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Inspired by his research that predicted a sharp rise in the use of computers in the workplace, Friedrich Wilhelm-Dauphin founded Dauphin in 1969 in the small town of Bavaria, Germany. To this day, the company remains dedicated to its mission of offering high-quality ergonomic seating at reasonable prices.
Dauphin also prides itself on its commitment to holistic and sustainable business
practices. Along with environmentally safe operational measures, all of Dauphin’s
products are developed using Design for Disassembly principles that allow for
efficient and cost-effective sorting and recycling of key components at the end of life.
Whether it’s fixed seating, individual chairs, lounge seating, or tables, Dauphin is a
one-stop shop for adding environmentally conscious, ergonomically friendly, and
refreshingly stylish seating solutions to any commercial space.
Alexandra (Alex) Nino is a former investment banker turned aspiring interior designer.
She will be starting the MFA-1 program at the New York School of Interior Design
in September. She’s also a student member of IIDA and ASID, and is a contributing
writer on the communications committee of the ASID New York Metro division.
MO BAR HEIGHT
With its slim line and distinctive
horizontal stitching, The Siamo stool is a
simple seat with a big personality. Available as
a stackable stool, Siamo radiates a vibrancy
that exudes comfort and delivers an aesthetic
that can enhance the design of a multitude of spaces.
Created by Gorgi Design of Italy, Speed-o is an
attractive and affordable seating solution for a variety
of spaces. Featuring an auto-synchronous movement
that provides continuous and automatic lumbar support,
the cleverly engineered task chair assembles without
tools, yet still offers a height-adjustable backrest with
variable back lock, integrated sliding seat, and is
height and width adjustable. Standard on all models
is the soft knit Mayer Spacer Mesh, available in 14
shades to suit a myriad of interiors.
$499 ($599 with adjustable arms)
SIAMO SWIVEL TILT
Siamo Swivel takes the classic office chair and adds
distinctive design and comfort to its repertoire. Its
slim line seat and backrest give it a professional and
polished appearance that is sure to liven up any office
space. Siamo comes standard with a polished aluminum
5-star base and horizontal stitching detail. It is also
available as a swivel chair with casters.
$609-$799 (dependent upon arm selection)
Ergonomics reign with the Lordo Flex chair.
Designed by Martin Ballendat, Lordo Flex
boasts an adjustable backrest that pivots
at the lumbar region for maximum comfort.
The chair comes equipped with the patented
Synchro-Quickshift Plus (QS+) mechanism,
which provides continuous support, an
integrated sliding seat, variable back lock,
and a rapid adjustment to the user’s individual
body weight. The elastic mesh is available
in black or silver with two complementary
frame finishes in black or anthracite.