Held every two years in Cologne, Germany, ORGATEC is an international trade fair for the modern working world.
Exploring the theme ‘Culture at Work’, the halls of Koelnmesse in Cologne will see the latest in commercial furniture and innovations, from 23-27 October. Here we run through our ‘must-see’ list for the trade fair that puts our working lives front and centre.
NAU (Stand #D038, Hall 11.2)
Exhibiting for the first time on European shores, Cult’s very own design brand NAU will be launching the Chameleon by Adam Goodrum, a modular table solution that takes commercial configuration to new levels. Alongside this much-anticipated launch, visitors to the NAU stand can expect to see additional best-selling designs from the NAU collection, including pieces by Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam Cornish and Tom Fereday. NAU designers Adam Cornish and Tom Fereday will be available at the NAU stand to talk all things design with ORGATEC goers during the entire five days of the trade fair.
REPUBLIC OF FRITZ HANSEN (Stand #K010/J011, Hall 10.2)
ORGATEC visitors can expect to meet a line-up of experts in design at Fritz Hansen stand #K010/J011. Christian Andresen, Head of Design at Fritz Hansen, and renowned designer Jaime Hayon will be showcasing their latest collaboration, Plenum; a high-back sofa system with features including power plugs, USB ports and mounted tables. Plenum is a functional but aesthetically pleasing sofa solution for any commercial space, be it for collaboration, concentration or relaxation, we can’t wait to see it!
MONTANA (Stand #B019, Hall 11.2 + Stand #15 Ground Floor)
Things are bright over at Montana stand #B019. Grey is out, gloom is gone, and a colourful working life is unfolded through the Montana Office collection. Expect to see new and exciting table top colours and components, the Montana Free Shelving System for open office environments, and colourful personal storage modules for workstations and commercial spaces with personality. Make sure to also visit Montana at Design Post at Stand #15 during ORGATEC 2018.
EXTREMIS (Stand #J001, Hall 10.2 + Stand #20 Ground Floor)
Extremis stand #J001 is inspired by the desire to create an evolution towards liveable working environments and workable jobs. Visitors to the stand can expect to see Extremis’ Tools For Togetherness; furniture designed to bring people in workplaces together wherever they are, whether meeting, focusing, chatting, or celebrating. Every piece is designed to eliminate barriers and optimize communication between employees and we’re looking forward to chatting to Extremis in this open environment to find out more! Make sure to also visit Extremis at Design Post at Stand #20 during ORGATEC 2018.
TECNO (Stand #B070/C071, Hall 6.1)
Long-standing pioneers in workplace solutions and commercial design, Tecno will be presenting brand new scenarios at ORGATEC this year, focussing on flexibility, personalisation and comfort. Visitors to the Tecno stand will preview brand new products including LINEA, a modular, reconfigurable micro-architectural system designed to define and organise spaces and AURA, a seat that fosters thinking and privacy.
NANIMARQUINA (Stand #Q021, Hall 10.2)
A long-term partner of architects, designers, hotel chains and developers, Spanish rug brand nanimarquina will be exhibiting at ORGATEC for the first time ever and will be sharing with us their expertise and experience in providing unique commercial flooring solutions. Head over to stand #Q021 to see how nanimarquina add personality to any commercial environment through their quality handcrafted flooring solutions with spirit.
SOFTLINE (Stand #K049/L048, Hall 10.2)
Expect a plethora of new designs at Softline stand #K049/L048 as the multi-functional furniture brand showcase their 2018 lounge chairs, modular sofas, poufs and tables. This new collection will be presented in an interesting colour palette of balanced tones inspired by the Pacific Ocean, creating an airy, honest and harmonic setting for living and working.
POLTRONA FRAU (Stand #P010/N011, Hall 10.2)
Experts in creating elegant, quality Italian made products, Poltrona Frau will be presenting designs from their Office collection at stand #P010/N010 during ORGATEC 2018 and we can't wait to see what's on offer!
MAGIS (Stand #08, Ground Floor)
Producers of quality, functional and technological products, Italian brand Magis will be presenting its visionary concepts for a new work culture on the ground floor at Design Post during ORGATEC 2018.
CARL HANSEN AND SON (Stand #02, Ground Floor)
Experts in quality craftmanship and iconic design, Carl Hansen and Son will be presenting at stand #02 on the ground floor at Design Post during ORGATEC 2018.
ORGATEC 2018 will be held in the halls of Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany from 23-27 October.