New HBF line designed for activity-based workplace
June 18, 2018 | 9:35 am CDT

HICKORY, N.C. -- HBF has joined forces with award-winning Swedish designer Henrik Schulz to design a new collaborative seating product: MOD. Inspired by the activity-based workplace, MOD offers a line of sofas, settees, chairs, benches, and ottomans with a modular sensibility.

“The international workplace is in a period of transition, moving away from enclosed cubicles towards a new landscape that is more human, collaborative, and adaptable,” said Henrik Schulz. “In Scandinavia, this workspace has been the norm for almost two decades, but the design movement is incredibly inspiring to me as a designer.”

MOD’s metal legs are designed to seamlessly join with different seating parts, regardless of the angle or direction, and modular components allow for increased design and collaboration opportunities. With an all-wood frame, MOD is solid but movable, adapting to the user’s preferred environment.

The seating cushion is made with three layers of varying density foam that is topped with down to allow for multiple seating positions. MOD pairs with laptop tables and low occasional tables, allowing for work or leisure. MOD is available as a three-seater sofa, a two-seater settee, chair, ottoman, and in various bench sizes. The sofa, settee, and chair are available with or without arms. The cushions can be upholstered in any HBF Textiles fabric/leather or COM, and the legs can be finished in a variety of colors. HBF was launched at NeoCon. See

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