Carl Zeiss Gruppe, Group Headquarters, Oberkochen, Germany
The best outlook in the workplace: Shape, Alpha and Tec from Dauphin make the vision of better sitting a reality.
The new company slogan of the Carl Zeiss Gruppe is “We make it visible”. This slogan forms a common link between all Carl Zeiss products and the company’s diverse business activities. At the same time, it reflects the central aim of the company: “We make it possible in the fields of science and technology to see what was hitherto invisible”.
With its company headquarters in Oberkocken and more than 14,500 employees worldwide, Carl Zeiss ranks as a pioneer in the field of scientific optics. The group of companies sees committment to providing top-quality services for the benefit of its customers as its mission.*
However, not only the customer is king. The company makes great efforts to consider its own employees too. With this in mind, employees at Carl Zeiss’ main works in Oberkochen are offered top-quality products of a very different kind.
With the ergonomic showpiece Shape, a range of office chairs from the company Dauphin, Carl Zeiss has made it possible for its employees to work without problems when sitting and has thus created the basis for the all-important feeling of well-being in the workplace.
With its height-adjustable backrest, the infinitely-adjustable seat-height adjustment, the height-adjustable and width-adjustable armrests, the tension adjustment at the side and the optional, depth-adjustable lumbar support, Shape offers appreciable seated comfort. Thanks to the perfected Syncro-Activ-Balance® seat feature, the seat and backrest follow every movement of the person sitting synchronously and in the correct angular relationship. The fact that the entire upper part of the chair can additionally be adjusted towards the front allows an active, upright seated posture – the so-called active dynamic seated posture. The swivel chair can be individually adjusted to the user’s own body size, quickly and precisely at the press of a button! Shape is therefore particularly suitable as a seating solution for work carried out in a predominantly forward seated posture, such as activities carried out while sitting at a monitor for long periods of time, for example.
With the stylish cantilever chairs from the Alpha range, Dauphin products were chosen for the conference area in the Carl Zeiss group headquarters. Alpha triumphs thanks to its sleek beauty and supreme comfort – even if meetings do sometimes go on slightly longer than expected...
(Design: Dauphin Design-Team)
The decision-makers at Carl Zeiss SMT AG, likewise based in Oberkochen, trust chairs from the ergonomics specialist in Offenhausen when it comes to safety and safeguarding workers’ health. The entire clean-room area here was furnished with Tec swivel chairs (design: Dauphin Design-Team). Tangible criteria such as durability, comfort and conductivity were crucial factors in the decision to use Dauphin chairs. In the “Research and High-security Section” of the company’s semiconductor technology sector, the highest standards of technology and ergonomics are required. These demands were best met by the Tec chair.
Perfectly functional in line with today’s needs, Shape, Alpha and Tec offer workers supreme ergonomic safety. Thus even today the vision of better sitting is already a reality – 24 hours a day if necessary!
*Source: Company report of Carl Zeiss Gruppe 2001/02