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News & Stories | Orgatec 2012

Forecasting offices

by Thomas Edelmann

Forecasting offices
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.
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Why the office is what it is

by Mathias Remmele

Why the office is what it is
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?
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How the office became what it is today

by Mathias Remmele

How the office became what it is today
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.
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Changing the way we see the world

by Thomas Wagner

Changing the way we see the world
Office 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.

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From our stone-age ancestors to office nomads

by Milenka Thomas

From our stone-age ancestors to office nomads
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.
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What should offices be? A small town or a camping site?

News & Stories | Orgatec 2012

Thinking through building

by Jörg Zimmermann

Thinking through building
A site-specific installation by Canadian artist Cedric Bomford has radically changed the working environment in the large loft space that houses Stuttgart-based agency Dorten. The artist used found materials to create areas and installations that are surprisingly practical and have also given rise to a fundamental change in perspective.

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Selected exhibitors at Orgatec 2012

Selected exhibitors at Orgatec 2012
October 23rd will see the presentation at Orgatec in Cologne of all the new products for the design of offices and public spaces. A list of selected exhibitors tells you which manufacturers are attending, and where to find them.