Klöber has been a flagship for healthy sitting and first-class design since 1935. A regional success story that started with a feisty young woman and has developed into a blend of sustainability, innovation and aesthetics that continues today. The inspiration – then as now – is the character and landscape in the company’s native Lake Constance, as well as the mission of reimagining the “art of sitting” to create a homely atmosphere for today and tomorrow.
It was the vision of having the freedom to sit better that inspired Margarete Klöber to take the plunge and start a business. She had qualified as a foreign correspondent, but she switched profession in the mid-30s at the age of 25. Her goal was to produce an ergonomic and practical chair for better, healthier working. This made Margarete Klöber the first person to focus on the anatomical requirements of sitting. She demonstrated the art of sitting back then with the “Polstergleich” sprung office chair from her health chair factory, which was an insight into the future of the modern workplace and is considered an industry design icon today.
The company had already outgrown the leased factory premises by 1939. After this growth phase it began operating under the Klöber name. Technology that’s considered standard nowadays had its roots in the early developments: This applies equally to the all-round elastic suspension mechanism and various systems for adjusting the height.