König + Neurath AG Büromöbel-Systeme

EXCITE: Ideas need inspiration

At this year’s specialist trade fair Safety, Security and Health at Work (A+A) König + Neurath is presenting a modular seating system range called EXCITE that comprehensively addresses the higher requirements placed on room quality. “EXCITE promotes communication in the office and indeed on the exhibition stand too where we are presenting this newly developed range,” explains Heinz-H. Meyering, Director of Marketing and Distribution at König + Neurath.

EXCITE is much more than an item of seating furniture
EXCITE is a universal seating system range with the ability to continuously reinvent itself - bench seating, cube, table and back rest can always be reconfigured. Mobile table elements for standing and sitting situations as well as a cable-managed bridge can be connected to EXCITE without the need for tools and can be moved around as required, as if on rails. “This almost instantly changeable facility inspires the user to engage in playful intuitive interaction with the furniture,” states Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn, chief designer at König + Neurath.

EXCITE repeatedly creates new communication space - for all occasions where informal communication takes place. EXCITE provides the basis for the relaxed use of a laptop, informal brainstorming sessions or private small talk. Thanks to its exceptional adaptability, EXCITE is particularly suitable for work situations that require fluid change. In this respect, Müller-Schellhorn is convinced that EXCITE has a special effect: “EXCITE provides the stimulus for ideas. After all, the best ideas often come about where people meet and communicate informally with one another.” EXCITE creates the basis for such occasions.

Yet EXCITE is far more than an item of seating furniture with a consistently thought-through system approach. “A classic, clean design and comfort transforms EXCITE into an image bearer with special flair – no matter whether it’s in the reception area, the lobby, corridors, as an additional feature in working zones or in the cafeteria,” emphasises Cornelius Müller-Schellhorn. “In summary, EXCITE embodies our claim of “space for performance” with which König + Neurath, as a comprehensive supplier of office furniture, seating and room systems, identifies itself when promoting the company and the product range to its customers,” highlights Heinz-H. Meyering.

The company König + Neurath
The company was founded in 1925 and is now an international, full-range supplier of office furniture, seating and room systems. It is owner-managed by Egon König, has no stock market listing and is therefore independent. On 1st August 2007, Egon König took up a position on the supervisory board and handed over the post of chief executive officer to Dr. Wolfgang Reising. The new management board consisting of Dr. Wolfgang Reising (chairman), Heinz-H. Meyering (marketing/distribution) and Thomas Fehr (production/engineering) will work together to develop a business which in revenue terms is Germany’s leading office furniture brand.

The company currently has three manufacturing sites and seven showrooms, with additional international branches in England and the Netherlands. The company has its headquarters in Karben near Frankfurt am Main, has a workforce of around 1,100 employees and boasts its own wood and metal processing facilities. The extensive product range ensures the highest measure of flexibility with respect to the realisation of individual customer requirements. For many years König + Neurath has been addressing the topic of “ergonomics for the working worlds of the future" which also represents a fixed component of the company’s philosophy. Within the framework of its far-reaching commitments, the company is, amongst its other activities, a partner of the Initiative for Office Ergonomics (I.O.E.).

König + Neurath at the A+A 2007 trade fair in Düsseldorf
Hall 7a, Stand G 22-3