WORKING AND LIVING ENVIRONMENTS FOR HUMAN BEINGS

The focus in designing room layouts should be on the individual human being and their precise needs. This is what we firmly believe in. To achieve this aim, we have brought together our brands, our know-how and our integrated approach under the umbrella of the Dauphin HumanDesign® Group. The range of high-quality chairs marketed under the Dauphin brand, the unconventional Trendoffice range and the elegant manufactured products from Züco combine with the interior design and office furniture systems from Bosse, which are cleverly thought out right down to the finest detail, to create the best foundation for furnishing rooms which are both functional and enhance people's quality of life.

This is true whether the rooms in question are offices, lounges, commercial, industrial or even public areas. And in the private domain the new DAUPHIN HOME® home collection is setting new standards – distinct, distinguished and with a clear design. Perfectly crafted to create a harmonious interior.

Ergonomically designed working environments, holistically organised offices and fascinating living environments are the result of our work. Allow us to work with you to design solutions which provide you with what you want. You will be persuaded by the elements of HumanDesign®.

DAUPHIN SOLUTIONS

The modern world of work requires flexibility and demands efficiency. New office concepts are propagated and rejected again. The Dauphin HumanDesign® Group offers solutions for any workplace and any form of organisation. The primary focus is always on people and their needs. Be inspired by our Dauphin office world - with new solutions for flexible, individually configurable zones for the different activities that characterise modern day-to-day work. Welcome to the Dauphin office!

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DAUPHIN – ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS

Ergonomic solutions for sedentary people. Dauphin achieves this goal by carrying out its own fundamental research focusing on people’s physical and mental well-being. The result is integrated HumanDesign®.

TRENDOFFICE

Office chairs from Trendoffice reflect an uncomplicated lifestyle. Fresh ideas, design freedom and creative materials result in value-for-money products which are ideal for use in modern, cheerful office environments.

ZÜCO – SWISSMADE

Züco is a traditional manufacturer of furniture for public areas. Bold design, the most exclusive materials and hand-made Swiss quality are what make its chair and table ranges so successful.

BOSSE – ONE IDEA. 1000 POSSIBILITIES.

With modul space tubular furniture and the human space Cube room-within-a-room solution, Bosse uses its competence, technology and innovative ideas to harmonise the demands of a changing working environment with people's needs.

DAUPHIN HOME

DAUPHIN HOME® – the home collection: This concept raises the blend of excellent design developments and first-rate craftsmanship to a new level. Clearly structured pieces of furniture are consolidated to create unobtrusive living environments: a distinct and distinguished interior in perfect harmony.

AT YOUR SERVICE — ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

The Dauphin HumanDesign® Group has a worldwide network of production sites, Dauphin HumanDesign® Centers, representatives and licensees. Given that we are organised in a decentralized manner, we are flexible, close at hand and able to respond quickly to enquiries. With the effect of focused synergy on international standards make us an efficient, competent partner anywhere in the world.

SHOWROOMS NATIONAL

 Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Peter Hertwig

Christina Schneider

 

Tel. +49 9158 17-670

Fax +49 9158 17-776

E-Mail christina.schneider(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Please contact our Customer Service Inland about your visit, Tel. +49 9158 17-0

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Berlin

Wittestraße 30c

D-13509 Berlin

Axel Hennig

Ute Staeck

 

Tel. +49 30 435576-620

Fax +49 30 435576-629

E-Mail dhdc.berlin(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Dresden

An der Flutrinne 12a

D-01139 Dresden

Axel Hennig

Katrin Kohn

 

Tel. +49 351 7952664-630

Fax +49 351 7952664-639

E-Mail dhdc.dresden(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Frankfurt/Offenbach

Strahlenbergerstr. 110

D-63067 Offenbach

Diwa Rösinger

Daniela Schipper

 

Tel. +49 69 98558288-650

Fax +49 69 98558288-659

E-Mail dhdc.frankfurt(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Hamburg

Ausschläger Billdeich 48

D-20539 Hamburg

Peter Heyn

Kerstin Metzmacher, Bettina Brümmer

 

Tel. +49 40 780748-600

Fax +49 40 780748-609

E-Mail dhdc.hamburg(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Hannover

Podbielskistr. 342

D-30655 Hannover

Peter Heyn

Silke Sewckow

 

Tel. +49 511 5248759-610

Fax +49 511 5248759-619

E-Mail dhdc.hannover(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Karlsruhe

Printzstraße 13

D-76139 Karlsruhe

Walter Buhles

Yvonne Müller

 

Tel. +49 721 62521-20

Fax +49 721 616483

E-Mail dhdc.karlsruhe(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Please contact Mr. Buhles about your visit, Mobile: +49 171 7725729

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Koblenz

Schloßstraße 4

D-56068 Koblenz

Karl Hawig

 

Tel. +49 171 2669661

Fax +49 2605 4630

E-Mail dhdc.koblenz(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Please contact Mr. Hawig about your visit, Mobile: +49 171 2669661

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Cologne/Hürth

Max-Ernst-Str. 2

D-50354 Hürth-Efferen

Christian Overberg

 

Sarah Nehrbauer

Nicole Nehring

 

Tel. +49 2233 20890-640

Fax +49 2233 20890-649

E-Mail dhdc.koeln(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center München

Zielstattstraße 44

D-81379 München

Peter Hertwig

Tanja Hindinger

 

Tel. +49 89 74835749-672

Fax +49 89 74835749-679

E-Mail dhdc.muenchen(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

SHOWROOMS INTERNATIONAL

Dauphin HumanDesign® B.V.

Terbekehofdreef 46

B-2610 Antwerpen (Wilrijk)

Paul Beeckmans

 

Tel. +32 3 8877850

Fax +32 3 8879019

E-Mail info(at)dauphinnv-sa.be

Website www.dauphinnv-sa.be

Google Maps

Dauphin Scandinavia A/S

Orient Plads 1

Pakhus 54, Frihavnen

DK-2150 Nordhavn

Anette Dossing

 

Tel. +45 44 537053

Fax +45 44 538050

E-Mail info(at)dauphin.dk

Website www.dauphin.dk

Google Maps

Dauphin France SAS

6, allée du Parc de Garlande

F-92220 Bagneux

Christophe Platerier

 

Tel. +33 1 4654-1590

Fax +33 1 4654-1599

E-Mail info(at)dauphin-france.com

Website www.dauphin-france.com

Google Maps

Dauphin HumanDesign® UK Limited

1 Albemarle Way

UK London EC1V 4JB

United Kingdom

David Sellars

 

Теl. +44 207 2537774

Fax +44 207 2531629

E-Mail info(at)dauphinuk.com

Website www.dauphin-uk-limited.com

Google Maps

Dauphin Italia S.r.l

Via Gaetano Crespi 12

I-20134 Milano

Alessandro Menoni

 

Tel. +39 02 76018394

Fax +39 02 76021723

E-Mail info@dauphin.it

Website www.dauphin.it

Google Maps

Dauphin HumanDesign® B.V.

Landzichtweg 60

NL-4105 DP Culemborg

Ronald Jagt

 

Tel. +31 345 533292

Fax +31 345 533132

E-Mail info(at)dauphin.nl

Website www.dauphin.nl

Google Maps

PORTUGAL

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Astrid Cano Binder

 

Mobil +34 639385092

E-Mail portugal(at)dauphin-group.com»

Google Maps

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Kirchham 85

A-4891 Pöndorf

Sascha Funke

 

Mobil +43 664 2337055

Tel +43 7684 20366

E-Mail sascha.funke(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

ZÜCO Bürositzmöbel AG

(Dauphin, Trendoffice, Züco, Bosse, Dauphin Home)

Staatsstrasse 77

CH-9445 Rebstein

 

Tel. +41 (71) 775 87 87

Fax +41 (71) 775 87 97

E-Mail mail(at)zueco.com

Website www.zueco.com

              www.dauphin.ch

Google Maps

 

 

Dauphin Industry (Schweiz)

uniq solution gmbh

Malzgasse 20

CH-4052 Basel

Claude Frey

 

Tel. +41 61 33388 00

Fax +41 61 33388 02

E-Mail info(at)uniq.ch

Website www.uniq.ch

Google Maps

 

 

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Astrid Cano Binder

 

Тel. +34 639385092

E-Mail spain(at)dauphin-group.com

Website www.dauphin.es

Google Maps

Dauphin Office Seating S.A. (Pty) Ltd.

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group

Unit E4, Block B, Corner Main Office Park,

No. 2 Payne Road

ZA-2074 Bryanston

Cherine Leishman

 

Tel. +27 11 4479888

Fax +27 11 4479889

E-Mail info(at)dauphin.co.za

Website www.dauphin.co.za

Google Maps

 

Dauphin Office Seating S.A. (Pty) Ltd.

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group

The Matrix Building

No 8. Bridgeway,

Bridgeway Precinct

Century City

ZA-7925 Cape Town

 

Debbie Robinson

 

Tel. +27 21 4483682

Fax +27 21 4485026

E-Mail info(at)dauphin.co.za

Website www.dauphin.co.za

Google Maps

Dauphin HumanDesign

12th Floor

138 West 25th Street

US-NY 10001 New York

 

Tel. +1 212 3024331

Fax +1 212 3024592

Website www.dauphin.com

Google Maps

 

 

Dauphin HumanDesign

100 Fulton Street

US-NY 07005 Boonton

 

Tel. +1 800 6311186

Tel. +1 973 3166400

Fax +1 973 2633551

E-Mail inquire(at)dauphin.com

Website www.dauphin.com

Google Maps

 

 

Dauphin HumanDesign

222 Merchandise Mart, Plaza, Suite 393

US-IL 60654 Chicago

 

Tel. +1 312 4670212

E-Mail inquire(at)dauphin.com

Website www.dauphin.com

Google Maps

CONTACTS

OFFENHAUSEN

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Peter Hertwig, Christina Schneider

Tel +49 9158 17-670

Fax +49 9158 17-776

E-Mail christina.schneider(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Please contact our Customer Service Inland about your visit, Tel. +49 9158 17-0.

 

 

BERLIN

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Berlin

Wittestraße 30c

D-13509 Berlin

Axel Hennig

Ute Staeck

Tel +49 30 435576-620

Fax +49 30 435576-629

E-Mail dhdc.berlin(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

 

 

DRESDEN

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Dresden

An der Flutrinne 12a

D-01139 Dresden

Axel Hennig

Katrin Kohn

Tel +49 351 7952664-630

Fax +49 351 7952664-639

E-Mail dhdc.dresden(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

 

 

FRANKFURT

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Frankfurt/Offenbach

Strahlenbergerstr. 110

D-63067 Offenbach

Diwa Rösinger

Daniela Schipper

Tel +49 69 98558288-650

Fax +49 69 98558288-659

E-Mail dhdc.frankfurt(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

 

 

HAMBURG

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Hamburg

Ausschläger Billdeich 48

D-20539 Hamburg

Peter Heyn

Kerstin Metzmacher, Bettina Brümmer

Tel +49 40 780748-600

Fax +49 40 780748-609

E-Mail dhdc.hamburg(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

 

 

HANNOVER

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Hannover

Podbielskistr. 342

D-30655 Hannover

Peter Heyn

Silke Sewckow

Tel +49 511 5248759-610

Fax +49 511 5248759-619

E-Mail dhdc.hannover(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Friday: 08.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 17.00 h

 

 

KARLSRUHE

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Karlsruhe

Printzstraße 13

D-76139 Karlsruhe

Walter Buhles

Yvonne Müller

Tel +49 721 62521-20

Fax +49 721 616483

E-Mail dhdc.karlsruhe(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Please contact Mr. Buhles about your visit, Tel. Mobil +49 171 7725729

 

 

KOBLENZ

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Koblenz

Schloßstraße 4

D-56068 Koblenz

Karl Hawig

Tel +49 171 2669661

Fax +49 2605 4630

E-Mail dhdc.koblenz(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Please contact Mr. Hawig about your visit, Tel. Mobil +49 171 2669661

 

 

COLOGNE

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Köln

Max-Ernst-Str. 2

D-50354 Hürth-Efferen

Christian Overberg

 

Sarah Nehrbauer

Nicole Nehring

Tel +49 2233 20890-640

Fax +49 2233 20890-649

E-Mail dhdc.koeln(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

 

MUNICH

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center München

Zielstattstraße 44

D-81379 München

Peter Hertwig

Tanja Hindinger

Tel +49 89 74835749-672

Fax +49 89 74835749-679

E-Mail dhdc.muenchen(at)dauphin.de

Google Maps

 

Opening times:

Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 17.00 h

Friday: 08.00 - 16.00 h

BELGIEN / LUXEMBURG

Dauphin HumanDesign® B.V.

Terbekehofdreef 46

B-2610 Antwerpen (Wilrijk)

Paul Beeckmans

Tel +32 3 8877850

Fax +32 3 8879019

E-Mail info@dauphinnv-sa.be

Website www.dauphinnv-sa.be

Google Maps

 

DENMARK / SCANDINAVIA

Dauphin Scandinavia A/S

Orient Plads 1

Pakhus 54, Frihavnen

DK-2150 Nordhavn

Anette Døssing

Tel +45 44 537053

Fax +45 44 538050

E-Mail info@dauphin.dk

Website www.dauphin.dk

Google Maps

 

FRANCE

Dauphin France SAS

6, Allée du Parc de Garlande

F-92220 Bagneux

Christophe Platerier

Tel +33 1 4654-1590

Fax +33 1 4654-1599

E-Mail info@dauphin-france.com

Website www.dauphin-france.com

Google Maps

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Dauphin HumanDesign® UK Limited

1 Albemarle Way

UK London EC1V 4JB

United Kingdom

David Sellars

Теl. +44 207 2537774

Fax +44 207 2531629

E-Mail info@dauphinuk.com

Website www.dauphin-uk-limited.com

Google Maps

 

 

ITALY

Dauphin Italia S.r.l.

Via Gaetano Crespi 12

I-20134 Milano

Alessandro Menoni

Tel +39 02 76018394

Fax +39 02 76021723

E-Mail info@dauphin.it

Website www.dauphin.it

Google Maps

 

 

NETHERLANDS

Dauphin HumanDesign® B.V.

Landzichtweg 60

NL-4105 DP Culemborg

Ronald Jagt

Tel +31 345 533292

Fax +31 345 533132

E-Mail info@dauphin.nl

Website www.dauphin.nl

Google Maps

 

 

MIDDLE AND EAST EUROPE (MOE)

Dauphin HumanDesign® Center Berlin

Division East

Wittestraße 30c

D-13509 Berlin

Jens Kappelmann

Tel +49 30 435576-305

Fax +49 30 435576-627

E-Mail info(at)dauphin-group.com
Website www.dauphin.ru

 

 

PORTUGAL

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Astrid Cano Binder

Mobil +34 639385092

E-Mail portugal(at)dauphin-group.com

 

AUSTRIA

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Kirchham 85

A-4891 Pöndorf

Sascha Funke

Mobil +43 664 2337055

Tel +43 7684 20366

E-Mail sascha.funke@dauphin.de

 

 

SWITZERLAND

ZÜCO Bürositzmöbel AG

(Dauphin, Trendoffice, Züco, Bosse, Dauphin Home)

Staatsstrasse 77

CH-9445 Rebstein

 

Tel. +41 (71) 775 87 87

Fax +41 (71) 775 87 97

E-Mail mail(at)zueco.com

Website www.zueco.com

              www.dauphin.ch

Google Maps

 

 

Dauphin Industry (Schweiz)

uniq solution gmbh

Malzgasse 20

CH-4052 Basel

Claude Frey

 

Tel. +41 61 33388 00

Fax +41 61 33388 02

E-Mail info(at)uniq.ch

Website www.uniq.ch

Google Maps

 

 

SPAIN

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Astrid Cano Binder

Mobil +34 639385092

E-Mail spain(at)dauphin-group.com

Website www.dauphin.es

NEW YORK CITY

Dauphin North America

12th Floor

138 West 25th Street

US-NY 10001 New York

Tel +1 212 3024331

Fax +1 212 3024592

Internet www.dauphin.com

 

CHICAGO

Dauphin North America

Merchandise Mart, Suite 393

US-IL 60654 Chicago

Grisel Gerena-Colon

Tel +1 312 898 0413

Fax +1 973 263 3551

Internet www.dauphin.com

 

TEXAS

Dauphin North America

1444 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 411

Dallas, Texas 75207

David Wright

Tel +01 973 263 1100

Fax +01 973 263 3551

Internet www.dauphin.com

 

CANADA

Dauphin North America

300 Campbell Avenue, Suite 202

Toronto, Canada M6P3V6

Nikki Ptaszek

Tel +01 973 263 1100

Fax +01 973 263 3551

Internet www.dauphin.com

 

MEXICO

Dauphin North America

100 Fulton Street

US-NJ 07005 Boonton

Catalina Velez

Tel +1 973 2631100

Fax +1 973 2633551

Internet www.dauphin.com

SOUTH AMERICA / CARIBIC

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Dr. Jochen Ihring

E-Mail jochen.ihring(at)dauphin.de

MIDDLE EAST

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Natascha Hahn 

Tel +49 9158 17-376

Fax +49 9158 17-780

E-Mail natascha.hahn(at)dauphin.de

SOUTH AFRICA, LESOTHO, SWASILAND, BOTSWANA, SIMBABWE, NAMIBIA, SAMBIA, MOSAMBIK, KENIA, UGANDA

Dauphin Office Seating S.A. (Pty) Ltd.

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group

Unit E4, Block B, Corner Main Office Park,

No. 2 Payne Road

ZA-2074 Bryanston

Cherine Leishman

Tel +27 11 4479888

Fax +27 11 4479889

E-Mail info(at)dauphin.co.za

Internet www.dauphin.co.za

 

Dauphin Office Seating S.A. (Pty) Ltd.

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group

The Matrix Building

No 8. Bridgeway,

Bridgeway Precinct

Century City

ZA-7925 Cape Town

Cherine Leishman

Tel +27 21 4483682

Fax +27 21 4485026

E-Mail info(at)dauphin.co.za

Internet www.dauphin.co.za

 

 

WEITERE LÄNDER

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG

Espanstraße 36

D-91238 Offenhausen

Philipp Schnappauf

Tel +49 9158 17-379

Fax +49 9158 17-780

E-Mail philipp.schnappauf@dauphin.de

ASIA / AUSTRALIA

Dauphin HumanDesign® Australia Pty Ltd

2 Maas Street

AU-2099 Cromer NSW

Dirk Woywod

Mobil +61 410 475612

Tel +61 280 062850

E-Mail dirk.woywod(at)dauphin.com.au

Internet www.dauphin-group.com

HISTORY

The foundations for the Dauphin company were laid in 1968. At the time, founder and owner Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin was providing business consultancy services to the English office chair manufacturer Evertaut. He carried out a market analysis into the prospects and opportunities for Evertaut’s German subsidiary (Norf near Düsseldorf). Although Dauphin concluded that the company had a promising future, his client Evertaut was not convinced. Dauphin therefore made a spur-of-the-moment decision and bought the company’s German operations himself. That same year, he started importing and distributing Evertaut chairs under the company name “Evertaut International”. Two years later, the company was renamed “Friedrich-W. Dauphin, Alleinimporteur Evertaut International”.

After a short spell in Oberroden near Frankfurt (production), the company’s head office was moved to Offenhausen in 1973. It was in this small village between Altdorf and Hersbruck near Nuremberg that he built his first plant. The original plant was then extended over the course of the years.

As part of efforts to establish the company’s own value added chain, two additional production sites for seat mechanisms and upholstery were set up in the 80s and 90s. Established in 1993, Dauphin Components manufactures mainly mechanisms for seating and other components in Pößneck, Thuringia. Artifex Büromöbel GmbH is a competent supplier of upholstery for all of the Dauphin Group companies. The company’s headquarters are in Neukirchen bei Sulzbach-Rosenberg. The company also has a branch in Günzburg. Both supply companies are 100% owned by the holding company and cover on a value basis approximately 50% of total procurement volume.

With headquarters in Hersbruck, Dauphin Entwicklungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH focuses on research and development projects. The designs are produced by the design team, sometimes working together with external designers. At the moment Dauphin holds over 73 utility models and patent applications throughout the world. The company has also lodged another 175 applications for aesthetic models and design patents as well as 118 trademark applications.

The family business has been under the umbrella of the “Dauphin office interiors GmbH & Co. KG” holding company since 1992. In addition to the Dauphin brand, two further chair firms came under the control of the holding company in the 90s: Trendoffice (formerly based in Günzburg) and Züco Bürositzmöbel AG based in Rebstein, Switzerland. With three independent brands, the Dauphin Group is firmly established in the facility seating market.

Züco is a traditional manufacturer of furniture for public areas. Bold design, the most exclusive materials and hand-made Swiss quality are what make its chair and table ranges so successful.
And the Office chairs of Trendoffice reflect an uncomplicated lifestyle. Fresh ideas, design freedom and creative materials result in value-for-money products which are ideal for use in modern, cheerful office environments.

Acquisition of Bosse: Likewise in 1992, the group once again tapped into the market for room structuring systems through its subsidiary Bosse Design based in Höxter. Thanks to Bosse, a specialist for versatile room dividing systems for use in conjunction with mobile storage and workstation solutions, Dauphin Holding has since established itself as a competent provider of complete office solutions. Following its takeover of the modular furniture manufacturer MRD in spring 2002, the company further expanded its range of products in this segment by adding the versatile “modul space” office furniture programme. This opens infinite combinations according to the motto: one idea. 1000 possibilites.

In 1999, nearly 15 years ago, the Dauphins became aware of the “Mere Rust” wine farm in the Franschhoeck Valley during one of their countless business trips to South Africa. After careful consideration, they bought the farm (to this day approx. 135 ha after land acquisition) and renamed it Allée Bleue, i.e. “blue alley”. The name refers to the driveway leading to the farm which is lined by blue eucalyptus trees.

The Allée Bleue Pinotage red wine won double gold at its first ever competition (Veritas Award 2002, South Africa): 2001 Pinotage “Allée Bleue”, with powerful aroma. This was to be the first of many awards. Fruit, herbs and olives are also grown and successfully marketed.

“Allée Bleue Estate” is more than just a vineyard. The romantic backdrop is also the ideal setting for wedding receptions for example. Up to two weddings are celebrated there virtually every weekend of the year. In addition to the large banquet/ball room known as “Le Grand Hall” (approx. 400 people), the Allée Bleue Bistro and the Boutique Hotel which is currently under construction, there are two high-tech conference rooms. Allée Bleue therefore offers a stylish backdrop not only for private celebrations such as weddings or birthdays but also for sophisticated business events such as meetings, seminars and conferences.

In autumn 2002, the Offenhausen-based company bundled together the sales, marketing and consultancy expertise of its Bosse, Trendoffice and Züco subsidiaries to form the Dauphin HumanDesign® Group (DHDG). This has ensured that the group can operate according to its holistic HumanDesign® philosophy and offer complete solutions for the entire office and facility sector.

The high-quality chair programmes from Dauphin and Züco, the dynamic, trendy range of seating from Trendoffice, and the modern, well-thought-out room-design and office-furniture systems from Bosse are at the centre of the DHDG’s activities. The result is a configurable complete range of furniture for creating contemporary, user-oriented and systematic office landscapes. After all, a workplace is not a collection of individual parts – it must form a harmonious unit. The Dauphin HumanDesign® Group aims to offer products and solutions that achieve this objective.

As part of brand consolidation to form the Dauphin HumanDesign® Group, chair production for the Trendoffice brand was moved from Günzburg to the main Offenhausen plant on 01.01.2004. Since then, the Günzburg plant has served as an additional production site for the Artifex Büromöbel GmbH upholstery company, another subsidiary of Dauphin Holding.

In addition to the furniture business, there is a truly unique event hall in Hersbruck. Established in 2004, it combines a vintage car museum and an exclusive event location.

The Dauphin Speed Event was created from a converted factory hall. Covering an area of just under 18,000 square metres, it offers a stylish, dynamic atmosphere for all types of event. Meetings, seminars and conferences as well as birthday and wedding parties take place in the midst of approximately 160 time-honoured vintage cars and over 240 nostalgic motorcycles belonging to the Dauphin family. During breaks, guests can relax in the cafeteria, enjoy the outdoor facilities or stroll around the collection of vintage vehicles.

For Friedrich-W. Dauphin and his wife Elke who died in 2016, the collection is a dream come true – a dream they have pursued with a special passion for around 30 years now. With their private collection, the Dauphin family would like to help young people discover vintage cars and nostalgic motorcycles. They hope to share this passion and pass on the “vintage car bug” to future generations.

The underlying idea behind the collection is to give visitors an insight not only into the development of automobile and motorcycle technology but also design, with a focus on specific marques. Dauphin Speed Event is used as a marketing tool and is fully integrated into the company’s activities.

To complement its office and facility business, the Dauphin Group entered the home furniture market in 2010. Selected and new designed product ranges have been developed which are manufactured by Bosse and Züco. The new home furniture brand was first unveiled at the imm cologne 2010. Under the “Dauphin Home®” brand name, the DHDG now offers timelessly modern, versatile yet unobtrusive home furniture which caters for all needs. A key feature of the home collection is the combination of chrome, wood and lacquered surfaces as well as carefully coordinated designs, colours and materials.

All of the DHDG's subsidiaries maintain the same consistently high quality standards. Synergy effects, focusing on and complying with international standards, and a business policy which is geared towards ethics, sustainability and environmental protection are of the highest order at the Dauphin HumanDesign® Group.

With 23 sales and production companies in Germany and abroad as well as numerous licensees and representatives in 81 countries, the Dauphin Group is one of the leading manufacturers of office furniture in the European region. The company has 743 members of staff across the world and achieved a consolidated turnover of 137.1 million euros in 2016. On average, 2,000 chairs per day are produced at the group’s production facilities around the world. Around 1,500 of these are produced in Offenhausen alone.

Having set up its own sales companies in Australia, Great Britain, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, Dauphin has established an international presence. Numerous other countries are covered either by local licensees or country representatives (distributors).

In addition to the production sites in Germany, the company also operates its own production facilities in the USA and Switzerland. Fully owned by the holding company, they manufacture a range of selected products. The group also holds a stake in a licensee in South Africa.

Dauphin has a traditionally strong position in Germany. Exports account for around 27.4 percent of consolidated total turnover (2016). As part of a deliberate policy of internationalisation, the group is further consolidating the international position of its various brands in European countries and overseas.