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Stages in the life of an office chair, Part 4 Tool and fixture making

In the first three parts of this series, my colleagues explained the timeline followed by a new Klöber office chair, passing through the Product Management, Design and Technical Implementation departments along the way. My job? Tool and fixture making. As the name of my department suggests,...

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Leather – a science in its own right

We’ve extended the Klöber leather range exclusively for the launch of our premium seating collection Tasso 2.0. As well as pigmented and semi-aniline leather, our portfolio now includes a pure aniline leather, which is just right for this classy lounge configuration. Pure aniline, semi-aniline, pigmented?...

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Ten tips to stop you freezing in the office

Brrr! The icy chills of winter can really get us down. While some people here at Lake Constance spend their spare time out on the frozen lake (don’t try this at home!), many office workers all around Germany are having the same discussion they have...

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Stages in the life of an office chair, Part 2 Design

Market observation, trend research and inspiration: these are the first steps in the life of an office chair, as explained in more detail by my colleague Hagen Trischler, product manager at Klöber, in Part 1 of this series. I’m going to describe what happens next....

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Klöber at ORGATEC 2016 – we’d like to say THANKS

“Tired but happy” – that summed up the state of our team after a more than successful ORGATEC 2016. Five sensational, dynamic and tension-filled days are now behind us: with an increase in visitor numbers of a full 68.5 per cent (!) to the Klöber...

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Co-working Spaces: Achieving more together

A workstation on short-term rent, a sophisticated infrastructure, an environment which encourages creativity and fellow occupants who are there to offer advice, practical help and even the odd order? Yes, that exists! What co-working looks like in reality and what we at Klöber have to...

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The Klöber Klimastuhl: a field test

Four months after the market launch of our Klöber Klimastuhl and during a seemingly never-ending summer, our innovative office chair is more relevant than ever. In the first part of the “Living Lab smart office space” blog post, Prof. Hoffmann, research director at the Technical...

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Ten tips for hot days in the office

When the thermometer breaks through the 30-degree mark, it's sometimes difficult for employees to concentrate or stay motivated. The proper use of the resources on hand, a few simple changes to the daily routine and our Klöber Klimastuhl® can all help to make summer in...

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The Klöber Klimastuhl tour of Germany

There has been plenty going on at Klöber recently! Over the past few weeks we’ve been touring Germany with our innovative product highlight, the Klöber Klimastuhl with our goal to showcase the Klimastuhl as a world first by allowing people to experience it first-hand. We’ve received...

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Living Lab smart office space

At the moment it’s all about the new Klimastuhl here. But did you know that we were working on continuously improving the innovative chair with its “heating” and “ventilation” functions long before it went into series production? For instance the Klimastuhl has been a central...

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Office chair guide – 8 features that matter

We spend an average of about seven and a half hours a day sitting down. For most of this time, office-based workers are using an office chair. And that’s sufficient time to make it worth taking a closer look at this piece of furniture. I’m...

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Saving energy in the office – at the perfect temperature

In an era of rising energy costs, growing awareness of climate protection and conservation of resources, energy management is becoming an increasingly important theme for companies. In this context, heating and air conditioning certainly rank amongst the main cost drivers, alongside electricity for office equipment...

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Generation Y – Does leisure take priority?

Everyone’s talking about “Generation Y”. Narcissistic, superficial and focused on leisure – that’s how the media tends to portray people born after 1980. But what’s all the prejudice about? Are the young people’s values really so very different from those of the previous generations? We...

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Digital nomads: work on the road

Every morning, 28 million Germans get up and go to work. On average each of them spends two hours per day travelling to and from their place of work. One-third of these people would prefer a more flexible, more independent way of working – but...

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How room climate influences productivity in the office

There’s always a general macroclimate in the office. It’s primarily caused by influences that are controlled centrally, such as heating, air-conditioning, window ventilation and direct sunlight – but it can also depend on the building structure. Of course it’s no wonder you can’t achieve the...

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ConWork – from biro to office / conference chair

“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.” – sometimes I really do agree with this quote by German-American architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. After all, one of our latest developments, the ConWork” office and conference chair, has...

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A warm welcome to the Klöber Blog

Dear Readers, We’re in the process of bringing new momentum to the office. The market launch of our latest family member, the Klöber Klimastuhl, is just a few weeks away. But now it gives me particular pleasure to introduce the next highlight from the Klöber stable....

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The office of the future – bye, bye fixed workstation

A laptop, a coffee cup, an inspiring environment – that describes where many employees would prefer to be. More and more people are choosing home offices and cafés over single workstations in the office – so that they can give free rein to their creativity....