Two wins: Klöber office chairs for Maersk in Hamburg


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There are now six different styles within the Mera series. Maersk has taken 350 chairs, all of which are either the Mera 94 or Mera 88 models. Photo: © Wini Büromöbel
The Mera task chair can be customised depending on your preferences and requirements. From team workstation to management office, from a straightforward all-rounder to high-end office interiors. Photo: © Wini Büromöbel
The Ericus-Contor is located centrally within Hamburg’s HafenCity development. The perfect location for the HQ of the German subsidiary of the A.P. Møller Maersk group. Photo: © Wini Büromöbel

A.P. Møller Maersk is the largest container shipping line in the world. The headquarters of the German office was looking to relocate in 2016, and they moved into the Ericus-Contor with their current staff of around 350. The building, which was designed by Copenhagen architects’ office Henning Larsen Architects occupies a prime location in Hamburg’s harbourside HafenCity. The new offices are furnished with chairs by Klöber, the seating manufacturer from Owingen.

With subsidiaries and offices in more than 130 countries, the Maersk group employs more than 88 000 people worldwide in the maritime transport and container logistics industries. HafenCity Hamburg was an attractive location for the new headquarters of the German office.

Maersk has the use of 4500 m² floor area in the fourth to seventh floor of the Ericus-Contor. The building is provisionally certified to gold standard as a green building, and has full-height windows, a double-glazed façade, concrete core activation cooling and an additional ventilation system to create a premium modern workplace. With the Spiegel headquarters as an immediate neighbour, the building is reminiscent of the distinctive pointed silhouette of a ship’s bow.


Quality, ergonomics and design

Corporate values of importance to Maersk, such as diligence, commitment and creation of the right working environment for employees, have been taken into consideration for the outfitting of the offices. As well as a high quality standard, ergonomic outfitting, design and user-friendly products, the goal was to integrate a highly versatile mesh-back chair into the office concept.

In cooperation with furniture manufacturer WINI and local dealer Gärtner, Klöber provided a 6-seater bench as a product sample. Klöber selected the models Mera 88 with mesh back and Mera 94 with fully upholstered backrest. Both models come with 3D armrests, deep-sprung seat and large castors. The idea of submitting two models for the tendering process was based on the consideration of individuality and flexibility. This allows every employee to pick the chair that feels right for them.


Mera – the team favourite

With the coherent overall impression and optimum price-performance ratio, Klöber hit the jackpot with Maersk. One feature that made the Mera series so appealing was its innovative character. Maersk ordered 350 Mera 94 and Mera 88 office chairs in total.


Height-adjustable armrest
Adjustable in height by 10 cm, scaled.
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Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
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Lumbar support
Lumbar support, optional. Provides additional support for the lumbar region.
Point-synchronised mechanism
Constant contact with the pelvis during the entire movement. No "shirtdragging" effect.
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red dot design award
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Intervertebral discs
An intervertebral disc is a flexible link consisting of fibrocartilage between the vertebrae.
3D arm supports
The armrest top is adjustable by 5 cm in depth and by approx. 3 cm in width without tools. The armrest top is made from soft TPU foam with a pleasant soft feel that is gentle to the skin.
Quality Office
The Quality Office guideline defines quality standards for office furnishings in accordance with the latest ergonomic findings.
Counter chair
Counter chairs are intended specifically for use at checkouts, at counters and reception desks in the retail and wholesale sectors, airports, info points, hotels hospitals and banks.
Targets for the sustainability and environmental compatibility of the products are defined in the product development process and the ecological footprint requirements are stipulated as part of the quality assessment. The ecological footprint includes both the recycling rate and an assessment of the energy input.
The American LEED® quality mark (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most broadly established certificate on the international market.
DLX® (Duo-Latex) mesh. Breathable 2-ply technology featuring flexible latex fabric for optimum pressure distribution in the seat and back avoids pressure points and promotes circulation.
The Dutch NPR standard (= Nederlandse Praktijk Richtlijn) defines special office chair dimensions for particularly short and tall people.
Klöber office swivel chairs bear the “GS” (safety-approved) seal of approval and fully comply with the relevant standards and guidelines.