Keilhauer Works Wunders
NEW COLLECTION SAFELY ENCOURGAGES WORK, LOUNGING, AND RELAXATION
Keilhauer’s newest collection, Wunder™, explores softness and comfort in a whole new way. The 13 piece soft-contract collection is designed to induce a state of relaxation perfect for brainstorming, ideation and creativity. Designed by EOOS for Keilhauer, it provides a multifaceted solution for lounge and work; Wunder can adapt and reconfigure to the evolving needs of today’s workplace to create distanced, pop up work areas, communal lounge and break out areas.
“We know our clients are looking for more value than ever – furnishings that can serve double duty. Staff need to be kept distanced but, down the road, able to reconnect and collaborate,” says Keilhauer President, Mike Keilhauer. “Wunder is a beautiful, soft-contract response to this challenge. Each piece can be separated to create a private lounge/work space, and, when the time is right, it can be easily arranged to bring teams back together.”
Whether used to create a socially distanced work pod or expansive lounge, Wunder brings a feeling of ease with it. The strong, significant outline of the shell juxtaposes the inviting, voluminous cushion. This combination of features communicates “work in comfort,” alongside an intriguing balance of angular, architectural shapes and organic, swooping curves. Careful proportions, slim wooden legs, and a confined footprint maintain a feeling of lightness and warmth to ensure Wunder leaves space feeling open, inviting and free.
Inspired by Keilhauer’s commitment to Bring Comfort To All, EOOS’ design focuses on this concept. “The whole series is designed around the cushion,” says Martin Bergmann of EOOS. “The cushion is the sign for comfort and where our eyes are drawn. We created the shell to provide a strong profile and help define the cushion in the chair and in space. The Wunder chair presents the cushion as if to say: Welcome, and sit down.”
A SOLUTION FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGES
Wunder’s stools, side chairs, lounge seating, and conference table can work as independent solutions, or be combined to create work, lounge or breakout spaces.
The Wunder Conference Table provides a perfect surface for productive work. It mirrors the architectural structure and materials of Wunder’s seating with minimal weight – resulting in a simple, elegant, and light table. When social distancing needs eventually wane, it can comfortably accommodate gatherings of up to six people to create a relaxed and inviting meeting area.
To dial it down and encourage relaxation, the Wunder Full Lounge chair is the ultimate respite. The contoured chair provides a feeling similar to a deep, relaxing lounger while maintaining a small scale. The outer shell creates a protective cover while the interior cushion cradles. Cushion and shell can be upholstered in two different upholstery options.
The individual seats such as the Wunder Side Chair, Lounge Chair, Full Lounge Chair, and Bar Stool can be easily adjusted to create socially distant work spaces and team discussion areas. When anchored by the Wunder Conference Table or Two Seater Bench, Wunder can facilitate a high-energy, inviting collaboration hub.
Clean lines and Keilhauer’s expansive offering of commercial textiles makes Wunder easy to clean and sanitize – ensuring the safety of employees returning to the office. The diversity of Wunder’s possible applications and arrangements ensures each piece of the collection can provide long-term value as workplace needs evolve.
For additional information, please visit, www.Keilhauer.com/Wunder
As with all Keilhauer furniture, Wunder is built from the highest quality materials, is designed and manufactured to last for many years, and is supported by Keilhauer’s standard 10-year warranty. Wunder is expected to carry BIFMA LEVEL® 2 and SCS Global Services certification for Indoor Air Quality at the Indoor Advantage TM Gold level. It is manufactured in facilities that produce zero waste to landfill, and which offset 100 per cent 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.
EOOS is Gernot Bohmann, Martin Bergmann, and Harald Gründl who studied design together at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1990, they started their first collaboration and founded EOOS in 1995. They live in Vienna and work in the fields of product, furniture and architectural design. EOOS is named after one of the four sun horses of Greek mythology and stands for their programmatic approach to the field of design. Eoos.com