Modern office outfitting knows no limits – and that also applies to Babilou, France’s largest childcare provider. Take a break and think nice thoughts – that’s what employees in a new office in Paris can do as they relax on swings and wicker chairs, or play table football. Of course the office outfitting needs to be right for this cutting-edge premium space concept. Office chairs from the Connex2 range work especially well in this setting.


Childcare places are highly sought after. As a result Rodolphe Carle, a Frenchman who joined forces with his brother Edouard to set up their first privately-owned child day-care facilities in 2003, is able to look back on a healthy growth: his company, named Babilou, now encompasses 600 day-care facilities and crèches – in France and further afield. Other locations include Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg, as well as Dubai, Argentina and India. 32 of them are in Munich and the surrounding area. As a global provider of childcare, Babilou operates on the basis of broadly-defined approaches to childcare: the French nursery concept is not applied to the facilities in every country. Instead, the services offered take the local cultural and social needs into consideration.

Oh là là – Parisian offices with style
Babilou is managed centrally from the company headquarters in Paris. A new building accommodates several hundred employees and provides them with a particularly attractive workplace – created by the Tétris design office, Paris: swing chairs, bistro tables, table football and speaker podiums are all featured in the office outfitting, enabling their working day to be quite unique. The well-lit rooms contain a range of wooden items and plants for a natural look that supports the sustainable principles of the overall concept. The office furniture also includes 320 Connex2 mesh-back office chairs. The Connex2 functions have a fully automated response, so it’s simple to sit dynamically in the correct position. What makes the Klöber chairs especially well suited here is the product’s eco-footprint, as well as the Blauer Engel certificate as evidence of their sustainability. That’s a priority at Babilou. After all the childcare concepts they develop are meant to be sustainable as well. So things have come full circle.



Photos: Tétris

Area of use Open-plan office
Product Connex2 task chair
Branch Child day-care
Country France
Town/city Paris
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Connex2 task chair
Office swivel chair

Comfortable posture made simple. Connex2 is on standby to support you in your ideal sitting position and follow your every movement. This is possible thanks to functions that respond automatically. You sit, your chair adapts to you.

The Red Dot 2020 for Connex2 with mesh back is a new addition to the portfolio of design awards: the Connex2 chair with upholstered backrest won the if Design Award and the German Design Award back in 2018.


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Height-adjustable armrest
Adjustable in height by 10 cm, scaled.
The ISO 10993 is an ISO standard series for the biological evaluation of medical devices.
Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany
This design award from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology was presented for leading international achievements from the field of product design for the first time in 1969, when it went by the name of "Bundespreis Gute Form". Since 2006, the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany has been awarded annually for outstanding achievements in the areas of product and communication design and for a selected design personality.
The iF label is recognised worldwide as a quality mark for excellent design.
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.
An abradant and a fabric are subjected to a rubbing motion using the Martindale method. Abrasion resistance is stated in rub cycles. Rub cycles are used as a unit, like grams or centimetres. The fabric is more durable the higher the number of cycles.
red dot design award
The red dot design award is an international design competition that is staged annually, breaking down into the categories of product design and communication design.
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.