At ORGATEC 2016, renowned Spanish designer Marcelo Alegre presented two new office chairs. With his studio Alegre Design, he takes inspiration from the versatility of modern working worlds. We talked with him about the fair and current demands and new developments in the design of office furniture.
In its â€śWorkâ€ť 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 PĂĽtz, CEO of Vitra, on the presentation at the trade fair, Collage Offices and ORGATEC as innovation platform.
Premiere at ORGATEC: In Cologne, Swedish manufacturer GĂ¤rsnĂ¤s presents itself on the German market for the first time. Pieces of furniture by the tradition-steeped manufacture are to be found in almost every public building in Sweden and in many renowned offices. Three questions to the two chief executive officers, Anna and Dag Klockby, about timeless Scandinavian design and the significance of quality in todayâ€™s product world.
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.
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
Doriana Fuksas leads Studio Fuksas together with her husband Massimiliano Fuksas. Over the past 40 years the internationally renowned architecture company with headquarters in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, has completed more than 600 projects. An Interview about todayâ€™s working environments and how permanent values can be created for them.
Our world is increasingly shaped by digital experiences. Work processes are changing rapidly. Does the office as an analogue location still have any meaning in the 21st century? The answer of Ippolito Fleitz Group is a clear Yes. The renowned studio will offer new inspirations and perspectives with the exhibition â€žRE / Workâ€ś at ORGATEC 2016.
The â€śDreischeibenhausâ€ť in DĂĽsseldorf is considered an international icon of modern architecture. The award-winning modernisation by HPP Architects made the office building fit for the future. We asked Joachim H. Faust, managing partner of HPP, three questions concerning the moderate treatment of existing building structures.