Carmel chairs

Carmel Model on left: 6903-11C-90A-18PB-16HP | Fabric: Via Seating Via Leathers Slate 93. | Carmel Model on right: 6901-67CSS-53A20SU-19AB-18PB-16SCG-EDS-CTSC (GOLD) | Fabric: Via Seating Via Leathers Slate 93.

sophistication, style & substance

Embrace the superior executive, conference & execu-task seating series, Carmel. Subtle curves and classic tuxedo styling across the front and back, deliver style from every angle. The Via Seating’s proprietary comfort foam injection-molded around automotive inspired 100% steel framework, promise endless comfort and durability. Pair with choices of textured or upholstered conference arms or 8D adjustable task arms. Carmel delivers the latest in synchro control technology including the Quick Adjust Advanced Synchro, which offers easy, single rotation adjustments, optional seat depth adjustment and optional ergonomic forward tilt adjustment.  Carmel can also utilize a 360 degree swivel, height adjustable, no weight return-to-center & no weight return-to-max-height jury base on its mid back chair.

 

Be seen with Carmel.

  • Backrests: high or mid backs available in split or single shell forms.
  • Stitching: unique, tuxedo-style stitching with choice of adding executive diamond stitching to the headrests.
  • Via Seating’s comfort foam: a proprietary blend of high-density, injection-molded, closed-cell, cold-cured foam so durable and lasting it is backed by Via Seating’s 12 year warranty.
  • Arms: height adjustable and fixed, executive “C” shape options.
  • Control mechanisms: choices include synchro and single position knee tilt mechanisms.
  • Bases: five-star bases available in black nylon, polished aluminum and brushed aluminum finishes.
  • Jury seating: optional jury base on mid backs featuring height adjustment, 360 degree swivel and no weight return-to-center & return to max height.
  • Max weight: 350 lb. (see options for more details)
  • Quick Ship: 10 chairs produced in a 48 hour period.
  • Warranty: 12 year warranty including the foam.

 

  • ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 (R2016) Standard Method equivalent to CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010 (Clean Air Gold).
  • LEED – v4.1 Low Emitting Materials (Clean Air Gold).
  • Living Building Challenge (LBC) – Imperative 08 (Clean Air Gold).
  • WELL – Feature 04 – VOC Reduction (Clean Air Gold).

     

High back, single shell. (6903)

  • Use with 11C control.

High back, split shell. (6903)

  • Use with 9CH & 10CH controls.

Mid back, single shell. (6901)

  • Use with 11C control.

Mid back, split shell. (6901)

  • Use with 67C controls.

Mid back on a jury base. (6901-11C-20JRY)

custom additions

  • Optional executive diamond stitching.

    High backs: executive diamond stitching. (-EDS)

    Executive diamond stitching (EDS) is available across the front of the high back’s headrest. This is best paired with leathers, but can be paired with select fabrics & vinyls. EDS can be emphasized by adding an enhanced stitch thread color.

    Explore enhanced stitch: here →

    Mid backs: executive diamond stitching. (-EDS)

    Executive diamond stitching (EDS) is available across the front of the mid back’s headrest. This is best paired with leathers, but can be paired with select fabrics & vinyls. EDS can be emphasized by adding an enhanced stitch thread color.

    Explore enhanced stitch: here →

  • Optional embroidery.

    Embroidered logos.

    It is recommended that embroidered logos only be placed on the front or back of the Carmel high back or mid back headrest, due to the pronounced stitch work that runs down the center of the front and back of these chairs.  Embroidery cannot be placed on top of executive diamond stitching. This unique customization should be placed at least 1 inch from the top, bottom & sides of the chair.

arms

  • Armless standard.

    Armless. (-0A)

    • Armless chairs are standard on all models.
  • Adjustable arms.

    8-way adjustable arm, black finish. (-51A)

    Features a 2D to 8D height adjustable arm that offers the following adjustments:

    • Arm moves up and down.
    • Optional armrest rotates in 15°, out 15°.
    • Optional armrest slides out 1.5″, slides back to resting position.
    • Optional arm width adjustment bracket extends each arm 2.0″ away from the sides of the chairs and back to the resting position.
    • Optional upholstery can be added on static armrest 20S & and 4D rotating armrest 20R.

     

    Armrest choices include:

    20S static cap is fixed

    20R rotating cap

    • Both armrests are available with option of upholstery. The 20R example above shows upholstery applied.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    8-way adjustable arm, polished finish. (-53A)

    Features a 2D to 8D height adjustable arm that offers the following adjustments:

    • Arm moves up and down.
    • Optional armrest rotates in 15°, out 15°.
    • Optional armrest slides out 1.5″, slides back to resting position.
    • Optional arm width adjustment bracket extends each arm 2.0″ away from the sides of the chairs and back to the resting position.
    • Optional upholstery can be added on static armrest 20S & and 4D rotating armrest 20R.

     

    Armrest choices include:

    20S static cap is fixed

    20R rotating cap

    • Both armrests are available with option of upholstery. The 20R example above shows upholstery applied.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • Fixed arms.

    Black polyurethane “C” shape arm. (-80A)

    Fully upholstered “C” shape arm with a polyurethane interior. (-90A)

control mechanisms

  • Split shells, mid backs: synchro control mechanisms.

    Quick adjust advanced synchro control. *new* (-67C)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Single rotation back tilt lock adjustment (5 position).

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat slide. *new* (-67CSS)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Single rotation back tilt lock adjustment (5 position).
    4 Seat depth adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Quick adjust advanced synchro control with a seat slide & forward tilt adjustment. *new* (-67CSS-FT)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back tension adjustment.
    3 Single rotation back tilt lock adjustment (5 position).
    4 Seat depth adjustment.
    5 Forward tilt adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • Split shells, high backs: synchro control mechanisms.

    Synchro control with a heavy-duty spring. (-9CH)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (5 position).
    3 Back/recline tension adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Synchro control with a heavy-duty spring & seat slide. (-10CH)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (5 position).
    3 Back/recline tension adjustment.
    4 Seat depth adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

  • Single shells, all backs: conference control mechanisms.

    Single position knee tilt control for single shells. (-11C)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (single position).
    3 Back/recline tension adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

    Single position knee tilt control for single shells with a shortened conference handle. (-11C-1CRC)

    adjustments:
    1 Seat height adjustment.
    2 Back lock adjustment (single position).
    3 Back/recline tension adjustment.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

adjustable lumbars

  • Optional adjustable lumbar supports.

    Mechanical lumbar support. (-12LUM)

    • Offers depth adjustment.
    • Adjusts independently from the back.
    • Allows the user to promote the natural, forward curve of his/her lower back.
    • Promotes an optimal sitting position and the opportunity to maintain this posture throughout the entire work day.

     

    user guide: view the guide →

     

bases

  • Jury seating.

    Jury chair base. (-20JRY)

    control: 11C, Single position knee tilt control.

     

    gas lift:
    • Height adjustable with 360 degree swivel.
    • No weight return-to-center.
    • No weight return-to-max-height.

     

    base: 12” diameter die-casted aluminum, black finish.

  • Chair swivel bases.

    Black nylon 5-star base. (-18BB)

    • Standard base with black frames.

    Polished aluminum 5-star base. (-18PB)

    Brushed aluminum 5-star. (-18BA)

casters & glides

For use on chair swivel bases.

  • Casters.

    Black carpet casters. (-16HP)

    • Standard casters for all swivel bases.

    Grey hard floor & carpet casters. (-16SCG)

  • Glides.

    Black glides. (-16GL)

designed by Studio V

Studio V creates modern, sophisticated and original seating solutions that are ergonomic, beautiful and sustainable. This team of engineers and designers are based at the Via Seating Factory in Reno, Nevada, where they develop products using a prototyping lab, the latest in 3D modeling software and a materials testing center.

studio: Reno, Nevada.

Explore their design process here→

Dimensions recorded by Via Seating engineers using:

  • the BIFMA Chair Measuring Device® (CMD) &

  • the BIFMA Universal Measuring Procedure.

chair drawings