Keilhauer and Division Twelve Introduce Latest Product Enhancements – Funk, Melete, Epix
At Keilhauer and Division Twelve, we are always seeking to further innovate our products to keep up with industry demands and ensure that the needs of our customers are being met. That’s why we are excited to announce the latest additions to two award-winning, sustainable Keilhauer collections – Melete and Epix – and to the Funk table line from Division Twelve.
One of Keilhauer’s most versatile products, the carbon neutral Melete chair is now available with a seventh base option – the stool base. The latest Melete model features five casters, adjustable height, and a circular, supportive footrest.
The workhorse of the 100% recyclable Epix collection, the Epix cart is getting a makeover with a brand new, more ergonomic height and those same forward-thinking sustainability features you fell in love with, like easy disassembly for recycling and pure materials.
The Funk table is now available in two additional heights – bar and counter – and is now outfitted with adjustable leveling glides ensure complete stability.
Please see the press releases below for more details about Funk and Melete.
KEILHAUER EXPANDS THE AWARD-WINNING MELETE COLLECTION
The Melete chair now offered with a functional stool base
February 16, 2023 (Toronto) – Launching today, Keilhauer is expanding the award-winning Melete collection to include a stool base.
Originally launched at NeoCon 2022, Melete is a modern carbon neutral chair that is grounded in timeless Swedish design sensibilities and designed to elevate any interior design environment. With endless design options to choose from, like three heights, arms or armless, seat pads and now seven bases, Melete is one of Keilhauer’s most adaptable, versatile products.
The all-new stool base model has been added to the Melete seating collection due to popular demand and the success of the Juxta stool, another standout Keilhauer collection. Similar to the Juxta stool, the Melete stool base features five casters, an adjustable height function, a circular, supportive footrest and the unique, sculptural Melete backrest.
“The Melete seating collection is about the marriage of beauty and function,” says Meghan Sherwin, Chief Marketing Officer. “We are excited to provide this new Melete feature to our designers and customers, which will expand what is possible with this design.”
Ideal for a variety of spaces such as collaboration areas and office lunchrooms, the addition of the Melete stool base allows this stylish, beautiful design to be configured in even more design environments.
Designed by Swedish studio Afteroom, Melete is a winner of a Best of NeoCon Sustainability Award, an Interior Design HiP Award, and a Good Design Award. Melete was also an honoree at the 2022 Interior Design Best of Year Awards.
PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Melete is a carbon neutral seating collection. As with all Keilhauer furniture, Melete is built from the highest quality materials, designed and manufactured to last for many years, and is supported by Keilhauer’s standard 10-year warranty. Melete carries a BIFMA Level® 2 and SCS Global Services certification for Indoor Air Quality at the Indoor Advantage™ Gold level. It is manufactured in facilities that produce zero waste to landfill and offset 100% of electricity use with renewable energy credits.
Founded in 1981, Keilhauer is a privately owned, design-focused contract furniture manufacturer. Keilhauer manufactures seating and tables that makes work more comfortable for all. Keilhauer products are thoughtfully made to support communication and engagement in spaces such as meeting rooms, collaboration areas, lobbies and lunchrooms. Working with world-renowned furniture designers, Keilhauer is internationally recognized for award-winning design, built with extreme craftsmanship, to the highest environmental standards. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit keilhauer.com.
Afteroom is a Stockholm-based design studio. Founded and directed by Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei, their mission is simply to create beautiful products that will add value over time – design to grow old with. The inspiration derives from an intriguing interest in forms, senses, proportions, materials, and cultures. Their philosophy pivots around simplicity and honesty.
Afteroom believes that sophisticated thinking determines the balance between functionality and aesthetics, thereby bringing multilevel value to design. Taking rational creativity as the fundamental mindset, they have been working together with brands and jointly creating thoughtful designs that meet the market demands. For more information, please visit afteroom.com.
DIVISION TWELVE EXPANDS THE FUNK TABLE LINE
The bent metal furniture brand’s café table gets even funkier with new features
February 16, 2022 (Toronto) – Division Twelve’s Funk tables are about to get a whole lot funkier. How much funkier, you ask? How does 32 new design combinations sound?
Starting today, all Funk table models – square, circular, and outdoor – will now include two new height options in addition to the original café model: bar and counter. So go ahead, create the Funk of your dreams. Outdoor circular bar height for those lively summer patios? Totally doable. Indoor square counter height for a cinnamon oat milk latte and a really good book? Consider it done. Combined with Division Twelve’s vibrant, extra-funky color palette, the options are truly endless.
That’s not all – Funk tables are now outfitted with adjustable leveling glides ensure complete stability. Discreetly installed into the base of the Funk table, these glides are stainless steel and feature a non-stick black nylon base to prevent any scraping or damage to flooring. So not only can you design any Funk your heart desires, you can rest assured that these stable funky tables won’t be responsible for spilling any mimosas at Sunday brunch.
We like the Earth. So we use materials it approves of and that last a lifetime. Our steel and textiles are fully recyclable, our seat foam contains bio-based ingredients, and our seating is BIFMA LEVEL® 2 certified and Indoor Air Quality certified at the Indoor Advantage Gold level. But we don’t just stop there. All Division Twelve products are carbon neutral, and we use an eco-friendly powder coating process that limits VOC emissions in our metal frames. Plus, we’re a zero-waste-to-landfill facility – all to deliver sustainable furniture we can humblebrag about.
ABOUT DIVISION TWELVE
Division Twelve makes things. Things that make people happy. From tables, to chairs, to stools, our bent metal furniture is built to last. Bent right here in North America, everything we make is the product of durable materials, trend-forward design, and careful craftsmanship. Our incredible selection of colors makes each piece versatile, customizable and ready to help you do you. Division Twelve, a subsidiary of Keilhauer, was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit division12.com.