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Wilkhahn: Singapore Indesign Preview

As an Exhibitor at Singapore Indesign 2014, Wilkhahn will be offering an exclusive launch viewing of their new Graph table.

Wilkhahn Graph


BY Janice Seow

21 May, 2014


From 1907, Wilkhahn’s award-winning workplace chairs and furnishings have brought them from Germany all the way across Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Our history with Wilkhahn doesn’t go quite as far back as 1907, but they’ve certainly been an integral part of Singapore Indesign since 2011, when the event premiered here as Saturday in Design. In 2011, Wilkhahn joined us as Major Sponsor of our Opening and Closing Event functions, held in conjunction with Red Dot Design Museum, and in 2012 Wilkhahn was our Singapore Event Partner.

Across the Asia Pacific, Wilkhahn also exhibited with us at our Saturday in Design events in Sydney, now named Sydney Indesign, in 2005 and 2007.

In 2014, we celebrate their first time as an official Exhibitor at Singapore Indesign – and they’ll be giving attendees an exclusive launch viewing of their new Graph table, which will be making its debut in Singapore at our event on 4 October.

Graph

Recently, Wilkhahn have enjoyed great success across the region with large-scale specifications for Capitaland in Singapore; Petronas in Kuala Lumpur; BNI in Jakarta; JPMC, Hong Kong Airport and Dairy Farm in Hong Kong; and Good Baby and NuSkin in Shanghai.

Wilkhahn covers the whole of Asia through two key design cities: Singapore, covering Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong, covering South China, India and the Philippines. In line with their commitment to this region, Wilkhahn also came in as an exhibitor at the inaugural Hong Kong Indesign, which was held on 30 November 2013.

Graph table

Mostly Wilkhahn work through direct relationships with designers, except for Indonesia, China and the Philippines, where they operate through dealers. Indonesia in particular is a fast-growing market for the company, with a Jakarta launch planned for June through their partner Designclopedia. In Japan, Wilkhahn have a local license partner.

Over in Europe, Wilkhahn was a hit at the last Orgatec office furniture fair in Cologne, Germany. Despite being in the business for over a century and with branches across Europe and the Asia Pacific, Wilkhahn continue to design, manufacture, distribute their own products, and service their own customers.

Graph table

For Singapore Indesign, in addition to the exclusive Graph table launch, Wilkhahn will be staging a design competition, held with the participation of numerous design firms. The winner will be announced on event day.

You’ll find Wilkhahn in our Tanjong Pagar Precinct, with their furniture artistically integrated into their shared space with Waldmann Lighting.

Singapore Indesign will be held on 4 October 2014. Register for free today. For more information and regular updates, visit singaporeindesign.com.sg and subscribe to the Enewsletter here.

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