From 25 to 29 October 2016, Vitra presents the project ‘Work’ at Orgatec in Cologne – showcasing innovative concepts related to the title theme in a dedicated exhibition hall. Aiming to foster a holistic vision of workplace environments, Vitra has invited selected design, architecture and technology companies to share the exhibition space. Together they convey a multifaceted picture of today’s working world with an array of products, spatial elements and furnishing concepts.‘With new technologies allowing us to work anywhere at any time, the end of the office has been predicted time and again. Yet the office still has not disappeared. Why is that? Because the need for direct, real-world exchanges and interactions remains unabated – and is even on the rise with the growth of virtual applications.’Nora Fehlbaum, CEO Vitra
The theme of the Collage Office takes centre stage in Vitra’s presentation at Orgatec. To Vitra, a collage is an individual mix of products, shapes, colours and materials. The Collage Office concept makes it possible to express a company’s identity in an actual, physical environment. There are as many different collages as there are people, and as many different Collage Offices as there are companies. For Vitra, the discussion does not revolve around one single Collage Office, but involves a variety of manifestations, which address the individual needs of a workplace and reflect a company’s understanding of itself in spatial terms.In order to illustrate this approach with the ‘Work’ project, Vitra puts forth various Collage Offices; an office distinguished by its high degree of flexibility; a workplace environment for digital nomads who are virtually networked and can work from any location they choose; and a studio-like office by Sevil Peach, which serves as a home base and place of retreat and provides a constant in the ever-changing world of work.