Dauphin South Africa

About Us

With over 30 years of market experience and manufacturing of products in South Africa, Dauphin Office Seating is one of the most respected seating specialists in the country who started their operations in South Africa in 1981. In 1997 the company became a proud member of the Bidvest Group. Dauphin currently has showrooms in Bryanston and Black River Park, Cape Town and is also represented in KwaZulu Natal.

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group is one of South Africa’s leading office furniture businesses. As one of the largest office chair manufacturers in Europe, with licensees in approximately 70 countries, our South African customer base includes blue chip clients such as Vodacom, ABSA, FNB, SAA, Standard Bank, Alexander Forbes and Telkom to name a few.

For more than 40 years, the Dauphin brand has been concentrating on ergonomic seating solutions to sit correctly with best support in ergonomic terms. Sitting is for us a specific form of movement and due to this fact we have developed our very own culture – the HumanDesign® concept. Seating can encourage an upright seated posture and free movement and we use this knowledge for a multitude of different patents and a range of seating solutions which is not just good for people’s health, but also appealing to the eye.

Specific to this we were the first to create the ground-breaking Delta-Synchron Mechanism in office chairs which allows for a negative seat tilt and helps minimise strain on the spinal column. Our award winning innovation in the form of our dat-o chair features this mechanism and is the first chair in South Africa to be certified by the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA).

Dauphin products are now receiving an increasing number of international design awards. Our driving force is the constant development of the comprehensive HumanDesign® concept. It allows each user to adjust the seating precisely to suit their own individual body size and posture as well as to suit their particular working environment. Thanks to our unique functional solutions and patented ergonomic system modules, we are able to fulfill the specific requirements of both large and small people with one and the same chair. A simple adjustment will suffice in combining both support and well-being.

Being a design leader in the office chair industry, Dauphin strongly focuses on creating dynamic workspaces that prompt a demand for more flexibility, allowing for easy office re-configuration and collaboration. This is achieved through the Dauphin product range which answers to all modern office requirements encompassing meeting spaces, task focused operators chairs, casual and canteen seating as well as training room solutions.

We place strong emphasis on understanding our clients’ individual needs and offer a unique solution for their office requirements. Overall, we are proud of producing environmentally conscious office solutions that represent both cutting edge design and long-term sustainability. Because of these efforts along with our reputation for exceptional service our clients are loyal to the Dauphin brand.


Johannesburg Showroom

Block B Corner Main Office Park
Corner Main and Payne Roads
Bryanston 2121
Phone +27 11 447 9888
Fax +27 11 447 9889

Cape Town Showroom

Kasselvlei Road
ZA 7535 Cape Town
Phone +27 21 448 3682
Fax +27 21 448 5026
Email info@dauphin.co.za