New environmental Statement
In the environmental statement just published Wilkhahn describes an important piece of its corporate philosophy. Because design made in Germany embraces a lot more than innovative product design and enduring quality. In the “Consolidated environmental statement 2014-2016” the company talks about its approach to climate protection, social responsibility, resource efficiency and health management. It also puts forward objectives that they want to achieve in the next few years.
Law Firm in Pamplona
The Spanish town of Pamplona is primarily known for its traditional running of the bulls. Hundreds and thousands of people come to the festivities every year to watch the dangerous event, or even run a few metres with the bulls themselves. But during the rest of the year, life in Pamplona usually takes place on the streets. So with their design for a law firm architects Jon and Gorka Lizarraga wanted to create a place where people could concentrate on what they were doing. In furnishing the building they chose tailor-made furniture and high-quality office and conference chairs from Wilkhahn.
Anniversaries of our dynamic tables
Designer Andreas Störiko developed the legendary Confair folding table for Wilkhahn 20 years ago. Back then, design plans were drawn by hand and the huge rolls were sent by post. Since those days the world’s changed rapidly – but the mobile tables are still considered milestones in terms of flexible use of spaces that are organised by the people using them. To mark the anniversary, Wilkhahn’s devoting a new brochure to the multi-award-winning table family.
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Umweltfreundliches Büro gesucht
Seit 2008 schreibt der Bundesdeutsche Arbeitskreis für umweltbewusstes Management (B.A.U.M.) den Wettbewerb „Büro & Umwelt" aus und zeichnet jährlich engagierte Büros in vier Kategorien aus. Im Mittelpunkt des Wettbewerbs steht der schonende Umgang mit Ressourcen im Büroalltag sowie die Beachtung von Umweltaspekten bei der Beschaffung von Büroprodukten.
A look back at NeoCon 2014
Graph receives an award in Chicago
North America’s biggest office-furniture fair NeoCon seems to be a venue where Wilkhahn is guaranteed to win awards. After office chair ON garnered the sought-after “Best of Competition” award, the judging panel presented the “Best of NeoCon Silver Award 2014” to Graph in the “Seating/Conference” category.
20 years of the Confair folding table
Four question to designer Andreas Störiko
Wilkhahn has partnered with Andreas Störiko for a long time. Back in 1992, as a student he created a mobile conference concept and developed the Confair folding table two years later. The table’s speciality is that it can be folded up and opened out in one step, making it a template for a whole generation of furniture. Over the past two decades, Confair has been presented with numerous prizes and up until today the table range is a top seller at Wilkhahn. The anniversary is a good reason to interview Andreas Störiko about his work.
Furniture for tomorrow’s elite
Yale School of Management opens
The new faculty building at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in the US, was designed by the renowned architectural company Foster + Partners. Similarly to all the British company’s projects, this one was also implemented highly efficiently and precisely. The result is a glazed building complex around a generous-sized inner courtyard where students, lecturers and visitors will in future sit at and on Wilkhahn furniture.
Werkbund exhibition in Venice – “this is modern”
At the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice at Palazzo Ca'Tron, Deutscher Werkbund Berlin is organising an exhibition on today’s modern architecture and design. Some 25 architectural firms that are especially well known in Germany’s public arena were asked to demonstrate their position and approach towards an actual design task. Wilkhahn is supporting this exhibition with perfect seating for the rooms where the events are held.
Accolade at NeoCon in Chicago
Wilkhahn seems to enjoy repeated success at NeoCon, North America’s biggest office-furniture trade show. After office chair ON garnered the sought-after “Best of Competition” award, the judging panel has now presented the “Best of NeoCon Silver Award 2014” to Graph in the “Seating/Conference” category.
Wilkhahn at NeoCon 2014
In June every year Chicago becomes the office-furniture industry's meeting place. The city on Lake Michigan has a population of 2.7 million and hosts NeoCon. It’s the biggest trade show of its kind in North America, making it one of the premier industry events worldwide. This year, Wilkhahn will also be there with its American subsidiary and own stand in the famous “Merchandise Mart”. In terms of form and function the products are outstanding. Made in Germany they’re set to cause quite a stir, thanks to the boost given by recent successful projects, such as furnishing the renowned “Yale School of Management”.