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Introducing Sheru

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The craftsmanship, passion, and expertise that come together in this design are not only palpable, they will be felt for generations to come.

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A beautiful reinvention of the shell chair

A minimal design offering maximum comfort. Sheru, meaning "shell" in Japanese, showcases beauty in design and excellence in craftsmanship. The ergonomic shape has been rethought from every angle, to create a new seating experience.

Years in the making:
the story of Sheru

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The Austrian design trio EOOS is the creative force behind Sheru. Together with CEO of Walter Knoll, Markus Benz, the designers talk about the development of the new chair, which began by abandoning everything they knew about upholstery technology.

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Lighter than air: the secret of Sheru

Invisible, yet palpable from the moment you take a seat: innovative chAIR technology transforms the experience of Sheru. Barely thicker than a yoga mat, the seat is not just superbly comfortable, it is breathable.

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The back and seat of the chair contain concealed openings, which allow cool air to circulate freely around the body. Bands in the seat, arranged in the shape of palm leaves, create a pleasantly springy sitting feeling.

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Offering variety for every space

Sheru can be configured in millions of different ways. Combine the body, legs, materials, and colors of your choosing to create a chair that perfectly suits your space, whether commercial project or private home.

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Chair or armchair?
Sheru is offered in two distinctive forms. Choose the minimalist silhouette of Sheru chAIR, or the perfectly defined contours of Sheru armchAIR - both with integrated chAIR technology for superb seating comfort.
Leather, fabric, or both?
Sheru can be uphostered in fabric, leather, or a combination of the two. Walter Knoll offers an extensive range of beautiful, natural materials to choose from, in an array of colors and finishes. All covers can be exchanged flexibly.
Wood or steel?
The frame of the chair is an ode to minimalism. The sleek and simple base and legs can be crafted in solid wood or (polished) steel, again in a choice of colors and finishes to perfectly suit your space.

See Sheru in your space

Place Sheru chAIR or armchAIR directly in your living space using augmented reality. Simply tap the AR experience button to view a 3D model on your Phone or Tablet.

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Sheru chAIR in fabric, with Seito table
Sheru chAIR in fabric and leather, with Moualla table
Sheru armchAIR with Joco table and Living Platform sofa

At home with Sheru. The compact silhouette of this elegantly minimal chair is a seamless addition to household settings, from the dining area to the living room, home office, or even bedroom.

Sheru chAIRs in leather with polished steel legs, with Conference-X table
Two Sheru armchAIRs in fabric and leather, with Foster 620 tables
Sheru chAIRs in black leather in combination with a black Conference-X table

For office or commercial space, Sheru guarantees enduring style and quality. Meeting high standards of sustainability, the chair offers numerous configurations that stand up to the demands of daily use.

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Everything you need to explore the world of Sheru can be found here. Download imagery, videos, data sheets and more.

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Product imagery
Explore a wide selection of images of Sheru chAIR and armchAIR, in a variety of colors, materials and finishes.
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Interior space types
Receive pre-configured planning files of Sheru in a variety of settings, from private homes to offices and commercial spaces.
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CAD data
Download CAD data for Sheru chAIR and Sheru armchAIR.
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Discover all the available materials for Sheru - leather, fabric, wood and steel - and the extensive colors and finishes available.
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Fact sheets
Measurements, materials, configurations - all the data you need to discover Sheru in detail.
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Take an up-close look at Sheru with videos including an interview with the designers EOOS and CEO of Walter Knoll, Markus Benz.
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Characters magazine
Enjoy your complimenary copy of the latest edition of Characters, the magazine from Walter Knoll. Printed copies are also available for order.
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Press kit
Get a complete press kit, containing imagery of Sheru chAIR and armCHAIR, a press release, and extensive digital content.

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Take a seat, and discover the comfort of Sheru for yourself. The new chair is available from our network of partner retailers - just click below to find your closest stockist.

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Founded in 1995, EOOS is a trio of Austrian designers - Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl - who met while studying at the College of Applied Art in Vienna. EOOS has worked with Walter Knoll for more than 20 years, a partnership that has resulted in some of our most celebrated designs of the 21st century.

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6830 Rankweil
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30173 Hannover
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33449 Langenberg
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34117 Kassel
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50676 Köln
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52062 Aachen
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Tal 11
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Rosengasse 30
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