Swerve is a furniture and product design and manufacturing company with a decidedly modern aesthetic.
Uniting a long industrial tradition with innovative design and a modern factory, Swerve's production trajectory pairs design and manufacturing staff with state of the art CNC equipment to agilely move through design, prototyping, fabrication, and mass production completely in house.
Call it the special relationship: When West Coast furniture-maker Michael Goldin incorporated a beautiful striped fabric by British fashion designer Paul Smith into his sleek T6 chair, the result was a marriage made in Anglo-American heaven. The chair is crafted at Swerve, Goldin's West Berkeley design manufactory, and its frame is precision-cut using durable, aircraft-grade aluminum.
''It's designed for permanence, not obsolescence,'' says Goldin, adding that the materials are also recyclable.
The textile is Stripes by Paul Smith for Maharam. The sharp tailoring extends beyond the upholstery: The spring for the back of the chair can be tuned to the weight of its occupant. Next up from Swerve? A ''low-rider,'' which, Goldin says, will be a ''reclining chaise version.''
The T6 chair is available from Swerve's showroom.