Ahrend Kaigan

Perfect for temporary privacy in large open spaces


The nostalgic wicker beach chair, is inspired by the coastline of the Netherlands.  Returning to an unexpected place: the office environment. The Ahrend Kaigan (Kaigan literally means seashore or beach) encloses the user who is looking for temporary privacy. This can be for an informal meeting, but also an important call requiring the highest level of concentration.

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The designer

Marijn van der Poll

Marijn van der Poll (1973) graduated form the Design Academy in 2002. For Ahrend he designed the Ahrend Jetstream, a wing shaped desk.

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  • Comfortable and stylish privacy within open space for temporary and intentional seclusion
  • Acoustic action through filling and double upholstery
  • Design based on the Scheveningen Beach Chair from the Twenties (Kaigan is Japanese for beach and coast)
  • Natural charisma achievable through coarse stitching and patterns, which make the fabric spatial and organic


Basic model

  • Private meeting chair
  • Steel frame
  • Completely upholstered both inside and outside
  • Synthetic(carpet) gliders

Technical details

  • Height 171 cm
  • Width 100 cm
  • Depth 75 cm
  • Seating height 45 cm
  • Seating depth 57 cm


  • Iconic styling meets need for seclusion
  • Inside and outside can be upholstered identically or different


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