Tori and Cavo Win GOOD DESIGN Award 01/09/2024

9to5 Seating has been honored with two 2023 GOOD DESIGN® Awards for Tori and Cavo, designed by renowned studio CLAUDIO BELLINI. Granted by The Chicago Athenaeum in 1950, the prize recognizes innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs worldwide.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by pioneers Charles and Ray Eames and former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., GOOD DESIGN spotlights work that has “chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.”

Winning products Tori and Cavo were designed by Italian design studio CLAUDIO BELLINI, whose work “seeks the harmony of beauty and efficiency.” Bellini believes that today’s work requires it, aiming to engage users not just with comfort but with interesting design that is aesthetically appealing. Bellini considers the office chair an essential working tool that allows for user efficiency but also gives the user space to be dynamic and flexible.

Tori is an innovative new task series that combines performance and innovative design to deliver influence impact—empowering enterprises to express personality and point of view through color and design. Tori’s signature wraparound back design not only makes it impactful from the back or the front, but it also creates a natural curve for lumbar support with aesthetics—design with a purpose. Created for tasking in private offices, meeting or conference rooms, and work-from-home spaces, Tori has a warm, versatile style with soft curves and an elevated aesthetic.

Cavo is a groundbreaking new high-design multipurpose chair to address the needs of today’s fluid workspaces that crave a beautiful aesthetic as much as functionality. The wall-saver frame design prevents scuffing, while the edge-to-edge under-seat cover enables stacking. Engineered for durability and cleanability, Cavo answers the call of multipurpose seating—reliability and style—enterprise-wide, from meeting rooms, patient rooms, collaboration spaces, cafes or classrooms.

“Last year, 9to5 Seating received four prestigious GOOD DESIGN Awards and to be recognized for our innovative new task series Tori and design-forward guest chair Cavo continues to prove that 9to5 Seating is committed to providing high-design products to the market that are both functional and beautiful,” said Frederik Fogstad, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating.

Tori and Cavo are now available to order. These products can be specified using the 9to5 Seating Chair Designer. Both Tori and Cavo are BIFMA Level 2 certified.