Born outside of Philadelphia, Brad Ascalon was immersed in the world of art and design from an early age. His grandfather was a noted sculptor and industrial designer, and his father is renowned for his large-scale art installations throughout North America. Ascalon earned his Masters’ degree in Industrial Design from New York’s Pratt Institute in 2005, and that same year was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the “Ten Most Wanted” emerging designers in the world. For his first collaboration with Stylex, the pair sought to create a timeless, but universally usable, product.
Products that have typically been categorized as “guest chairs” are now used in casual conference settings, canteens, private offices, and collaborative work areas. This places new demands on form and functional flexibility. Nestle rises to meet these demands with its harmonious ergonomic form and extensive array of base options including cantilevered sled frames, traditional sled frames, wood legs, four-blade bases with swivel returns, and five-blade bases on casters with height adjustment.