Inspired by his research that predicted a sharp rise in the use of computers in the workplace, Friedrich Wilhelm-Dauphin founded Dauphin in 1969 in the small town of Bavaria, Germany. To this day, the company remains dedicated to its mission of offering high-quality ergonomic seating at reasonable prices. Dauphin also prides itself on its commitment to holistic and sustainable business practices. Along with environmentally safe operational measures, all of Dauphin’s products are developed using Design for Disassembly principles that allow for efficient and cost-effective sorting and recycling of key components at the end of life. Whether it’s fixed seating, individual chairs, lounge seating, or tables, Dauphin is a one-stop shop for adding environmentally conscious, ergonomically friendly, and refreshingly stylish seating solutions to any commercial space.
Alexandra (Alex) Nino is a former investment banker turned aspiring interior designer. She will be starting the MFA-1 program at the New York School of Interior Design in September. She’s also a student member of IIDA and ASID, and is a contributing writer on the communications committee of the ASID New York Metro division.
Atelier 2 is the solution to all small-meeting-space problems. The adaptable seating program creates welcoming, functional, and comfortable dynamic spaces that are perfect for off-the-desk focus work. Not only can units be combined with connecting walls, they can also be specified with a surface power mount, allowing users to recharge their devices. Optional peninsula tables facilitate further customization. Atelier 2 is available with channel or diamond stitching, or without accent stitching.
$$$$ $5895 (base price in Grade A)
Fiore 4 Post
Inspired by the shape of a petal, this ergonomic, functional, and visually attractive chair is the perfect choice for a meeting space that requires flexibility. Fiore’s base options include a four-post side chair that stacks eight high on the floor, allowing a space to be easily transformed. It’s available in eight polypropylene colors with wood veneers and can be either un-upholstered, with an upholstered seat pad, or fully upholstered.
Eddy 4 Post
In a word, Eddy can be described as versatile. Its vast array of accessories make it suitable for use in any number of different settings including high-traffic areas such as cafeterias and training rooms, as well as colleges and universities. Available in eight polypropylene colors on polished metal or black frames, Eddy’s clever design allows it to be easily modified by the user as often as needed to fit the environment.
From the award-winning Perillo chair comes the cheeky and hip Little Perillo. The uninterrupted lines of the seat, backrest, and armrests give it a clean, modern, and futuristic appearance that is ideal for numerous applications. The standard product is lightweight white poly but can also be specified with a seat pad or fully upholstered.
Created by Gorgi Design of Italy, Speed-o is an attractive and affordable seating solution for a variety of spaces. Featuring an auto-synchronous movement that provides continuous and automatic lumbar support, the cleverly engineered task chair assembles without tools, yet still offers a height-adjustable backrest with variable back lock, integrated sliding seat, and is height and width adjustable. Standard on all models is the soft knit Mayer Spacer Mesh, available in 14 shades to suit a myriad of interiors.
$$ $499 ($599 with adjustable arms)
Siamo Swivel Tilt Conference Chair
Siamo Swivel takes the classic office chair and adds distinctive design and comfort to its repertoire. Its slim line seat and backrest give it a professional and polished appearance that is sure to liven up any office space. Siamo comes standard with a polished aluminum 5-star base and horizontal stitching detail. It is also available as a swivel chair with casters.
$$$ $609-$799 (dependent upon arm selection)
Siamo Bar Height Stool
With its slim line and distinctive horizontal stitching, The Siamo stool is a simple seat with a big personality. Available as a stackable stool, Siamo radiates a vibrancy
that exudes comfort and delivers an aesthetic that can enhance the design of a multitude of spaces.
Ergonomics reign with the Lordo Flex chair. Designed by Martin Ballendat, Lordo Flex boasts an adjustable backrest that pivots at the lumbar region for maximum comfort. The chair comes equipped with the patented Synchro-Quickshift Plus (QS+) mechanism, which provides continuous support, an integrated sliding seat, variable back lock, and a rapid adjustment to the user’s individual body weight. The elastic mesh is available in black or silver with two complementary frame finishes in black or anthracite.
Photography courtesy of Dauphin