For Wilkhahn, designers Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub have
come up with a chair and table range which is perfectly coordinated with one another.
It’s called Occo. Occo combines enormous versatility and a vast choice of design
options with a clear and immediately identifiable design language. The special shape
of the recesses in the back and sides allows chairs to be stacked (when a chromeplated,
four-leg metal frame is chosen) and superb seated comfort is also delivered at
the same time. The seat itself is very rigid, but the back is exceptionally flexible due to
its shape and the different thicknesses of the material.
The characteristic shape of the seat and backrest shell mirrors the letters that Occo owes its
name to. Viewed from the front, the chair looks like an O and from the side it resembles a C.
Four frame types (four-leg chair in metal and solid wood, four-star base on glides and five-star
base on castors), three types of cushioning and six shell colours (black, white, grey, blue-grey,
grey-beige, orange-red) produce a total of 72 variants that respond to virtually all functional and
A table range also complements the chairs. The tubular steel table frame optionally comes with
swivel castors and echoes the contours of the star base. The table shapes reflect the mix of an
organic form with clear geometries. There’s a choice of square, rectangular, round and oval
formats depending on usage, the number of places required and the size and characteristics of
the room. The table tops are available with bonded plywood surfaces, MDF panels with real
wood veneers, through-dyed HPL (High Pressure Laminate) or solid oak panels.
Therefore, Occo is ideal for furnishing any spaces destined to encourage people to interact with
one another – from conference rooms to open-plan meeting areas to canteens as venues for
working, eating or partying. The range is therefore ideal for interior designers and architects
who want to convey attractive, customised design concepts and appeal with plenty of variety,
but in a consistent and clear design language at the same time.