May 9, 2022 (Toronto) – Keilhauer, the market leader in innovative, sustainable office furniture, is providing design professionals with an environmentally-friendly, seamless way to search and sample their library of materials through their new partnership with Material Bank.
The world’s largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry, Material Bank is a free service that provides the fastest and most powerful way to search and sample materials. Through this service, architects and designers are able to perform detailed searches and explore new products across hundreds of brands and thousands of materials. Beginning today, Material Bank users can now request samples of Keilhauer’s wide array of materials, including upholstery options such as knits, weaves, meshes and leathers; woods, metals, laminates and more.
“At Keilhauer, we are always looking for new ways to expand our sustainability initiatives,” says Meghan Sherwin, Chief Marketing Officer at Keilhauer. “This partnership with Material Bank was a natural fit – we are thrilled the design community can now access our materials through a delivery service that is not only easy to use, but also incredibly eco-friendly.”
This new partnership supports Keilhauer’s commitment to sustainability by significantly reducing the impact of packaging and shipping samples. By combining all requested samples into a single box, Material Bank reduces the number of inbound packages by over 70%. Additionally, through their sample return program, Material Bank reclaims and reuses more architecture and design samples than any other company in the world.
Orders are fulfilled through Material Bank’s 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, robotics-powered logistics facility, located just minutes from the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee. Any orders placed before midnight EST are delivered in a single box containing the full sample order by 10:30AM the next day. By combining technology and logistics, Material Bank is the fastest and most powerful way for design professionals to search and sample materials on a single platform.
“We are proud to partner with a company that values sustainability as much as we do,” adds Sherwin. “Material Bank’s commitment to reusing and recycling their samples is in sync with Keilhauer’s goal of becoming a closed loop manufacturer – manufacturing without producing any waste, and minimizing our reliance on Earth’s finite resources.”
Materials from Keilhauer’s subsidiary company, Division Twelve, are also searchable on the Material Bank platform.
For more information about Keilhauer materials on Material Bank, visit materialbank.com/partner/keilhauer.