A professional resource for the design curious

Get the latest design news direct to your inbox!

Reshaping executive spaces for the new era of work

Wilkhahn’s innovative seating and furniture solutions turn conference settings and executive offices into compelling spaces centred on the people who use them.

Reshaping executive spaces for the new era of work

Almost 25 years ago, Wilkhahn examined furniture’s role in their Conference Space Furniture Guide. A decade later, the Planning Guide for Conference and Communication Environments, provided an analytical look at face-to-face communication in the work world. Today, with their Executive Workspaces book, Wilkhahn highlights how these virtual spaces can reflect the identity of the people using them and corporate culture.

As with other workspaces, today’s conference settings aim to create an environment that fosters well-being, is flexible and enhances opportunities for collaboration. In its new 60-page book, Wilkhahn outlines these furnishing principles, using global project references to demonstrate how cutting-edge designs can make these spaces stand out.

Combining Bauhaus-inspired functional and timeless design, premium materials, and outstanding craftsmanship gives Wilkhahn furniture a premium look and feel, making them ideal for executive workspaces. 

For example, the ON conference chair combines healthy sitting with a prestigious look and feel. This ergonomic task chair can be fully upholstered in high-quality leather and fabrics to provide an elevated aesthetic suitable for boardrooms and executive offices. With various back heights and the added benefits of Trimension, the ON is the perfect solution for focus work or long management meetings. 

In large conference settings, the Justus Kolberg-designed Sola chair stands out for the precision of its die-cast aluminium base frame and its slender, understated appearance when viewed from the front and rear. Extra padding and leather wrapped arms provide extra tactility and comfort. 

Image by ‘Frank Schinski’

Intra provides absolute luxury and uncompromised quality in detail. Features include integrated armrests, precision-adjustable height and a motion-stimulating synchronous adjustment mechanism with automatic weight adjustment. The synchro-adjustment mechanism and controls fuse almost invisibly with the seat shell and the elegantly integrated armrests. 

The Modus executive chair, with its slender contour and looser-fit leather, is the style icon for the 21st century. The high-tech backrest frame, the incomparable torsion mechanism, the slim seat bearer, swivel arms and star bases made of die-cast aluminium come together with custom-crafted components to set a new benchmark for dynamic sitting the world over.

The Graph range exemplifies exceptional quality, timeless design and heightened aesthetics. The table’s crisp lines and fluid transitions balance the chair’s distinctive, sculptural shape, creating a harmonious and intentional space. All range aspects follow the classic Bauhaus mantra of ‘form follows function’; the perfect example is the chairs integrated arms on chairs designed to never collide with the tabletop.  

Image by ‘The Subdivision’

Beyond seating, Wilkhahn offers adaptable table solutions such as the Versa table range designed in collaboration with Wolfgang C.R. Mezger. A highly flexible standalone table or table system that can be set up and then dismantled or rearranged into different configurations. Versa offers workspace flexibility in a stylish table frame and organic tabletop.

To view Wilkhahn’s Executive Workspaces in its entirety, visit their website here or send an enquiry directly to the Wilkhahn team here.



INDESIGN is on instagram

Follow @indesignlive

The Indesign Collection

A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers

Indesign Our Partners

Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!

Related Stories

While you were sleeping

The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed