Indesign Media welcomed industry friends for a fun night out in Cologne.
October 31st, 2016
Hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne, directly opposite the sprawling halls of Orgatec 2016, Indesign Media welcomed a strong contingent of familiar faces from Asia Pacific’s design and product community, and traded notes on everything we’d seen so far.
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Asia’s latest Instagram bait – Waka Haiku Setsugekka Japanese Restaurant – by Sun Tianwen of Shanghai design studio: Hip-Pop Architectural Decoration Design Co. (HPADDC) points to hospitality further heading toward the sensory and experiential path of its retail sister.
The 60,000-sq-m space unfolds over eight floors and aims to encourage social interaction rather than a place to simply come and work in isolation. But outside of the obvious “collaboration stations” how are we designing spaces that actually make us want to get together?