The Kinnarps‘ outlook, are aimed to the future indeed: “Next” was the emblematic claim at the last Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair of this Sweden company over 75 years old, first manufacturer for office furniture in Europe.
The product design strategies are future-oriented (Next Generation Spaces Explored) as well the new management in Italy with a new exclusive dealer: TA Office&More.
Workplaces for younger generations. What’s next?
“When we develop our product range, it’s not only about the needs of today, but also what will be required in the future. Flexibility, sustainability and the freedom of choice are important factors today, but we believe they will be even more important in the future”, the announcement by Jenny Hörberg, Director Global Range & Design sounds as a declaration of intent and becomes tangible thanks to the claim Next . This topic engenders new products presented al Stockholm Fair and seminars at Kinnarps’ stand to explore how the mix of technical advancements and values/attitude among younger generations transforms the office into a company’s biggest resource.
New trends and products.
The question is: how will we work in the future and how will it affect the way companies and organizations design their offices?
Kinnarps curiosity about the future is also reflected in their product development. During the fair some product news were be presented, among these the preview of Vibe, a large screen series with great flexibility.
The new products of Kinnarps Group’ brands (Drabert, Kinnarps, MartinStoll, Materia, Skandiform e NC Nordic Care) are also focused on the ways workplace is changing for the future.
Colours, Materials and Sustainability
The new proposal of colours that match textiles, metals and other materials are based on sustainability and human centered: since the beginning the company was engaged in the environmental sustainability and promoter of a new green and wellbeing oriented culture as the Better Effect Index demonstrates, too
Change management in Italy. What’s next?
The new management in Italy aim to respond to a more complex and competitive market.
For this reason, after a presence of 11 years on the Italian market, Kinnarps is now represented by an exclusive dealer: TA Office& More.
It is a young company… with 70 years of experience: TA Office&More is the Office Division of TA Arredamenti, a well known, Cantù based brand of customized furniture made in Italy, founded by Adolfo and Francesca Tagliabue.
Following the Stefano Rocchetto participation in TA, with his 20 years knowledge in Office sector, a new Kinnarps “home” is in progress in Cantù.
A large showroom and location for events: 750 square meters on two floors and a 400 sqm terrace.
It will be the perfect stage for Kinnarps Group’ products and also full tailor made solutions and turn-key service, thanks to the partnership with other prominent Italian and international companies.
Waiting for the new showroom opening, the best Kinnarps showcases are the successful outfitting of the last few years.
For example: CBRE in Milan and CBRE in Rome; Google in Milan; State Street Bank in Milan and in Turin, Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Milan and Rome; MicroFocus in Milan; Volvo Truck in Bergamo; Ericsson in Rome; Roechling in Bolzano; Unicredit in Milan and Turin.
Offices that reflect the new Ways of Working that Kinnarps – with innovation in its DNA – has always been able to anticipate.
Photogallery of some of the new products by Kinnarps Group presented at Stockholm fair.
Vibe Screen system.
Vibe, a totally flexible screen system. Thanks to the wide sound absorbing panel series Vibe allows to personalize and mark spaces in a creative way and define different level of privacy.
Materia (Kinnarps Group)
Vagabond Duo Table (design Marie Oscarsson).
Vagabond Duo is a creative table for meetings. In contrast to Vagabond, it has two tops of varying heights. To create a functional, creative work- space, you can add boxes, magnets, coat hooks or a whiteboard to the dividing middle section. Power outlets/USB can be integrated into the table top as an optional extra. The wheels allow the table to be easily moved when needed, or locked into a fixed position.
Materia (Kinnarps Group)
Today daybed (design Mia Cullin).
A flexible daybed for for open office spaces, in-between and lounge areas, characterised by an interest- ing contrast of textiles and steel. The austere, yet soft, design permeates the entire piece. Available extras are a bolster and a back cushion, both of which can be removed thanks to the beautifully upholstered buttons. The backrest can be mounted on either side.
Skandiform (Kinnarps Group)
Fendo family chair (design Stefan Borselius).
The seat that bends upwards and the rounded backrest, gives Fendo the comfort of a real armchair. The actual size and the space between seat and backrest give a dainty look of a small chair.
”To sit down in Fendo is like indulge oneself in a big hug! That’s how comfortable it is, and the wooden legs with textile details gives the chair an even friendlier character.” said Stefan Borselius.
Skandiform (Kinnarps Group)
Aplomb Conference table (Design Everything Elevated).
The new Aplomb conference table fits into any style or room, and can be customized with three different tops, a hidden compartment for electrical cords, an integrated power socket and cut outs.
”We wanted to create a timeless classic that suits any room or environment, but still keeps its own characteristics. The name Aplomb is a French term that describes the precision of an accomplished ballet dancer.” the designers quoted.