Discover Germany, Issue 87, November 2021

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Labsit, by the brand BIMOS, has been remarked upon as the cleverest all-round solution for sitting in the most innovative place in the world: the laboratory.

THE PERFECT CHAIR COMBINES COMFORT WITH GREAT DESIGN The company Interstuhl, based in the German Baden-Württemberg region, is not only a synonym for healthy sitting in the office and home office, but is also behind the creation of innovative and individual office landscapes – SPLACES – that have been customised to the users’ needs. Additionally, the company manufactures professional chairs for production, laboratory and even expert gamers.

smiths and founders Wilhelm and Werner Link developed their first chair – the Bi-Regulette – they were looking for a solution to make the everyday life of seamstresses easier. More than 50 million chairs later, this is still one of the core values of the 850-strong company.

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THREE BRANDS, THREE DIFFERENT USES Not every office chair is the same. That’s something that anybody who has been sitting for a few hours on a chair that looks good but is ergonomically bad will confirm. Interstuhl products are not only distinguished by their design, but beyond that their support for the body’s natural ergonomics: all of their chairs, no matter if for the office, home office, production line or laboratory, promote the correct posture while working. The company additionally focuses on economic and ecological efficiency. A mindful handling of resources is a key factor for Interstuhl products and the company itself. Interstuhl offers certified quality and has won multiple 14  |  Issue 87  |  November 2021

awards: for example, in 2010 and 2016 the Baden-Württemberg environmental award. FROM A VILLAGE SMITHY TO A THINK TANK The company Interstuhl, with its three brands Interstuhl, Bimos and Backforce, has become one of the largest and most competent manufacturers of office chairs and office landscapes in Europe. Still to this day the company, founded in 1961, is family-run. The founding history of Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH & Co.KG can be considered a little bit unusual, because it started in a little blacksmith’s shop in Meßstetten-Tieringen in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. When the two black-

The company operates with three successful brands: Interstuhl, Bimos and Backforde. Interstuhl stands for healthy sitting in the office and home office, offering innovative system solutions for individual office landscapes. Bimos is the innovation and brand leader for industry and laboratory chairs in Europe. And Backforce provides better seating for a better gaming experience, dedicated to professional e-sport. To continue to develop innovative solutions, the company works together with research institutes, renowned designers and architects. Many of its products have gone on to win international prizes and awards.