The online Architonic catalogue features 160,000 products, 4,500 designers and 1,500 manufacturers. Across the world it's established itself as a platform for selected, high-quality designer products, materials and architecture projects. So the Swiss company obviously wanted to focus on good design and superior functionality in its own premises. Around 30 IN office chairs at the company’s recently opened Berlin location are examples of this approach.
Architonic’s Berlin branch is located right in the middle of the hip Kreuzberg neighbourhood, not far from Oranienplatz. Property formerly containing a factory was leased and developed there. The office is in a traditional, open-plan style and deliberately minimalist. White walls, narrow acoustic panels and industrial parquet meet plain work benches which are laid out in double rows. All workspaces are geared to a maximum level of openness and even the conference room is only divided off from the spacious office by a glass partition.
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In other words, the idea was to encourage plenty of freedom of movement. This backdrop is perfect for Wilkhahn's IN with its athletic aesthetic. Architonic’s co-founder Tobias Lutz was very impressed by its ergo-dynamic characteristics when he tried the chair out. Now his team will also be able to enjoy dynamic sitting. IN comes with patented Trimension technology and will encourage more movement in all workspaces. Consequently, it’s a perfect fit for the design-driven digital company.