Orgatec is an international trade fair for anyone involved in office and workspace design and fit out as well as end users. Held in Cologne every 2 years, it ended on 25th October this year after 5 busy days. It gives an opportunity to see, hear and discuss trends, technology and products that will be leading the market in the coming years.
With 624 exhibitors from 41 countries, 105,000 sqm of exhibition space, it was a bigger show than 2012. 3 of the 50,000 visitors are accounted for by Officescape directors so making sure we are fully educated and can offer best advice on what is available in office design.
There was a lot of interest in lounge areas, team working and meeting solutions. Orgatec had a strong focus on the noticeable changes in today’s working environment. A central theme was the design of communication-friendly work place concepts which simultaneously offered places of retreat as locations for concentrated work with a cosy atmosphere.
Alongside furnishing, exhibitors presented innovative acoustics solutions and lighting concepts.
Another major focus at this year’s show was integrated technology and the possibilities of sharing, forwarding and jointly processing knowledge and information via cutting-edge technology. The credo was a sense of well-being in the office as well as more movement, promoting and improving employees’ health and thereby motivation levels and working capacity of staff.