Making things that make people happy is the aspiration of Division Twelve, a feisty hospitality furniture brand acquired by Keilhauer last year. Headquartered in Toronto, with showrooms in Chicago and New York, the company manufactures all its bent-steel furnishings in North America. Casual but meticulously composed, the 11-piece series features tables, chairs and stools for hospitality and contract settings — from cozy cafés to trendsetting restaurants or a breakout office room — by such Canadian creators as Geof Lilge, Scot Laughton and Samuel Petterson. And now, its catalogue has expanded with the Outdoor Collection.
With 100 per cent steel and HDPE plastic material options, the new seats are beautifully adapted to public spaces and private patios alike. From the Hectic Bench to the Funk Table and the Brat Chair, the pieces elicit a plethora of emotions. Their varied shapes allow for a range of different uses — with each piece being fully customizable in an array of colours and materials. In fact, Division Twelve’s 20+ standard colour library will be re-upped every annum to include Pantone’s Colour of the Year — an effortless way for the brand to stay current among the ever-changing design landscape. Contractors ordering custom pieces will have access to over 200 powder coat hues.
Beyond its focus on versatility, Division Twelve’s design ethos also emphasizes sustainable manufacturing. The steel and textiles used are fully recyclable, while the seat foam contains bio-based ingredients. The brand’s manufacturing facility abides by a zero-waste to landfill policy — meaning none of their materials get dumped — because “those who enjoy the outdoors should have a vested interest in protecting them,” the brand explains.
Design heavyweight Keilhauer’s newest hospitality furniture brand brings its colour and contrast to exterior settings.