Creative Hotspot:
A Review of ORGATEC 2016

Stand: VITRA, WORK,  Halle 5.2
© Koelnmesse

ORGATEC 2016 closed last Saturday with outstanding results. The leading international trade fair for the modern working world recorded a considerable increase in visitor numbers of more than 10 per cent with more than 56,000 visitors from 118 countries. The trade fair’s theme, „creativity works – new visions of work“, ran through the presentations by the exhibitors and attracted praise from architects and designers in particular.

“Work becomes multi-local”:
an interview with Rudolf PĂĽtz from Vitra

„Work“ by Vitra and partners in hall 5.2 at ORGATEC 2016
© Vitra

In its “Work” presentation at ORGATEC 2016 Vitra attends to present-day and future working worlds. Together with partners from different industries, unusual office concepts are presented in Hall 5.2. A conversation with Rudolf Pütz, CEO of Vitra, on the presentation at the trade fair, Collage Offices and ORGATEC as innovation platform.

Versatile Think Tank:
a preview of side events and shows at ORGATEC

Trendforum: 3 Generationen im BĂĽro - Generationenvielfalt in der Arbeitswelt und dem dadurch entstandenen Wandel, Halle 6
ORGATEC Trendforum
© Koelnmesse

With its wide spectrum of products and concepts from international exhibitors, plus an excellent programme of events, ORGATEC 2016 is a versatile think tank: From 25 to 29 October, Topics to be addressed at the fair will be new ideas on the current trends of team working, digitalisation, holistic interiors and the attractiveness of the workplace. The following is an overview of what is on offer in the supporting programme.

Interview with Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz

Gunter Fleitz und Peter Ippolito
© Ippolito Fleitz Group

At the “RE/WORK – Moments of Inspiration by Ippolito Fleitz Group” 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.

New Impulses:
Orgatec european press conference


Europäische Fachpressekonferenz ORGATEC 2016, v.l.n.r.: Tomas Ekstrom (Präsident Fédération Européenne du Mobilier de Bureau), Hendrik Hund (Vorsitzender Verband Büro-, Sitz- und Objektmöbel), Katharina C. Hamma (Geschäftsführerin Koelnmesse GmbH), Michael Steiner, Kommunikationsmanager Orgatec, Koelnmesse GmbH), Diego Gronda (Founder & Creative Director, Studio Gronda)
European press conference ORGATEC 2016, f.l.t.r.: Tomas Ekstrom, Hendrik Hund, Katharina C. Hamma, Michael Steiner, Diego Gronda

Orgatec invited to the European Trade Press Conference in Barcelona, and many media representatives accepted the invitation. Journalists from throughout Europe were informed about the new products and developments of the leading trade fair for Office & Facility.

Worlds of values:
New study on demands on the working environment

DEU, Berlin, 06/2014, Kinzo_Soundcloud,  Architekt: Kinzo, Bildtechnik: Digital-KB
Soundcloud Headquarter Berlin (Interior Design: Kinzo)
© Werner Huthmacher

What characterises good work conditions for people in Germany? What are the chances but also the challenges they see today and for the future? These are the questions the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs addresses in its current study: “Worlds of Values”. The recently published study is part of the “Arbeiten 4.0” initiative, the german ministry initiated to explore the future of the working society until the end of 2016.

“What a shame, it’s Friday”
The 4th ORGATEC Symposium on Motivation and Identification


As leading international trade fair, the next ORGATEC will present an overview of all facets of modern working environments. From 25 to 29 October 2016, renowned exhibitors will present innovative products and solutions related to office work in Cologne. However, the trade fair already addressed new developments in the industry in preparation for the event. The recently held 4th ORGATEC Symposium “Office. Space. Trends.” focused on the topics of motivation and identification – crucial conditions for the wellbeing of employees and the success of companies.