Meander Press Release - Keilhauer

Meander Press Release

DESIGNER: Niels Bendtsen & Giancarlo Stefani, Bendtsen Design Associates
PRODUCT CATEGORY: Modular Sofa, Lounge

Meander is a response to the ongoing shift in contract environments to look and feel like residential. The modular, “resi-mercial” design balances the comforts of home with high-performance durability, creating an inviting, casual lounge for guests and employees alike.

Designed by Niels Bendtsen & Giancarlo Stefani of Bendtsen Design Associates, Meander can curve and connect every which way using 14 different pieces including ottomans, sofa seats and corner pieces that curve at 70 and 90 degrees. Equally at home in residential or corporate settings, it makes a relaxed statement while still exuding an air of luxury. Clean lines and large, full, stuffed cushions appear to float above the ground on visually delicate, solid iron legs.

“It’s an incredibly inviting sit,” says Jackie Maze, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Keilhauer. “While prototyping the original model we found our employees and guests rushing to sit and exclaiming how comfortable it was. It brought a smile to my face when I noticed how it particularly excited our younger team members when they saw this new piece.”

The collection can be configured and connected through ganging at the pieces legs. Removal gang plates and chair legs add flexibility; configurations can be adjusted as needs evolve. Meander is fully upholsterable in any Keilhauer textile, COL or COM.


  • Single unit with back
    • W 32” D 33.75” H 27.5” SH 16.5”
  • Single unit with back and arm 
    • W 39” D 33.75” H 27.5” SH 16.5” AH 24”
  • Inward curve unit
    • W 42” D 35.25” H 27.5” SH 16.5”
  • Outward curve unit
    • W 42.25” D 35.25” H 27.5” SH 16.5”
  • 90 degree corner unit
    • W 49.75” D 33.75” H 27.5” SH 16.5”
  • 70 degree corner unit RCF
    • W 47.75” D 33.75” H 27.5” SH 16.5”
  • Short back unit
    • W 47.25” D 33.75” H 27.5” SH 16.5”
  • Ottomans
    • W 32”-47.25”x D 32”-47.25 x H 16.5”

Performance and Sustainability
As with all Keilhauer furniture, Meander is built from the highest quality materials, are designed and manufactured to last for many years, and are supported by Keilhauer’s standard 10-year warranty. Meander is expected to carry BIFMA level® 2 and SCS Global Services certification for Indoor Air Quality at the Indoor Advantage TM Gold level. It is manufactured in facilities that produce zero waste to landfill, and offset 100 per cent of electricity use with renewable energy credits.

About Keilhauer
Founded in 1981, Keilhauer is a privately owned, design focused contract furniture manufacturer. Keilhauer manufactures seating and tables for all the areas of the organization where there is an exchange of ideas. Keilhauer products are thoughtfully made to support communication and engagement in “Heads Up” spaces, such as meeting rooms, collaboration areas, lobbies and lunchrooms. Working with world-renowned furniture designers, Keilhauer is internationally recognized for award-winning design, built with extreme craftsmanship, to the highest environmental standards. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit

About Bendtsen Design Associates
Bendtsen Design Associates (BDA) is a multi-faceted Design Studio based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The studio is comprised of Niels Bendtsen, Giancarlo Stefani and studio support staff. Bendtsen and Stefani, both sons of cabinet makers, grew up in the design industry and bring a half century of expertise, including production and manufacturing to each piece. This deep understanding informs a design process which harmonizes contour lines with technicalities. From Denmark to Italy, Venezuela to Canada - both men have worked extensively in the field, and have found a synergy in each other’s approach.


Christine Testa,
Communications & Media Strategist, Sales and Marketing

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