Wilkhahn, a leader in the commercial furniture industry, welcomes two flexible new additions to its portfolio.
September 11th, 2018
People expect a lot from Wilkhahn. And having just celebrated its 111th anniversary, it’s not hard to see why. Wilkhahn remains one of contemporary design’s most unflappable brands, continuing to innovate year upon year for more than a century. A leader in the commercial furniture industry, the brand welcomes two new additions to its exhaustive portfolio: the mAx table and the Aula chair.
Designed by Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, Wilkhahn’s Aula chair is a stackable, multi-purpose addition to the commercial sector’s demand for flexible design solutions. Taking plastics to a new horizon of functional and aesthetic profiles, Aula’s delicate lines and precise sculptural form offer designers an immensely movable and space-conscious alternative to the generally mono-purpose ergonomic seating. Available in up to 16 colourways and four upholstered options, Aula’s seamless structure suggests organic forms and provides end users with a high degree of lumbar and sacral support through a variety of sitting postures and applications.
Designed by Andreas Störiko, the mAx table reinterprets the relationship between users and their tools. No longer seeking to fit the body to the workstation, mAx’s self-stabilising functionality responds to user movement and need intuitively. As a folding table system, mAx’s vital, essential form offers the commercial sector a truly flexible and multi-purpose option to a variety of worker needs and behaviours – from the more formal boardroom, to buzzing collaborative hubs and focused solitary work, all the way through to cafeterias and breakout zones. A T-shaped foot section ensures sturdiness and durability and, when coupled with with mAx’s variety of table depths and forms, the system can be arranged in loose configurations or linked together for more uniform continuity.
Thanks to the establishment of Wilkhahn Asia Pacific – the brand’s full-scale operation responsible for locally manufacturing Wilkhahn products for the Asia market, initially developed in Germany – approximately 80 per cent of Wilkhahn products supplied to the region hail from their state-of-the-art facilities in Riverwood, Australia. Having achieved this significant milestone, Wilkhahn now looks forward to operating its complete network of service centres in Asia Pacific – realising new methods for lead time reduction and a truly responsive service model to all local markets throughout the region.
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