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Promotion of culture

Dauphin sees itself as an integral part of the social world and such is keen to link its values to those of the public domain. This is the reason for the large number of new projects the company initiates, all of which find their way into its communication.

At Dauphin, human beings are at the centre of all thinking. As a champion of the humanisation of work and the associated observation of all factors which impair the individual feeling of well-being at the workplace, the activities of the company extend far beyond pure furniture issues. In view of this, the Dauphin HumanDesign® Group sponsors among other things the Office Innovation Center (OIC) of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in order to support its research looking into the future of work.

Dehnberger Hoftheater, Registered Association


As friends and patrons of the Dehnberger Hof Theater, we have been supporting the survival and expansion of this theatre near Nuremberg for many years. We are concerned that the audience and actors alike should continue to enjoy the unique immediacy of theatre performances. In keeping with Dauphin's philosophy.

Programme information for the Dehnberger Hof Theater e.V., Dehnberg 14, 91207 Lauf, Mo. to Fr. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on tel.: +49 9123 95449-0 or fax: +49 9123 95449-30.

Society for the Promotion of Musicians, Registered Association


Discover music - experience music! Under this motto, the association founded on the 9th of March 2000 under the patronage of Mrs. Elke Dauphin wants to make it easier for young people to access and start playing music.
In addition to early musical education, the association also offers young people and adults the opportunity to learn an instrument or to deepen already-existing knowledge.

Friends of the Reutersbrunnenstraße KJH Children's Home And Youth Centre (former orphanage), Registered Association


With its accommodation facilities for children and young people and the emergency admission service for young people, the KJH is today one of the most important youth welfare establishments in the city of Nuremberg. The KJH is the oldest established hospital and orphanage in Germany.
As its patrons, it is of great concern to Dauphin that a positive, child-friendly living environment be created for young people from problematic circumstances, without them suffering disadvantages.

bayern design GmbH

bayern design GmbH
Design is a crucial factor in determining business success! bayern design GmbH provides information to Bavarian companies about design as a factor in their success, advises them on the benefit of good design, initiates and oversees design-based projects and creates design networks, for example in coooperation with Deutscher Designertag e.V. or BEDA, The Bureau of European Design Associations, Brussels. Comprehensive support initiatives benefit up-and-coming young designers. The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology supports bayern design GmbH. The work is supported both financially and in other ways by bayern forum e.V. Elke Dauphin was second chairperson of the organisation until 2015. The company is based in Nuremberg, right next to the New Museum, State Museum of Art and Design.