Projects: Lab

Arc Institute

Major universities partner to accelerate scientific progress and understand complex diseases

Installation Details

Arc Institute is a scientific institution that conducts curiosity-driven basic science and technology development. Arc operates in partnership with Stanford University, University of California-San Francisco, and University of California, Berkeley to accelerate scientific progress, understand the root causes of disease, and narrow the gap between discoveries and patient impact.

Cramer installed 444 Helix chairs in cold rooms, labs, and shared spaces to support Arc’s understanding of effective configurations for organizing scientific research. The state-of-the-art facility consists of private and shared office spaces adjacent to the labs, which include cell and tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, lab support space, and a vivarium.

Fast Fact #1

444 Helix chairs in Slate

Fast Fact #2

100,000 square feet facility, 60% of it lab space

Fast Fact #3

Lab work combines major research universities and top graduate programs.

Why Helix for shared lab spaces:

  • Frameless Back™ adapts organically to each sitter
  • Seamless i+™ Polyurethane cushions resist contaminants 
  • One-touch adjustment ensures a fast, personal fit

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