Our friends at Orgatec
Next week kicks off Orgatec, the leading international trade fair for the modern working world hosted biannually in Cologne. This year will be pushed by “culture@work” as the central theme, exploring diverse and visionary concepts for work environments, and what the future of this design will look like.
TCW is in constant collaboration with designers, builders and creative thinkers that are influencing this culture of change in the workplace. With our friends and suppliers on the ground as exhibitors, we are keenly involved in how workplace furniture can be designed with a positive culture at the forefront.
Image © Koelnmesse 2018
Orgatec 2016 presented the theme “creativity works” and that was true to form for LoOok Industries, which are an exclusive brand of TCW. Their design approach breaks boundaries and old notions that workplace furniture has to be ‘corporate’ – what they create are fun, practical and applicable furniture for flexible working. This year they are back with new ideas and products that push this notion further and we can’t wait for the world to see. Find them in Hall 10.2 Stand K039.
Both Actiu and Dauphin Human Design Group celebrated 50 years this year, and what better way to celebrate with the continued development of innovative products. Actiu will be showcasing their smart furniture, and it’s firm commitment to people. Actiu has been creating comfortable and efficient cool working spaces around the philosophy that “organisations can align their challenges to transform with current needs”. Have a peek at Hall 09.1, stands C049 & B048, after 50 years you can still expect great things.
Technology and furniture integrate with The Human Space Cube designed by Bosse. The modular system allows for rooms to be created independently of a building, necessary in current workplace designs. Not only is it freestanding, but also fully aerated, temperature controlled, with specialty lights and technology ports. This unique private or collaborative space (depending on size) has a sound isolation of 38dB ideal in open plan environments. Make sure you try this out at Hall 8.1 aisle B/C, stands B028 – C031.
“After all, it is only through a culture that promotes diversity, collaborative partnerships, motivation and trust that we are inspired to work creatively and our ideas are allowed to flourish.”
– Orgatec Media
Smartblock is the latest brand that TCW is enthusiastic about distributing exclusively in Australia. It is well know that the development of workplace furniture has been largely pushed by shifts in culture, but there are other factors prevalent also. In Australia the rising costs of property, building and employee expectation shifts have meant that how a company re-structures their workplace interior is as much economical as it is about culture and wellbeing. Smartblock allows for a flexible workplace without pouring money into permanent infrastructure, or creating spaces that are single purpose. This is something you need to see at Orgatec, find them in Hall 10.1, Stand C013.
Australian’s go abroad! ThinkingWorks have not only done a fabulous re-brand in recent months but has revamped existing products, and made way for new products in workplace furniture. They are being quite secretive about what exactly will be on show but have said they are releasing two completely new product ranges. Gathering by all the fantastic new things they have created of late, we will definitely be stopping by Hall 6.01 aisle C058 to see.
Let the show begin!