The Astro Chair From Via Seating Is Out Of This World

Astro from Via Seating breaks the mold by delivering a unique, interactive sitting experience like no other. 

Astro Via Seating circle of chairs
Meet Astro from Via seating.

As more workplaces evolve into an open and interactive environment, furniture solutions are becoming more lively, thoughtful, and comfortable. We are seeing a departure from structured collaborative areas towards more casual spaces that promote gathering to share ideas and provide the social interaction that has been lacking from the remote work experience. To support this changing workplace trend, Via Seating has introduced Astro, the perfect lounge chair for today’s office.


Via Seating’s own 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.

“A chair is more than a chair. It is the seat of creativity and productivity. It is as fundamental to your success as all the preparation that has brought you to this moment. A chair is your chair, her chair, his chair. Via Seating designs for the individual, the one for whom the next great idea is one vision away.” – Studio V

Astro by Via Seating brown

What was the inspiration for the design of the Astro lounge seating collection?

Our tagline for the line is ‘out-of-this-world-lounge’.

Designed with a playful design aesthetic, Astro’s cradling motion-lounge series also delivers comfort and style. Movement combines swivel, rocking (back and forth) and sway (side to side) postures. In a casual get together setting this works to set the tone for informal meetings and get togethers that are critical in today’s hybrid work environment.

Astro by Via Seating white
Mix and match multiple upholsteries across Astro’s cradling high back and beautiful seat.

What sustainability features does Astro have?

Via strives to be a responsible manufacturer. Our certifications and compliance standards: 

  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 Lounge & Public Seating (BIFMA Compliant).
  • 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).
  • Meets the Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm Healthy Interiors Criteria for Seating (i.e. HHI compliant).

We also participate in the following industry programs:


What are the main design features that make Astro a great seating solution?

  • Backrest: high profile back offers privacy and support.
  • Seat: option to upholster the comfortable seat in a different fabric.
  • Control mechanisms: choices include fixed, motion-lounge rock (back-and-forth rocking movement), motion-lounge sway (side-to-side swaying movement) or 360-degree swivel.
  • Bases: gorgeous polished or black matte 4-leg base signature to the Astro series.
  • Foam: high-density, closed-cell, cold-cured, injection-molded foam using Via Seating’s proprietary process.
  • Ottomans: add an ottoman, choosing between the square Chico style or round Luna style.
  • Max weight: 300 lb.
  • Quick ship: 2 chairs produced in a 48-hour period.
  • Warranty: 6-year warranty.
Check out Astro’s textile options here.

What do you think our readers will love about Astro?

Astro has presence and offers multiple textile options to be designed to fit any environment or design concept. Its high back design offers privacy and perfectly frames one within it. The comfortable, nest like seat is ideal for some quiet reflection or simply taking some time out. Our interactive “Spec It!” tool makes it easy to visualize Astro in your project!

It’s easy to create a spec sheet!

Where can our readers find out more information? 

Find your sales rep here, or contact us here, and visit one of our showrooms. We also plan to exhibit at NeoCon 2023 in Chicago.

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