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.