Orgatec, the trade fair dedicated to working environments, returns to Cologne this month with the theme of ‘culture@work’, exploring the new concepts, trends and ways of working that will shape future workplaces.
Amongst this year’s exhibitors - which span contract design, furnishings, equipment, flooring, acoustics and lighting and technology - is contemporary Italian furniture brand Moroso, which will showcase a series of new design collaborations.
Amongst the products on display will be Tape, a new modular seating system by Benjamin Hubert of Layer, which introduces a new way of bonding upholstery textiles together with polyurethane tape, used for sports clothing. The sofa comprises a series of different 'building blocks' - seats, backs and armrests - elements which can be placed together to create different combinations able to adapt the design to large public spaces and also to smaller living areas.
Other new products include Yumi chairs by Danish designer Niels Bendtsen, which use a tubular structure for a ‘sunray’ effect, and Chamfer and Gentry Extra Light sofas by Spanish architect and designer. Patricia Urquiola.
Sofas and chairs by Gordon Guillaumier and Doshi Levien are the result of meticulous, painstaking research carried out into the contract and public space sectors in response to requirements arising from a new concept of hospitality; whilst Diesel Living with Moroso collection is a more casual affair, with simple shapes inspired by informal living.
Orgatec takes place from 23 to 27 October. For more information and the full exhibitor list, visit Orgatec.com.