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The DinA range by Wilkhahn: versatile work interiors.

(Design: Udo Schill, Timo Kuchler)

The rapid development of information and communication technology has resulted in fundamental changes in work environments. The core functions of office spaces are changing in line with the disappearance of the division between living space and working space. If terms of reference, processes and team formation undergo dynamic change, then interiors, equipment and furniture have to adapt to such change with maximum versatility ...

Complex issues require simple solutions

With the DinA range, Wilkhahn has addressed these terms of reference and developed an innovative furnishing concept. The great challenge which confronted the Stuttgart designers Udo Schill and Timo Kuchler was to project the complexity of modern work environments as simply as possible. After all, the required maximum scope of application, service life and utility value can only be achieved via the intricate process of refining down to the very simplest solution.

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The two designers therefore model-led their concepts on the DINA paper standard on account of its extremely harmonious proportions. However, the key point is that additional formats, based on the same proportions, can be achieved by halving or doubling the surface. The result was a set of furniture comprising tables and storage units, so-called "Volumina", which meets a host of requirements while using only three table formats in three functional heights.

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Reduce to the max

The art of reducing to essentials is also reflected in the high quality of materials, workmanship and innovative details. The wood, which is through-dyed in the colour black-grey and mitre jointed, gives the tables and Volumina a strong, monolithic character. The frames comprise a concealed underframe to which legs in matt, shot-blasted stainless steel are attached by means of hidden screw fittings. Drawers that open with finger pressure, moulded accessories trays, stainless steel runners for suspended file drawers, laptop shelves and storage nets fascinate with perfection and the intelligence of simplicity.

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For further information, please visit: www.wilkhahn.com

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Title Annotation:Advertisement Feature; Interior designers
Publication:The Architectural Review
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Date:Sep 1, 2004
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