Vitra project at Orgatec: Work – office scenarios for merging of work and public space

Photo: Koelnmesse

Where is the office today? Is it in our smartphones and tablets? Does it only exist in our heads? Or do we still need the ritual of coming to a physical space dedicated to work? For this year’s Orgatec fair, Vitra will be focusing on the increasing convergence of the office realm and public spaces, subsumed under the title “Work”. The presentation showcases three examples of office scenarios.

Let’s work together:
COR designs furniture for working worlds

Photo: COR

Our working worlds are transforming. We no longer work from nine to five – or nine to seven. Flexitime is the new normal – whenever our personal performance is at its best. Co-working studios are constantly popping up, spaces that promote networking and encourage their users to constantly exchange ideas and knowledge with each other. Stationary workstations are expanding into digital platforms that you can log into anywhere.

Prouvé RAW Office Edition: Vitra and G-Star give old furniture a new shine


Following the success in 2011 of the Prouvé RAW crossover project between Vitra and G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a second limited series: the Prouvé Raw Office Edition. This second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting originally designed by Jean Prouvé in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.

Catena: Individually-customisable TV and lounge furniture by Spectral

In addition to a large screen, many home cinema enthusiasts also prefer proper seating as found in a lounge. This is made possible by the individually-customisable Catena range. With its new collection, TV furniture producer Spectral cleverly combines viewing and sitting.

The cabinets that serve as the basic components can be used both as a bench and an elegant storage solution. Innovative ideas for the integration of technical components and bothersome cables – such as a projector drawer and integrated sound systems – are intended to provide an uncluttered home cinema experience.