The 2016 edition of Orgatec had a fun, playful side. Here are three of our picks from the fair that are sure to lighten the mood in any workspace.
Pictured is Interchange’s new London space, designed by Tom Dixon and featuring the brand’s new office furniture collection
BuzziJungle by by Jonas Van Put
Have your next meeting in a jungle gym, why don’t you. Belgian designer Jonas Van Put’s take on the conference room takes millennial workspace concepts of ‘no boundaries’ and ‘the social office’ to the next level. Inspired by nature, and the jungle presumably, elements within the structure are intended to provide opportunities for different interactions within the jungle. Climb, lounge and meet in an elevated work-lounge space made from powder coated steel. Probably not going to make an appearance in any legal settings or chambers any time soon, but will surely be a welcome addition in creative sectors.
BuzziSpace is available in Asia Pacific via Zenith Interiors.
Tom Dixon’s First Collection of Office Furniture
The wonderful world of Dixon continues to expand: the British design kingpin unveiled his first ever series of office furniture at this year’s Orgatec. The branch into the office for Dixon seems natural enough as boundaries between workplace and home continue to blur, and also follows on from the co-working space he installed in a church at Clerkenwell in May. Within the collection is the Broom desk lamp and Slab School workstation, the latter having been based on archetypal Victorian school desks. The pieces are highly functional – but have been brushed with the signature, slick Dixon aesthetic, making each piece a pretty stylish upgrade from the typical sterile beige office cubical.
Tom Dixon is available in Hong Kong through Lane Crawford.
Pedrali’s Ironic Office
While we’re struggling to see the irony here, Pedrali’s presentation does have a sense of fun. Set against a rich Wes Anderson-style colour palette, new pieces presented included Snooze, a sound absorbing panel by Marcello Ziliani. The pop bright, graphic panels are available in various colours and fabrics so they can easily be matched with any colour scheme – paneling is no longer only functional, but also actually a little fun.
Pedrali is available in Hong Kong through IROCO Design.