But the two company founders also threw their contribution into the scales. After all, it was Friedrich Hahne and Christian Wilkening, who founded the company in 1907. The name Wilkhahn is the fusion of the two names and also an icon in the area of office and conference furniture.
But there was nothing to be suspected of. Thus the company Wilkhahn was founded as a chair manufacturer among many and built massive beech chairs. Of course the quality at Wilkhahn was right, as did the sales, but the two sons of the company founders recognized in the mid-forties that only those who stand out from the crowd can achieve long-term success.
Thus Wilkhahn developed new visions and discovered that, in addition to the practicality of the seat furniture, the design is a significant factor. So Wilkhahn tried to set new design accents and give the furniture its own face. This was mainly due to Wilkhahn's cooperation with the German workshops and the proximity to Bauhausstil. This has made Wilkhahn one of the pioneers in industrial design. Wilkhahn experimented with new materials and created previously unprecedented designs, which resulted from the practicality of the furniture.
During this time, a more puristic design line was created at Wilkhahn, whose design had developed into its proximity to industrial design and practicality.
Thanks to this time and the unbelievable enthusiasm of the young designers, revolutionary products and designs have emerged at Wilkhahn. This is how new standards have been set - Wilkhahn's commitment to ecology and sustainability is also reflected, and Wilkhahn produces chairs that are practically indestructible and hard to beat. High value stability through high-quality manufacturing techniques and materials is just as much part of Wilkhahn's concept as the commitment to Germany as a production location.
Through the involvement of the employees in the success of the company, Wilkhahn creates a staff member who stands not only behind the company, but also behind the Wilkhahn products. In this way premium and high-quality products with a high durability at Wilkhahn are created.
However, the ergonomics and the ecology of the furniture are also part of Wilkhahn's holistic concept. The high standard of the furniture produced at Wilkhahn should not only be reflected in its durability. The chairs of Wilkhahn are still objects with a high utility for their users. Wilkhahn chairs are intended to provide the user with unmistakable added value through comfort and dynamic ergonomics. In this area, Wilkhahn has reached the top and shows with innovative ideas that the ergonomics of the chair can be simple. Instead of numerous wheel arresters, levers and switches, Wilkhahn adapts the chair quite intuitively and yet not less individually to its user.
Wilkhahn furniture complement office and conference rooms in a perfect way. At Wilkhahn, it is believed that furniture is changing our world.