Kalidro is an all-in-one workstation. Its simplicity of design makes it pure and elegant. Kalidro is easy to set up thanks to intuitive features like height adjustment and smart cable management.

Benefits & features

  • Kalidro desk is easy to assemble and simple to adjust.
  • It has a clever cable management that meets all needs.
  • This smart and simple desk will fit all budgets.
  • The horizontal bars below the top provide high level stability and allow using all top thicknesses (25mm, 19mm, 14mm).
  • Sustainability:  Kalidro is made of 34% recycled materials. It uses less packaging and is 99% recyclable.

Different versions

  • Fix version
  • 2 Height adjustable version
  • 14 different top shapes available in several sizes
  • Veneer finish for management desk
  • Meeting table

 

Design awards

2008 - Germany - Baden-Wurttemburg International Design Award.


Kalidro was awarded the Silver Award at Baden-Wurttemburg International Design Awards. The awards are backed by the German government. They reward orward-looking, high-quality design solutions that also address current trends. This year, the awards had a 'Focus Green' theme, focusing on the sustainability aspects of products.

 

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During Kalidro development process we considered environmental impacts of our decisions at every stage of the product's lifecycle.

Life Cycle Assessment

The Kalidro is manufactured in Rosenheim, Germany, by Steelcase.  Thanks to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method, Steelcase can quantify the product's environmental impacts to set the stage for further improvements. This method, based on ISO 14044, is selected by the European Union for environmental evaluation. It allows us to measure the environmental impact of our products throughout their lifecycle.

Kalidro Life Cycle

Kalidro Life Cycle

Materials

Corner elements: 30% less impact. The legs' corners are made of 100% recycled aluminium. This leads to a 30% reduction of impacts on Global Warming on the whole life cycle, compared to the use of primary aluminium.
Desktop: 25% less wood. The thickness of the desktop has been reduced by 25% (from 25 to 19mm) without compromising its performance.
Legs: 75% less impact. The legs tubes are made of powder painted steel. This leads to a 25% reduction of impacts on Global Warming on the whole life cycle, compared to the use of anodised primary aluminium. 
  

Production

Waste management. Wood waste from desktop cutting is used to heat part of the plant, saving 40 tons of natural gas and reducing related emissions of CO2 by 150 tons per year. Processing of the steel frame tubes produces no waste.
Energy and materials savings. Powder painting is free of volatile organic compounds (VOC-free) and heavy metals; paint that does not attach
itself to the product is reused.
Certified production site. The production site in Rosenheim (Germany) is fully ISO 14001- and EMAS II-certified.  

Transport

Kalidro's minimised weight and volume improves packing filling rates and reduces the energy required for shipping.   

Use

No significant environmental impact occurs during the usage lifetime of Kalidro, the longest stage of its life cycle. The particle board is E1-certified for low emission formaldehyde.

End of life

Kalidro is 99% recyclable by weight and its packaging materials are 100% recyclable. 40% of its packaging corners are reused. Kalidro can be integrated into the Steelcase Environmental Partnership Program, which is designed to ensure environmentally responsible after-use strategies for furniture.

Kalidro Environmental Certifications

With Kalidro we can provide an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), according to the objectives of ISO 14025, based on Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14044).

Kalidro complies with the German environmental certification "Blauer Engel".

The wooden components of Kalidro are labelled with PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)