separately moveable swing plates, just like two thighs, lie at the core of the technology. Minimal shifts in weight are already translated into movement. The position of the pivotal points and the way they work are exactly like knee and hip joints. As a result, the body’s equilibrium remains in perfect balance – no matter what posture it adopts or the way it moves. This new dimension in seating quickly becomes something that’s -taken for granted. Backache is effectively prevented and the metabolism, muscles and joints are stimulated.
In today’s digitalized world, offices need to be appealing and healthy environments in order to attract and retain talented people. Keeping ecological footprints in check is also a priority, which is why 80% of the mesh on AT Mesh’s backrest frame is made of recycled polyester. The positive effects of Trimension® on health, wellbeing and mental agility have been borne out by three scientific case studies.
AT’s modern aesthetic also sets a new standard in office chairs. All transition points have been carefully modeled with an attention to detail so that the frame looks organic. Picking white for the seat and backrest shell and frame components increases the choice of designs for different environments and conjures up especially fresh looks with an almost homelike appeal.
21 range -Design: Klaus Franck, Werner Sauer, 1980
Over 35 years ago two young designers at Wilkhahn recognized that sitting still cannot be healthy. Both of them wanted to give adults their natural mobility back.
Following intensive studies, they developed the FS-Line, a chair that revolutionized the office furniture industry. Since then, we have produced 40 variations of this chair. Millions of these have been sold worldwide; they have been inundated with awards and have often been imitated - but not very successfully.
The principle is quite simple: the highly flexible seat shell adjusts automatically to any change in posture. The technical term for this is: "automatic synchro-adjustment". We call it "Sitting without a driving licence."
Appealing variety in one design language
To meet the growing demand for attractive, height-adjustable task chairs in home offices, hot-desking workspaces and co-working spaces, Wilkhahn is offering the star base from the Occo Conference seating for the basic Occo models too. The generously sized seat shell with its integrated armrests is now in all six colors and four types of upholstery, as well as a simple, height-adjustable office chair, as are the variants of the compact seat shell without armrests (Occo SC). The choice of aluminum star bases in black or white spans surfaces in coated, textured-matte finishes to matte-polished to bright chrome-plated options.
Minimal materials.Maximum transparency. Simple to use.
This range is an ingenious combination of lightweight furniture that is comfortable at the same time. So what could be more logical than to add a visitor and standard office swivel chair to the concept? The visitor swivel chair has a flat, four-arm star base and the transportable, height-adjustable office chair has a vertically aligned, fivestar, diecast aluminium base. Similarly to the swivel pedestals, they are bright chromium plated and therefore particularly robust. Both models have a contact suppression feature and are very flexible. As a result, they are very comfortable for a range of applications, for meetings, discussions, showrooms, reading rooms, Internet cafés or at your desk at home.
320 range - Design: Büro Neunzig°design
The name says it all. Yonda stems from “beyond” because this piece of furniture really goes that extra mile. Neunzig°design studio reinterpreted the archetypal, spacious shell-structure chair to craft an innovative range that meets the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s world. Yonda’s a comfortable chair family with a whole host of design options for both homes and workplaces. But it doesn’t stop there. Its design, materials and surface finishes reflect the concept of a circular economy.
Thanks to the sculptural-looking armrests that curve downward at the front, the biocomposite seat shell looks lightweight and dynamic despite its size. Even the version without upholstery is exceptionally comfortable. With a felt pad, seat cushioning or padding on the inside, it’s even more so. If required, the seat cushioning also comes with a distinctive Y-shaped depression as a reference to the first letter of the range’s name.
The cushion covers come in different textures and colours and the through-dyed polyamide seat sections and frames are also available in a total of six colours. The spectrum covers black, white and grey to grey-beige and orange-red to blue-grey. The bright chrome-plated frame can be combined with all the colours. Up to six Metrik cantilever chairs can be stacked on top of one another in this version.
The Occo 221 chair and table range, designed by Jehs + Laub, is versatile and suitable for a wide range of environments including meeting, cafeteria and conference spaces. The original Occo multipurpose chair features armrests and a distinctive, enveloping shell, is available in six colors, four frame types and four upholstery options. It’s new sibling, Occo SC (Side Chair), is a welcome addition to the 221 range. The Occo SC includes both four and five star base models and is available in all of color and upholstery options to match its bigger sibling.
Wilkhahn’s Aline range, designed by Andreas Störiko, sets a standard for multi-purpose rooms and informal communications areas. At the heart of Aline lies the multipurpose chair with a design that is both coherent and innovative. The seat and backrest are made of strong plastic and the chair has a stylish, bright chrome-plated round steel rod skid base. The result is a piece of furniture that is lightweight, stable and with materials reduced to the max. The flexible design and colour-matched high-efficiency fabric covering, combined with the holes to keep your body cool at the back, make sitting on the chair both relaxing and comfortable.
Contas is an intelligent, superior and durable furnishing solution that quickly pays dividends. The clarity and quality of this sophisticated table system’s design is impressive. It cuts an equally fine figure in conference rooms and highlights the importance of the occasion. Contas also offers attractive cost benefits in terms of facility management. Contas can adapt to different numbers of participants, course methods and room shapes. Tool-free assembly turns the table systems into single tables, linked rows or grouped into horseshoe shapes or blocks in no time. The patented interlocking mechanism and the clever integration of all functions save time and money. The frame is bright chromium plated, with a choice of laminate, veneer and linoleum tabletops.
Combining brains and beauty produces fascinating solutions that quickly pay dividends. Designer Andreas Störiko created Timetable for Wilkhahn and added a new dimension to the concept of high-quality conference areas. In just one simple step, the table top can be tipped up and the foot section with lockable castors turned inwards fully automatically at the same time. As a result, the tables are not just easy to move from room to room, but also compactly nest into one another.
Their intuitive handling, high quality and smart appeal are ideal for dynamic conference areas and save both space and time. After all, furnishing costs are often just a fraction of the room and facility management expenditure. Anyone investing in intelligent, quality solutions can save a lot of money in the long run.
636 range: Design: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger
The modular table range combines seminal forms and high quality with customised variety of design and room usage. The classily stylish frame looks seamless and underscores the exceptional high-quality, airily light look of the configurations.
The table frame and top are cleverly connected by a bayonet lock, allowing the tables and table systems to be set up, extended, made smaller or dismantled again in no time – without any tools or loose connecting parts. Rectangular, semi-barrel, trapezoid, semi-trapezoid, rounded 90° corner and 90° circular segments with various table depths offer the right solutions for any size of room, number of attendees and type of conferences. What’s more, they come with surfaces and in colours to match the space concerned.
Prestigious. Energising. Dynamic.
Lack of physical activity in offices is considered the main reason for back pain, headaches, fatigue and other complaints in the modern world. At desks or in conference rooms – the majority of office work is sedentary. Which is why, in addition to dynamic seating, alternating between standing and sitting is becoming increasingly important. Getting up and standing for a time while working pays dividends. Especially when your body’s seized up and your creative powers are stalling. And the same applies the other way round too. If meetings at high tables drag on, sitting down in between helps take the pressure off.
Consequently, the standalone tables (71–118cm (28"–461/2")) with electrically height-adjustable frames perfectly complement the impressive Travis conference table system. The rectangular shapes (90x180cm (353/8"x707 /8"), 100x200cm (393/8"x783/4")) are ideal as desks or as conference tables. And a sitting-down meeting with eight people at the barrel-shaped table (80/100x230cm (311/2"/393/8"x901/2")) can quickly become a standing-up one.