Wilkhahn Stuhl Occo in Szene gesetzt

Fifty years and almost 100 prizes… Wilkhahn wins iF Design Awards again

28.03.2017

Office chair manufacturer Wilkhahn from Bad Münder was awarded the renowned prize for the first time in 1967 and won another two again in 2017.

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Total design: Friso Kramer special at MidMod Design

15.03.2017 | by Wilkhahn Deutschland

The gallery and online platform MidMod-Design that specialises in Dutch mid-century design is showing originals of the furniture and industrial designer who was born in 1922.

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ON reference project at Riemser Pharma, Greifswald

08.03.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Reuter Schoger Architekten planned offices in a former fabric warehouse in Greifswald for Riemser Pharma. Capsule-shaped interior design elements contrast stylishly here with a meticulously crafted industrial backdrop that Wilkhahn’s ON task chair integrates perfectly with.

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At pop-up store in NYC: Sennheiser and Wilkhahn to explore „The Intersection of Workplace Design and Audio“

08.03.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

In light of a continually evolving workplace increasingly dependent on collaboration, efficiency and smart design, audio specialist Sennheiser and German furniture manufacturer Wilkhahn will explore ‘The Intersection of Workplace Design and Audio’ during an exclusive panel to be held at the audio specialist’s SoHo pop-up store location on March 9th.

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German Pavilion

MIPIM 2017: Wilkhahn keeps German Pavilion on the move

03.03.2017

With more than 2,600 exhibitors, MIPIM in Cannes is the world’s biggest meet-up of the real estate industry. This year, in the Network for Architecture Exchange (NAX) German pavilion visitors will be talking, negotiating and relaxing on Wilkhahn furniture.

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In the final: IN and PrintStool nominated for the ActiveOfficeAward®

03.03.2017

Two Wilkhahn products are on the shortlist for an award offered by the renowned office planning experts at Eurocres.

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Workplace of the future: EY picks Graph

28.02.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn’s Graph conference chair is a characteristic feature of global player and management consultancy EY’s Warsaw offices that Massive Design redesigned.

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Bank 1200 Friso Kramer

True legends: iF design special shows historical Wilkhahn products

22.02.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn is mentioned several times in the recently published edition of the iF design special on architecture & urban design. One of the items featured includes the 1200 bench system which was designed by Friso Kramer and won the iF design award in 1969.

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Frei Otto. Thinking in Models – Wilkhahn recommends architecture exhibition at the ZKM Karlsruhe

20.02.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

A major retrospective entitled Frei Otto. Denken in Modellen (Frei Otto. Thinking in Models) on the ingenious architect and Pritzker prize winner is running at the ZKM Karlsruhe until mid-March. The showcase provides an in-depth view of the methods, work and sources of inspiration of Frei Otto who designed four famous production pavilions for Wilkhahn.

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Architectural concepts straddling history and performance art

07.02.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

From 26 to 27 January the Faculty of Architecture at RWTH Aachen University brought German architects together to review architecture’s identity in the context of the place in which it’s located. A total of 32 architects were invited to present their standpoints on the subject, based on specific projects.

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Wilkhahn’s tip: Home Office exhibition in Berlin

01.02.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The Berlin Jochum Rodgers Gallery is offering a wonderful opportunity to travel through time with a visit to its Home Office exhibition.

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Wilkhahn at the INservFM facility management fair

31.01.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The INservFM fair has been an annual platform for facility management products, services and current trends since 2012, therefore reflecting the current importance of the sector. Wilkhahn is one of the way over 100 exhibitors and will be presenting its concepts for office 4.0 in hall 11.

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Atrium

Wilkhahn project news: prism-shaped design

30.01.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

From the two-storey conference room at their new headquarters, top lawyers at Holland’s renowned Stibbe law firm don’t just enjoy a fantastic panoramic view, but the stylish comfort of Graph chairs too.

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Wilkhahn news: ICONIC AWARD winner

23.01.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Award ceremonies are always special occasions, even if the results are known beforehand. This also applies to the ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Innovation, presented by the German Design Council at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in mid-January. The winners included Metrik and Occo, not one, but two Wilkhahn chairs.

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Art Rotterdam

Wilkhahn encourages ART Rotterdam visits

18.01.2017 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Rotterdam is sure to be a big draw for art and design aficionados in February. ART Rotterdam will be taking place in the Van Nelle Factory for the 18th time. Wilkhahn will be supporting the show and inviting people to come to its newly designed showroom at the same time.

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2017

Happy New Year

22.12.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Dear readers,
The Wilkhahn blog team is taking time off for Christmas and will be back in early January. Have an enjoyable break and we look forward to bringing you more news in the New Year.

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Stefan Diez

Wilkhahn’s tip: Stefan Diez exhibition

22.12.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Munich-based designer Stefan Diez is considered one of the most important younger generation German designers. Now the Museum for Applied Art Cologne (MAKK) is set to show an in-depth exhibition.

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Wilkhahn, Weihnachtsfeier, Büro

You’ve still got the office Christmas party to come?

16.12.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Then we can recommend tips from The Telegraph’s etiquette expert. And if the party’s already come and gone, there’s an interesting survey at the end where you’re asked about how it went for you…

The dos and dont´s of the office Christmas party

Respect and perspective: Wilkhahn supports db competition

01.12.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

It’s only the second time that db magazine has run its competition for redevelopments of existing builds. The event received an overwhelming response with 289 entrants and three prizes and seven mentions awarded. The quality of the projects was also exceptional.

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Occo

Life can be so simple: Occo selected by BDIAusgesucht!

30.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The executive committee of the BDIA (German Association of Interior Designers) chose its favourite objects from 32 products submitted by association members – and Occo was one of the items gaining top rankings.

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Wilkhahn’s Graph conference chair and Graph and Timetable tables

Stylish conferencing: Wilkhahn’s Heerema headquarters reference project on Stylepark

24.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

In the light-flooded headquarters of offshore company Heerema, Wilkhahn’s Graph conference chair and Graph and Timetable tables are an attractive combination for small meetings and large conferences alike.

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Wilkhahn film intro: sitting pretty

17.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The intro to our new Wilkhahn film shows a wide range of our seating.

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World Architecture Festival

Wilkhahn’s tip: World Architecture Festival in Berlin

16.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Chipperfield, Sauerbruch, Gerkan, Scheeren – and many others in the international architecture community are meeting up for the WAF in the Arena in Berlin from 16-18 November.

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A look back at Orgatec 2016: Wilkhahn leads the way – with clever solutions for office 4.0

11.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn featured a whole range of new and established products for office 4.0 at Orgatec in Cologne. The showcase focused on three key questions: how can staff consistently maintain good health? How can design foster loyalty and motivation? And what’s the best way to promote interaction between office workers?

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ICONIC AWARDS

Wilkhahn News: Occo also scoops ICONIC AWARD

09.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

It isn’t just the Metrik cantilever chair – Wilkhahn’s Occo chair and table range is also a winner at the ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Innovation 2017.

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Metrik Iconic Awards

Wilkhahn News: ICONIC AWARD for Metrik

09.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Discovering and honoring the very best in interior design is the aim of the German Design Council’s ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Innovation competition. One of the products singled out this year is Wilkhahn’s Metrik cantilever chair, which won the “Best of Best” award.

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Franck

Wilkhahn Design Talk: “Everyone was bowled over by the very first stool we printed.”

09.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Thorsten Franck on the PrintStool One, a fascination with simplicity and what links basket weaving and 3D printing.

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Klimaschutzplan

Climate protection plan industry declaration

08.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Coinciding with the start of the UN climate conference in Marrakech, 41 German companies from across industry are calling on their government to develop an unambiguous plan to achieve the climate goals of the Paris agreement. Wilkhahn is naturally one of them.

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PrintStool Wilkhahn

The beauty of the process: PrintStool One in film

02.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn’s PrintStool One, produced in collaboration with designer Thorsten Franck, is the first dynamic stool manufactured using 3D printing methods. A brief film shows the beauty of its production process, the diversity of options it affords, and the new aesthetic of the surfaces.

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DBU

Noblesse oblige: the German Environmental Prize

02.11.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Two concrete recycling companies and one manufacturer of ethically viable smartphones – these are the winners of this year’s German Environmental Prize. Wilkhahn, which itself received the nation’s leading environmental award in 1996, took part in the award ceremony and is currently paving the way for a new milestone in ecological responsibility with its Printstool One.

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IN wins Office Oscar

26.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

And the winner is: Wilkhahn IN. The German magazine “Das Büro” is once again awarding the coveted Office Oscars to coincide with Orgatec.

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Metrik, cantilever chair, whiteID

Wilkhahn design talk: “Here we really did push feasibility to the limits.”

20.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Andreas Hess (photo right) about whiteID’s Metrik cantilever chair for Wilkhahn and the lessons learnt from making chairs for children and chairs for adults and what Helmut Schmidt and Dirk Nowitzki have in common.

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TeamConnectWireless

Wilkhahn product news: instant audio conferences

19.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn will be presenting a mobile solution for audio conferences for the first time at Orgatec as part of a collaboration with Sennheiser.

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Speed Conferencing / Dynamic conference room

Speed Conferencing / Dynamic conference room

17.10.2016

Wilkhahn invented dynamic tables with flexible settings in mind with a view to enabling people to set up their own flexible configurations. Ingeniously easy to handle and superbly designed. See how easy it works.

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Wilkhahn’s tip: Dubai Design Week 2016

Wilkhahn’s tip: Dubai Design Week 2016

14.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The city on the Persian Gulf will be presenting itself for the second time this year during Dubai Design Week as an international hotspot for the design community. The event will be based in Dubai Design District (d3) where the Wilkhahn showroom is also located.

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Wilkhahn culture: “Art has no limits” exhibition

12.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The Wilkhahn Collection, Erika Knoop and Yvonne Goulbier are inviting visitors to come to an exhibition that will open in Eimbeckhausen on 14 October 2016 at 7 p.m. Three artists will be presenting a range of different work there along the “Art has no limits” theme.

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occo chair

Wilkhahn design talk: “Hey, if you could stack it too it would be perfect”.

07.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub discuss the new Occo chair and table range

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Wilkhahn project news: work 4.0 at Hafven, Hanover

07.10.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

A new co-working and maker space called Hafven opened in Hanover at the beginning of October. Over more than 2,000 sq m in size, it provides office space and conference rooms, as well as workshops and a café accessible to the public. The Wilkhahn chairs for the Hafven workers are versatile and match the innovative nature of the concept.

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Koelnmesse Orgatec

Wilkhahn’s tip: plan now for ORGATEC events

29.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The countdown’s running: premier trade show ORGATEC will be opening its doors on 25 October. Expected are around 50,000 visitors from all over the world who will be finding out about the latest new products and trends at the over 600 stands. Wilkhahn will again be in Cologne in force. The stand in hall 6.1 will include no fewer than five product debuts. In addition to new products, ORGATEC will be offering a range of events and presentations. We’ve added some of the most important ones below.

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exporeal München with Wilkhahn

Wilkhahn’s tip: EXPO REAL in Munich

28.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

EXPO REAL is considered Europe’s biggest real estate and investment trade fair. It will open its doors in Munich on 4 October and feature over 1,700 exhibitors who represent a property’s entire lifecycle – from the planning to the construction phase to marketing and use of the building. The latest industry trends and innovations will be discussed in no less than 100 events. Wilkhahn will also be there as part of the programme organised by the Network for Architecture Exchange (NAX).

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The Major German Brands

Wilkhahn’s a “major German brand”

27.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The German Design Council invited guests to a special book launch in Berlin in mid-September. This year’s edition of The Major German Brands was introduced to the Minister of Culture, Professor Monika Grütters, and a whole host of guests from the worlds of business, politics and culture. Wilkhahn is also part of the select group of companies presented by the German Design Council.

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Cafeteria Van Nelle, Ceno, Aline, Chassis

Van Nelle Factory lunch restaurant with Chassis, Ceno and Aline

22.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The Simultaneity of Modernism: Van Nelle Factory lunch restaurant with Wilkhahn seating

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Wilkhahn, Stand-Up, upholstery, Stand-up – motion-driven stool even more comfortable

Product news: Stand-up now rounder and more colourful

15.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn’s dynamic Stand-up with new features.

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IN, Bürostuhl

IN task chair receives FIRA Award

12.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Since its launch last year, the IN office chair has already won a number of major design prizes. Now it’s garnered another one which pays tribute to its ergonomic qualities in particular. The British Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) presents the FIRA Ergonomics Excellence AWARD to British products that are exceptional in boosting health and therefore productivity in the workplace. The fact that IN was able to comply with the stringent criteria of the independent institution, underlines Wilkhahn’s aim to create a global benchmark in dynamic sitting.

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New work, American style: 19 tips for healthier working environments

12.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

We can’t say for certain whether the 19 “crazy easy ways” you can be healthier in the office really all work. But the tips from The Muse, the US recruitment agency, are definitely worth a read – particularly since some of them could have stemmed from Wilkhahn’s Office for Motion concept…

19 tips for healthier working environments
Timetable Conference Table

Timetable / Timetable Smart conference table – tapping into new applications

12.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Today everyone’s talking about agile companies, change management, flexible organisation and smart working. With ingenious functionality and first-class design that’s exactly what the Timetable conference table family does like no other range. And what’s more, Timetable’s ideal for new settings. Examples include multipurpose council conference areas with round table systems which can be cleared away in no time, allowing the space to be reused for other options. We’ve added further sizes and shapes to the already wide product range to make it as versatile as possible for you. And we’ve provided all the OFML data with the useful meta planning tool. If you have any questions or require any more detailed information please contact us.

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Endurance tests passed – Wilkhahn ON and IN office chairs with Trimension® now for 24-hour use

08.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Seating that’s used around the clock in shifts places especially high demands on people and materials. Particularly in control rooms and monitoring centres, staff need to be extremely alert and totally focused at all times. This requires extremely hard-wearing office chairs that enable as diverse and frequent a range of movement as possible to prevent fatigue and to guarantee concentration. This is exactly the reason why Wilkhahn developed ON and IN models that allow users to reap the benefits to health provided by Trimension® 3D-kinematics around the clock.

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Design Talk with Marcus Foley

08.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

We had the pleasure speaking to Mr. Marcus Foley, Founding Partner and Group Managing Director at PDM International. Here are some insights from his 20 years in the design industry.

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Encouraging movement and interaction in office 4.0

08.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Office 4.0 is all about two core issues. Firstly, how do we keep employees consistently healthy and productive? And secondly, what key role do offices play when people can work at any time and from anywhere?

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The making-of Wilkhahn’s new film

06.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Wilkhahn has created a new film with an intriguing look behind the scenes. Snapshots of the recently completed shoot provide a sneak preview.

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5th German Chair Builder Day – a showcase of chair production regions

06.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

From a regal throne to an everyday object is how you could briefly sum up the cultural history of the chair. It wasn’t until the industrialisation of chair production in the middle of the 19th century that sitting on chairs became possible for everybody. Across Germany, regional hubs for chair factories sprang up and experienced something of a boom thanks to vast supplies of timber. Some of these areas included Deister-Sünteltal in Lower Saxony, where Wilkhahn is still based today, as well as Rabenau in Saxony, where the 5th German Chair Builder Day will take place on 10 and 11 September.

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Wilkhahn at La Biennale di Venezia

La Biennale di Venezia

06.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

“Reporting from the Front”: This title symbolises the dynamic interpretations of realities being shown by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, this year’s director of the Biennale, at the world’s most important international architecture exhibition. 2016 sees the fifteenth outing of the “Biennale di Architettura” in Venice.

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Call for entries: European Architectural Photography Prize 2017

05.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

The European Architectural Photography Prize is presented every two years and its theme this time is borders.

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Modus task chairs – Auditorium in Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

01.09.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Just like the elite university of Oxford itself, the new building on the revered campus exudes exceptional class too. Herzog & de Meuron chose Wilkhahn’s benchmark Modus office chair as the seating for the big lecture theatre in the School of Government at Oxford.

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Wilkhahn dynamic office – Office for motion

29.08.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Both globally and locally, businesses are faced with the challenge of ensuring efficient information flows for everyone involved. In a knowledge-based era efficiency and motivation are vital. But one of the most pressing problems is often overlooked.

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Conference Call in Real Life

24.08.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

Quite a big part of the global economy is managed by conference calls. Everybody has its own experiences with it. This video from 2014 shows this type of event in real life. And it is still true… and entertaining. Watch Video

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Adding more movement to a bank’s new build

24.08.2016 | by Wilkhahn Germany

A new building designed by Aalen-based Liebel/Architekten was commissioned by Volk- und Raiffeisenbanken in Markgröningen in south Germany. The goal is to develop communal space.

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