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 yearâ€™s Orgatec fair, Vitra will be focusing on the increasing convergence of the office realm and public spaces, subsumed under the title â€śWorkâ€ť. The presentation showcases three examples of office scenarios.
Our working worlds are transforming. We no longer work from nine to five â€“ or nine to seven. Flexitime is the new normal â€“ 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.
Following the success in 2011 of the ProuvĂ© RAW crossover project between Vitra and G-Star RAW, the partnership has continued with the development of a second limited series: the ProuvĂ© Raw Office Edition. This second crossover collection revives a series of furniture and lighting originally designed by Jean ProuvĂ© in the 1940s for the offices of major French industrial companies.
One year after the launch of the Diagon swivel chair, Girsberger is rounding out the range with a model with a high backrest. Diagon Executive is lavishly upholstered with ultra-soft padding and covered in high-quality pure aniline leather. The high-back chair was conceived by the German designer Burkhard Vogtherr
The classic desk in the home office is an endangered species. Devices are getting increasingly smaller and permanently installed computers are giving way to mobile solutions. This means the good 2 mÂ˛ of expensive living space taken up by the furniture can be saved and, above all, put to more variable use.
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 â€“ such as a projector drawer and integrated sound systems â€“ are intended to provide an uncluttered home cinema experience.