07/30/2021 - Indeed: Sustainable lightweight

Many employees have spent more than a year working from home and have really come to appreciate having an ergonomic office chair in their improvised home office. Now, more and more people are returning to the office for at least a few days each week – but they still want to be able to sit on a high-quality chair that is easy to operate. Dauphin’s new Indeed swivel chair not only satisfies the highest ergonomic standards, but with its refined lightweight construction and slender design brings a light touch to any workspace – in a company and also at home. Thanks to its fully sustainable production process and the eco-friendly materials that are used, it also meets the highest standards for environmental awareness. For example, depending on the version, up to 14 recycled PET bottles are used to make an Indeed seat cover.

Starting with the clever design idea from Dauphin designer Rüdiger Schaack, the in-house development and production right through to logistics, with Indeed the focus is very much on sustainability and lightness. Its clean look makes it a fine companion in the office, and its smart light design makes it a real lightweight that is very easy to operate. With its elegantly crafted backrest, combined with a visually understated mechanism and clearly defined ergonomic operating elements, Indeed embraces minimal use of materials and maximum function. That is why the office chair was awarded the German Design Award 2022. In addition, its extremely sophisticated ergonomic features mean that Indeed has been awarded the renowned “Tested & recommended” seal of quality from Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR).

From the plastic and foam materials through to the upholstery, the materials for the swivel chair, which is manufactured in Germany, all come from the local region, within a radius of no more than 60 kilometres of the Dauphin plant in Offenhausen, Middle Franconia. Indeed is easy to dismantle and assemble and can therefore be transported in boxes which save space and reduce CO2 emissions using Dauphin’s own fleet of vehicles.

Great attention was also paid to sustainability when it came to choosing the upholstery material for Indeed: For example, the Tonal cover fabric, which is available in many colours, is 99 per cent made from recycled PET bottles. Depending on the version – with a mesh or upholstered backrest – this means that up to 14 recycled PET bottles can be found in an Indeed.