps allow for ease of ingress and egress. Guest seating allows for the option of standard, plus size or love seat sizes to accommodate a broader range of body types and situations. The double and triple guest configurations can be specified with intervening legs, intervening arms or no intervening arms, allowing for more effective floor cleaning between and underneath units. Lounge options are available in single, double and triple for enhanced relaxation. Finally, two standalone tables in side and coffee table options are available as well as two linking tables that come in either 120-degree, end or mid-table choices.

Rühe’s arm caps come in in three polyurethane finishes, one solid surface finish and three solid wood finishes, with tables available in five laminate finishes. The metal frame can be specified in a silver, bronze or matte smoke finish, and most components are field replaceable. Rühe was also designed with a wall-saver frame to prevent the back of the chair from making full contact with the wall and causing damage. For maximum user convenience, a power module is available in a white finish to offer electrical access via AC or USB connections.