Today, the office is anywhere: in the car, on the train, at home or in the garden. How working in natural surroundings can be organised is demonstrated by drives specialist Linak at the upcoming ORGATEC. From 25 â€“ 29 October, the special area â€śDesign meets Movementâ€ť focuses on surprising open air concepts.
At the â€śRE/WORK â€“ Moments of Inspiration by Ippolito Fleitz Groupâ€ť show, ORGATEC 2016 presents sensuous and tongue-in-cheek scenarios for contemporary workspaces. A conversation with the renowned designers, Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz, about the concept of the special exhibition and current changes of the working environment.
Studio brandherm + krumrey interior architecture designs offices and other international projects. For the 2016 ORGATEC, the studio conceptualised the special area â€śThe smart Coworking Lobbyâ€ť. A conversation with Sabine Krumrey about the underlying concept, new demands on the working environment and the trade fair as creative platform.
Today, offices are varied and undergoing constant change. Changing forms of work require flexible environments for teamwork and a common exchange of ideas. How even larger structures can be designed both adaptable and communicative is demonstrated by a recent example in Essen: The new head office of Schenker AG provides plenty of room for spontaneous contacts and a great closeness of team and executives.
Workplaces are no longer designed in uniform shades of grey. Quite the contrary: there are no limits to creativity in the design of current office furniture. New products inspire with a design that combines functionality with extraordinary shapes and colours â€“ in keeping with the motto of this yearâ€™s ORGATEC: â€śCreativity worksâ€ť.
Work is a crucial pillar of oneâ€™s identity. It is associated with our lifestyles, worlds of feelings and emotions and conceptions of living together. The â€śWork & Styleâ€ť Congress initiated by the renowned weekly paper ZEIT therefore addresses fundamental questions at the upcoming ORGATEC.
Materials expert Dr. Sascha Peters is responsible for the special exhibition â€śSmart Office Materialsâ€ť at the upcoming ORGATEC. An Interview about the main themes of the exhibition, the importance of new materials for workplaces and office furniture made of tree bark.Â
What are the new spaces for working generations to come look like? Co-working spaces are developing on a global scale with incredible dynamism. An example of a layout can be viewed at the specially designed area “The Smart Co-Working Lobby” at the upcoming ORGATEC â€“ a solution for the conversion of existing office buildings in order to meet the new requirements.
Three questions toÂ Michael O. SchmutzerÂ about flexible office design, new target groups and future trends of the working world. At ORGATEC, the founder and managing director of Design Offices presents his concept of precisely fitting temporary workspaces and is also the curator of the special show “The Smart Coworking Lobby”.Â Schmutzer answers
As a platform for modern working worlds, ORGATEC provides intelligent solutions for the improvement of work environments. The latest technical developments include sensor systems, which adapt rooms to the users and their requirements. In a current study, Haworth analyses how such systems can be sensibly applied.