Keilhauer Expands Offerings with Division Twelve Acquisition
Keilhauer is expanding its offerings with a line of tables and seating made from bent steel tubing through its acquisition of Division Twelve. The colorful new collection will function as a solution for unconventional meeting areas in an office.
“Though we have historically focused more on office environments, we have always been excited and inspired by the hospitality sector. This acquisition provides us with a new solution for office design, extends our reach into new markets, and brings excellent design talent into our house. It complements what we do at Keilhauer beautifully,” said President Mike Keilhauer. “From the moment I first saw Division Twelve I was struck by a feeling of joy. I am excited to bring that feeling to the market.”
Industrial designer Geof Lilge founded division Twelve in Edmonton in 2017. The company reflects a combination of sensibilities that aligns with Keilhauer’s focus on soft contract design.
Lilge, who has been retained by Keilhauer to serve as Division Twelve’s Creative Director, said: “I’m very excited to work with Keilhauer. They have been an inspiration to me for the past twenty years of my career. We share the same desire to push boundaries, the same passion for modern design, and the same reverence for making. There is a mutual love for every step of the design process: from concept, to prototype, to the final installation.”
The initial collection of bent metal stools, chairs, tables and bench feature the designs of Geof Lilge, Scot Laughton and Samuel Petterson. The pieces have an urban, modern design that ranges from straight-forward to sculptural.
Twenty different powder coat colours are available to customize each piece. The palette will be updated to include the latest Pantone Colour of the Year for an of-the-moment spark of inspiration.
The initial, Division Twelve offering features a collection of chairs, stools and tables. Using simple materials to create timeless, trend-forward designs, the furniture can be integrated into any environment, including hospitality, education, office and residential.