As Keilhauer’s first Carbon Neutral product, Swurve has been a project of passion for the company’s Design for Environment team. Keilhauer took every possible step to reduce carbon emissions: from sustainably sourcing materials, and responsible manufacturing, to a carefully thought-through end-of-life and recyclability plan. Where carbon emissions remain, such as during transportation, Keilhauer is investing in carbon reduction and climate change mitigation projects to offset. Verified by third parties, every Swurve sold will produce net-zero carbon emissions.
The Natural Solution to Multi-Use Meeting Rooms
Ever since the early days of open-plan offices, the functionality of conference rooms have changed. What was once a space for formal discussions has become a space for one-on-ones, team get-togethers, working, brainstorming, connecting, eating and more. As workplaces today slowly reopen and employees return to the office, these rooms will serve an even more critical role as one of the few enclosed, private spaces available to a staff concerned with social distance and physical barriers.
Swurve is a refined, dynamic solution that can respond to all the varied needs these spaces need to meet. Lightweight, comfortable, and carefully scaled, Swurve can easily be moved and rearranged to create an area that respects physical distance while encouraging collaboration. Furthermore, the expansive color offering makes the conference chair versatile enough to complement any color scheme. From gentle neutrals to bold, statement-making hues, Swurve is offered in 22 different colors of mesh and is also offered in leather and leather alternative upholstery for environments with increased sanitization needs.
Swurve’s distinctive, sculptured form reflects the shapes we find in nature. Graceful, swooping arms gradually change thickness and shape as they subtlety twist out from the chair’s body. Connecting behind the chair’s body they appear to grow organically from the seat. The round, curvaceous feeling of Swurve is both a byproduct of Designer Andrew Jones’s method, and his intention. “Soft, round shapes not only feel great for chairs, they connect with people on an emotional level. Swurve softens up the workplace with sitting and visual comfort,” says Jones.
The chair’s clean lines are acheived by meticulous engineering and ergonomic supports that are hidden from sight. Tension between the mesh back and frame provides lumbar support while Keilhauer’s patented syncro-tilt mechanism provides smooth movement when leaning and moving in the chair. Swurve’s signature arms gently slope down to prevent contact with tables while adding an intriguing design detail.
Swurve will be available for specification June 15, 2020. For additional details, please visit Keilhauer.com or contact your local sales representative.