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Architecture | Featured Project

Colorful office amoebas

Colorful office amoebas
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SixE: A PearsonLloyd chair for Howe

News & Stories | Orgatec 2012

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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Architecture | Featured Project

Communication hub

Communication hub
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Work wherever you want!<br>Office worlds 2010 – part 2: of sheds and queues of seats
Offices are increasingly turning into social centers. To make certain the stress of constant communication does not become too fierce and the office becomes a social flashpoint, the modern work nomad withdraws into a chic little shed or a new kind of basket-chair.
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Architecture | Invisibility – Out of Sight

Reflective Rooms

Reflective Rooms
What people expect of an office has changed down through time. Today, they are expected to be versatile, flexible, transparent, communicative and yet at the same time offer secluded, acoustically sealed rooms. Designing a glass dividing wall is a special challenge.
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News & Stories

German Design Award 2009

German Design Award 2009
The Design Awards of the Federal Republic of Germany were bestowed in the course of the opening of Ambiente in Frankfurt. There were five Gold and 20 Silver medal winners. Moreover, the designer Richard Sapper was honored for his life's work.

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The office nest

by Thomas Wagner

The office nest
No, not many surprises are on offer at Orgatec 2008 in Cologne but naturally this depends on your point of view. In any event, on some stands, with their ergonomically tested recliners, it felt more like we had been transported into a modern torture chamber than a comfortable, open-plan working environment. Despite this, there are some happy exceptions.
Presents, presents

Architecture | Featured Project

Magenta, purple and grass green

Magenta, purple and grass green
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News & Stories | Orgatec 2012

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?

Architecture | Featured Project

Speeding up communication

Speeding up communication
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Architecture

Showroom in Vienna

Showroom in Vienna
The Viennese architecture firm Solid architecture landed the contract to design the new Bene showroom in the Austrian capital.
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News & Stories

The Return of the Phone Booth

by Nina Reetzke

The Return of the Phone Booth
Phone booths have more or less vanished from public space. Yet now they are returning in a changed shape - in offices. While they once served to provide access to phones, phone boxes now offer a touch of privacy in the world of today's open-plan offices.

Architecture | Invisibility – Out of Sight

Perfecting the Invisible

by Thomas Wagner

Perfecting the Invisible
Discretion is a fine thing. What we don't need to see relieves the burden on our eyes. Where a building's appearance recedes subtly into the background and systems that are essential for a building's functionality are no longer visible, it opens up manifold possibilities for design.
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A Quantum of Product Placement

by Claudia Beckmann

A Quantum of Product Placement
Down through the years, James Bond has had to endure a lot, has traveled round the world countless times, loved countless women, and overcome at least just as many adversaries. In the course of time, not only have his weapons become more effective, his escape vehicles faster, and his enemies trickier, but Bond himself has morphed. Yet throughout the feel for good design has remained constant.

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Pit stop with Bene

by Sophia Muckle

Pit stop with Bene
Major events often leave behind a void. It takes a little time to fill a vacuum again and in the case of Expo 2000 in Hanover, it seems this time has now come. Competence and creativity have now settled on the site which, seven years ago, was devoted to representation and discourse between countries.