Wilkhahn news

11/26/2015 |

Photography exhibition - Andreas Gursky photographs four German chancellors sitting on FS office chairs

Pictures by Andreas Gursky provide food for thought. The renowned photographer created an unusual portrait of Chancellor Angela Merkel and three of her predecessors. They are viewed from the back while gazing at a big, red painting. Did this really take place? In his portrait, Gursky attached importance to the tiniest of details, including the right chair. The chancellors’ chairs are the FS 220 from Wilkhahn. The series of photos can currently be viewed in a major exhibition of the artist’s work in Baden-Baden.




11/26/2015 |

“Homeland” TV series - Cameo role for conference chair Graph

In the fifth season of the prizewinning TV series “Homeland”, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) takes up the fight against terrorism again – this time in Berlin. And Wilkhahn’s Graph has a small, but important cameo role. It's used as a sophisticated executive chair. In stylish black leather, the Graph conference chair is the ideal seat for Mathison’s new workspace and the high-power atmosphere where major decisions on world politics are taken. This is a home run for the conference chair Graph which as already been in front of the camera several times already.



11/26/2015 |

Reference – mining company in Perth

In the sparsely populated west of Australia, mining is the most important pillar of the economy. The headquarters of a newly founded mining company are based in Perth, the biggest city in the region. The office is situated in one of the most striking high-rise buildings. It doesn’t just command exceptional views of the city, but also boasts exceptional interior design. The design of the rooms fosters communication and teamwork. Wilkhahn seats, conference chairs, upholstered furniture and tables play a key role in the process.



11/24/2015 |

German Design Award 2016 // Two tributes to Wilkhahn

The German Design Award, presented by the German Design Council, is considered one of the leading design accolades worldwide. And Wilkhahn’s name came up in this year’s competition twice. Our IN office chair and website were each given a “Special mention”. This is the judges’ way of paying tribute to products and services which offer particularly interesting solutions and are daringly innovative. Our IN chair was therefore able to repeat its success story where awards are concerned and mirror the excellent results that ON has achieved.



11/05/2015 |

Loft offices – for less deskbound workflows and more engagement

High ceilings, open-plan layouts and light-flooded rooms have transformed previously practical but dull inner-city workspaces. This change has caused a real boom in loft architecture in international cities. But even in smaller and medium-sized towns conversions of old factory facilities into offices or residential units are also popular. A company called Wortmann from Detmold in Germany has shown that even a virtually windowless warehouse, never designed to accommodate people, can be remodelled to become a light-filled office. Wortmann is a footwear company, known for brands like "Tamaris". Architect Andre Rohde was appointed to convert one of Wortmann’s outdated warehouses into a state-of-the-art office with a showroom. The crisply designed, versatile setting meets all the requirements of modern office spaces. The castors on Wilkhahn’s “IN”, “Stand-up” and “Stitz” chairs are also perfect matches



09/21/2015 |

Wilkhahn Asia Pacific welcomes a brand new partnership with Ophelis

Wilkhahn Asia Pacific is thrilled to announce it has recently launched a new partnership in Australia, New Zealand and Asia with Ophelis, a close friend of Wilkhahn in Germany.

This exciting partnership is a natural fit because both Wilkhahn and Ophelis deliver designs that encourage communication and collaboration, and both companies employ a similar holistic and practical approach to their award-winning ranges, producing superbly designed solutions that pro-actively foster a healthy working environment that stimulates creativity, productivity and well-being.




09/07/2015 |

Interview in Bene furniture magazine

“People are lazy by nature”

Our bodies are designed to move about, but not to sit still. Nevertheless, many people working in offices today still spend most of their time sitting still. And the wrong postures affect our health and can cause back ache or cardiovascular problems. Under the banner of a dynamic office, Wilkhahn has spent decades developing furniture that cultivates a feeling of well-being and helps people to be more productive. Burkhard Remmers, Head of International Communications at Wilkhahn, was interviewed by Bene Office Magazine. He was asked about trends in office design and to describe future developments in office environments.




09/07/2015 |

Happy anniversary to the Confair & Timetable conference tables

Win a planning manual

On your marks, get set – go! Dynamic conference tables Confair and Timetable can help conjure up settings for productive meetings, presentations, seminars and many other events in no time at all. And the two conference tables are just as quick to stow away, without taking up much space. It’s hard to believe that the foldable Confair table will be 20 this year, while the Timetable conference table, the first flip-top mobile table, will turn 15.

To celebrate these two anniversaries we’re giving away 35 copies of the “Planning Guide for Conference and Communication Environments”, a practical reference guide for all planners. The first people to request one will receive a copy free of charge.



09/07/2015 |

Brainstorming on office chair ON

In 1993, Claus Sendlinger came up with an ingenious idea to offer a customised marketing strategy entitled “Design Hotels” to a hand-picked selection of luxury hotels. Since then the platform for outstanding boutique accommodation has evolved from something that only insiders knew about to an exclusive major player. The platform now offers 280 hotels worldwide, some of which have also been founded by Sendlinger himself. The brand has constantly progressed and lost nothing of its must-have appeal. To ensure it remains the case, the portal’s own brand lab was recently set up at the company’s headquarters in Berlin. And Wilkhahn’s ON, an ergonomic office chair that fosters physical and mental agility, is an ideal piece of furniture for a think-tank of this type.



09/07/2015 |

IN launch events in Asia Pacific

After the successful launch in Europe, events to celebrate the new ergonomic office chair have now been held in Asia and Australia too. The variety of locations matched the accompanying programmes. Visitors were treated to performances by dancers and musicians and of course had the opportunity to try out the new ergonomic office chair at their leisure. A look back at some superb evenings.