Verve

Mark Kapka

Mark Kapka graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Industrial Design. He then began his professional career at Metro Furniture, where he spent almost a decade gaining exposure to the contract industry. In 1997, he set off on his own to create an independent studio.

Mark has become a furniture “specialist” with a tremendous range of work for many different environments including residential, workplace, education, and healthcare. His signature approach is understated, appropriate, and always interesting. Based on his deep appreciation for past industry developments and current trends, Mark brings a high level of sophistication and sensitivity to his new designs.

Mark has taught furniture design at California College of the Arts and currently makes San Francisco his home.

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Concept

Verve is a versatile plastic shell chair program that offers inspiring, affordable, ergonomic seating in the types of flexible spaces where people now meet and work.   As office footprints shrink, there is an increased demand for appropriately scaled seating that does not compromise a user’s experience.

Function

Verve provides outstanding comfort based on the shell’s built-in lumbar support and inherent flex, both of which promote healthy sitting and movement. Design functionality is optimized by Verve’s wide-ranging choice of options including 4- and 5-blade bases, excellent for conference, as well as sled-base guest models.

Core Components

  • 5-blade height adjustable with and without arms
  • 4-blade, swivel, fixed height with and without arms
  • 4-blade, non-swivel, fixed height with and without arms
  • sled base, non-stacking, without arms

Options

  • Upholstered Seat Pads, Upholstered Interior Liners, Fully Upholstered
  • Hard or Soft Wheel Casters
  • Plastic Glides or Glides with Felt Pads
  • Contrasting Thread

Construction

Shells are injection-molded, recyclable polypropylene. 4 and 5-blade bases are recyclable cast aluminum, as are arms. Sled base frames are 5/8”, 16-gauge tube. Upholstery pads are 1” of CFC-free, high-density polyurethane foam over injection-molded polypropylene substrates.

Sustainable Design Features

  • Greenguard IAQ Certified
  • Recycled content aluminum base (four and five-blade models) and arms
  • Recyclable steel tube base on sled frame models
  • VOC-free powder coat finish
  • Water-based adhesives

Five-Blade

Five-Blade with Arms

Four Blade

Four-Blade with Arms

Sled Base Non-Stacking

Four-Leg Steel Tube

Four-Leg Aluminum

Four-Leg Wood