Under the motto “New Visions of Work“, this year’s ORGATEC presented innovations and trends from the modern working world. The leading international trade fair in Cologne once again was the meeting point for trade visitors and industry experts in the end of October 2016.
Exhibitors from all over the world were showing new solutions and providing significant impulses for the creative design of the work environment – in the office, in public spaces, at home or en route. Famous manufacturers and newcomers presented holistic concepts and intelligent products for the changing work culture.
At the same time, with the new products they presented at the trade fair, they give an insight into the global trends and forward-looking developments. The following overview of the trends and new products at ORGATEC 2016 makes no claim to be exhaustive.
Today, qualified employees place high value on a needs-oriented work environment. Due to their manifold tasks they have to be flexible. They work in alternating teams and the members are faced with a wide range of different demands. This requires a high degree of communication, furthermore the creative phases alternate with the necessity for concentrated work – and the rhythm of all of the employees is not always the same either.
Clever furnishing solutions have to adapt to meet the given requirements. They can be easily changed, combined in different ways and expanded without great effort depending on the necessary intended purpose. Many of the the new products that was presented at ORGATEC 2016 follow this philosophy: from room-in-room systems, to chairs for sitting/standing work, through to mobile, personal storage room modules – flexibility is one of the top themes.
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