On the silver screen and at Orgatec, office environments are depicted as having a life of their own. What kind of image of reality do they convey? A rummage through the film archives and walkabout in the trade fair halls.
Cell offices and cubicles are considered negative examples of office design. The era of what we would today regard as the human office started with the “Citizen Office”. Concepts such as the “Net'n'Nest” symbolize the attempt to combine networking and concentrated work. So will we in future work in a kind of adventure playground for adults?
Are you still living or already working? Since the launch of the Internet we are not only available more or less everywhere online, but the line dividing work and living has become increasingly blurred. At least in some areas. Moreover, fixed office and work structures are increasingly dissolving. What does this mean for the contemporary office? How has it developed? Its history holds the one or other surprise in store.
News & Stories | Orgatec 2012
by Thomas WagnerOffice furniture trade fairs are more than just a guide to new interiors, they’re social labs. In times such as these, when the world of work is changing super-fast, they promise to offer exciting insights into the changed mind-set. Some thoughts prior to Orgatec 2012.
This year, PearsonLloyd took Orgatec, the specialist office & facility trade fair, to present a number of new additions to the “Parcs” and “Docklands” collections by Bene. They have now created a GIF animation demonstrating the potential of these new office typologies to change our way of working and our notion of the perfect office to boot.