Office outfitting at ESAB

Office outfitting at ESAB

The seating requirements for the new ESAB facility in Budapest were stated as a combination of ergonomics and design that would support new working approaches. Around 240 Klöber chairs feature in this project.


ESAB is a global market leader in the production of filler metals, as well as as recognised leader in the welding and cutting industry.  The company, which was founded in 1904 in Sweden by Oscar Kjellberg, is represented almost worldwide today with more than 10,000+ employees and is owned by the Colfax Corporation.


The Hungarian site in Budapest recently moved to new premises. Their offices are modern with plenty of natural light and a variety of areas: desks for focused working alongside communication zones with meeting chairs for ad hoc gatherings or brainstorming sessions. Different seating products from Klöber have been selected to meet the needs of these individual areas. 


Chairs for different working methods


More than 230 Connex2 task chairs with mesh back provide ergonomic seating in the ESAB offices. They automatically follow the user’s movements for dynamic sitting. The only manual adjustments are seat height, seat depth and lumbar support – everything else adapts automatically.


In addition, there are some large WOOOM shell chairs that offer a luxurious work setting. They are popular as laptop workstations with a writing tablet and USB charging point, making them ideal for a moment of relaxation between tasks. The communication zones are populated with the small WOOOM model, which has armrests to ensure comfort for short meetings. This chair is made from nonwoven material that is robust yet lightweight, allowing very flexible use. Its compact design adds a sense of homeliness and a real “New Work” feel to any office.  


The introduction of WOOOM at ESAB brought with it not only functionality and design, but also sustainability and a splash of colour. The Cura upholstery fabric is a key factor here: it’s a high-performance polyester weave made from 98 per cent recycled PET bottles for optimum environmental friendliness. The covers come in a selection of fashion shades with potential for a spectrum of colour highlights, which creates a welcoming atmosphere at ESAB.

Area of use New Work
Product Connex2 task chair, WOOOM Sessel, WOOOM meeting chair, WOOOM, shell chair compact
Branch Industry
Country Hungary
Town/city Budapest
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Employed products

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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WOOOM Sessel

New seating environments
Just imagine: An island of calm in an open space office. An informal meeting zone at boardroom level. A dialogue area with wow factor. A high-end solution for lounge and lobby. And now imagine: All of that rolled together in one chair: the WOOOM. The considerations that resulted in this new, innovative chair solution are incredibly simple. On one side of the balance, inspiration is fuelled bya homely feel and a need for privacy. On the other side, conventional office outfitting provides a practical workspace. WOOOM brings both worlds together. By combining relaxed, focused working with cutting-edge functions – for maximum efficiency and an all-new level of comfort.


From desk-based working to control centre

The WOOOM – with or without the “wings” – contains state-of-the-art technology. It turns a classic reading chair into a versatile workstation with a writing tablet, light, USB port, heated seat and massage option. The electronic functions are easy to control via phone app. This technology does you good and really motivates.


Download WOOOM App:


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WOOOM meeting chair
Meeting chair


The meeting that suddenly turns into a brainstorming session, or a conference that finishes up as an informal get-together – that’s when the WOOOM meeting chair comes into its own. It’s the perfect place to sit and relax, yet it lends a whole new quality to quick dynamic work meetings. It’s the level of comfort you get at home.

Winner of the coveted Red Dot Award 2020 for outstanding product design.


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WOOOM, shell chair compact
shell chair


Tomorrow’s workplace is opening up. Embracing new technologies and the individual. It’s becoming more dynamic, yet more comfortable. That’s exactly what the WOOOM shell chair compact models represent: relaxed rules, spontaneity and creativity. They can be used ultra-flexibly, are sustainably manufactured and inspiringly designed.


Winner of the coveted Red Dot Award 2020 for outstanding product design.


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Office outfitting at ESAB
Reference report

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.