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Mar 15, 2016
Relaxing in the bustle of the fair, and thereby getting an overview: In the "Stylepark Architects’ Lounge by Jörg Boner" in Hall 1.2. Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign

You don’t always need to look out across the countryside or cityscape in order to enjoy the view. Sometimes it suffices to sit back leisurely and watch the hustle-and-bustle in the trade-fair hall from above, see the flows of visitors to and fro. And there’s a wonderful place to do so: the Jörg Boner-designed “Stylepark Architects’ Lounge” at this year’s Light + Building in Frankfurt/Main, which rises up like stands between the individual booths.

When dreaming up the Lounge the Swiss designer focused deliberately on a few simple but highly effective elements: The different usage zones in the 420 square meters of the special area in Hall 1.2 are embraced by red-glazed chipboard panels on the floor and walls. The exhibition for the “Design Plus” competition, the “Stylepark Café” and the raised “Stylepark Architects’ Lounge” for invited guests form a unit that strikes an ideal balance between elements for withdrawing from the pandemonium and networking opportunities. Anyone wanting to take a deep breath during the trade fair frenzy and recover for a moment is more than welcome to meet other trade experts in the relaxed atmosphere and swap notes – and of course enjoy the view from a calm vantage-point. (as)

Between the elevated lounge and the exhibition "Trend Sport Design" is the "Stylepark Café". Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign
The circle of light on the floor forges a transition between the café and the Lounge, which is outfitted with comfy leather armchairs and sofas from Jörg Boner’s “Oyster” line for Wittmann. Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign
A path marked out in dark blue runs through the long room and leads to a staircase that connects the “Design Plus” exhibition with the Stylepark Café and the Stylepark Architects’ Lounge. Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign
In the spacious café zone, Jörg Boner’s “Juppa” chairs for Atelier Pfister invite you to tarry a while at the round tables. Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign
Meet’n’greet: Messe Frankfurt and Stylepark invite architects for lunch at the Lounge. Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign
The visual highpoint, and it does indeed tower above all else: an installation that Jörg Boner created from a total of ten “Go” luminaires: a textile roof is spanned between street lamps from Ewo.Photo © Stylepark, Adam Drobiec - Nektardesign