June 12, 2023 (Chicago) – NeoCon 2023 has officially begun, and Keilhauer products have already won big at the most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. Part of the EOOS-designed Tailored collection, the Swav mid-back conference chair won a Metropolis Likes Award, and the upcoming Foryu ergonomic task chair received a HiP Award.
“The products we are launching this year at NeoCon are all about bringing sophisticated, refined pieces back to the workplace,” says Mike Keilhauer, CEO. “We are honored that these two products have been recognized and celebrated by our design community with these meaningful awards.”
The Swav mid-back conference chair was awarded with a Metropolis Likes Award, winning in the Conference Seating category. Metropolis Likes is an awards program presented by Metropolis Magazine, recognizing NeoCon-launched products that embody the best in manufacturing strategies that meet the needs of healthy, climate-ready interiors. Swav was selected by Metropolis Editor-in-Chief Avi Rajagopal and his editorial team, chosen for “embodying the best in manufacturing strategies that represent the height of innovation and creativity.”
Several Tailored products were finalists at Interior Design’s HiP Awards, which were honored at a lively awards ceremony and cocktail party at The Mart on June 11. The Symm modular sofa system was a finalist in the Workplace Sofa category, the Swav mid-back conference chair was a finalist in the Workplace Conference Seating category, and the Fold occasional tables were finalists in the Workplace Occasional Tables category.
Officially launching later this year, Keilhauer’s upcoming Foryu ergonomic desk chair also received awards recognition at NeoCon. Foryu was presented with a HiP Award by Interior Design Magazine, winning in the Workplace: Task Seating category. Designed by Martin Ballendat, Foryu allows every kind of user to experience advanced ergonomics and effortless comfort through its integrated self-weighted mechanism.
To learn more about Swav and the rest of the Tailored collection, please visit keilhauer.com/product-collections/tailored.
To learn more about the upcoming Foryu chair, please visit keilhauer.com/foryu-preview
Founded in 1981, Keilhauer is a privately owned, design-focused contract furniture manufacturer. Keilhauer manufactures seating and tables that makes work more comfortable for all. Keilhauer products are thoughtfully made to support communication and engagement in spaces such as meeting rooms, collaboration areas, lobbies and lunchrooms. Working with world-renowned furniture designers, Keilhauer is internationally recognized for award-winning design, built with extreme craftsmanship, to the highest environmental standards. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit keilhauer.com.
EOOS is Gernot Bohmann, Martin Bergmann, and Harald Gründl, who studied design together at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 1990, they started their first collaboration and founded EOOS in 1995. They live in Vienna and work in the fields of product, furniture and architectural design. EOOS is named after one of the four sun horses of Greek mythology and stands for their programmatic approach to the field of design. For more information, please visit eoos.com.
Martin Ballendat has been a successful designer for 25 years. Since 1995, he has been running his own design studio in Upper Austria and he has also opened a second studio in Germany. He has designed for well-known brands from over 10 countries, and his projects have been internationally acclaimed – in his career, he has received more than 100 awards, including 17 Red Dot awards. For more information, please visit ballendat.com.