“Furniture is architecture on a different scale” is the personal motto that Swiss architect Daniel Korb persecutes within his designs. For decades, Korb has successfully developed elegant seating furniture as well as intelligent table systems such as the folding table bestseller “system 24” by Hiller. With his new product series “DACOR”, Korb lifts this dialogue up to the next level.
Comfort, flexibility and beauty
The “DACOR” lounge furniture series consists of an armchair, a barstool and a bench. All three of them meet Korb’s demands for comfort, flexibility and beauty. The clever product concept is based on a timeless straight and almost rigorous structure that restrains itself and blends subtly into classical as well as modern interior designs. The design of the “DACOR” line can be categorized somewhere between lounge furniture and chairs.
Due to the thick upholstery the armchair is as comfortable as a lounge chair, offering the seating height of a standard chair. Optional castors and an easy-to-mount writing tablet with cup holder for a coffee break are available. With these features the seating furniture collection forms a small, self-contained universe in itself: “’DACOR’ offers much more than regular chairs. Neither a small table for the storage of smartphone or notebook is needed nor an additional coffee table since even a cup holder is integrated. And equipped with flexible castors, ‘DACOR’ becomes dynamic without coming along as a classical office swivel chair,” Korb explains enthusiastically.
Individual possibilities of adaptation
Five colors for powder-coating – black, white, gray, blue, and red – as well as a chrome-plated version can currently be chosen for an individual configuration of the steel tube frame. The lounge furniture system is only available with comfortable upholstery. Depending on the application area, the customer can choose between several fabrics and leathers in various colors and patterns or combinations. As a design option, additional arm rest supports made of metal or stained wood may complete the configuration.
Whether vibrantly upholstered in fabric or with classic black quilted leather, whether equipped with a timeless chrome-plated frame or a frame painted in pop colors, whether for young target groups or used in care facilities: "’DACOR’ is a piece of furniture that is characterized by its timeless design and its relaxed comfort in combination with high functionality. With these features, it fits perfectly into a variety of scenarios – offices, waiting or lounge areas, at home or in restaurants,” says Daniel Korb.
Disassembled and flatly packed
Additionally, “DACOR” offers even more flexibility as the furniture is sent to the customer disassembled in pieces and packed in a flat box according to Ingvar Kamprad’s revolutionary principle. The assembly is quick and easy, the only tool needed, a hex wrench, is supplied. The flat packaging is also ideal for a space-saving and thus affordable shipping.
Sophisticated solution for the constantly changing office landscape
“Above all, ’DACOR’ stands for a contemporarily-designed, versatile chair that meets different needs and helps to create sophisticated environments in the ever-changing office landscape,” says Korb. “Each customer has his or her own goals, values and culture which are reflected in the interior design. ‘DACOR’ harmoniously fits all contexts.”
About Schneeweiss AG Interior
Set up in August 2010, the Schneeweiss AG group includes furniture manufacturers Hiller Objektmöbel GmbH and Braun Lockenhaus GmbH (Austria), the design specialist Rosconi, expert for lounge furniture and lobby items as well as for professional interior, the company D-TEC, specialist for design wardrobes and furniture for entrance areas, the advertising agency Atelier Schneeweiss and the logistics company Widra Logistik. All six firms operate in the interior sector with their individual portfolios. The strategy of the corporate structure is geared to a high level of vertical integration – currently 76 per cent. From the idea and development through complete concepts for interiors, exhibition booths and stores, including their construction, as well as the production of special and standard furniture for delivery and installation of the products, distribution and marketing strategies, the group covers almost all stages of the value-added chain. Service from a single source ensures the greatest possible individuality and flexibility. Every year, around 440,000 pieces of contract furniture - from chairs and tables to wardrobes, containers and other lobby items - leave the production facilities in Kippenheim, Duesseldorf and Lockenhaus. The diversified product portfolio can be found in congress centers, in conference and seminar areas, event venues, in hotels and restaurants, but also in educational institutions as well as in nursing homes.