Dezeen promotion: Folding geometric lampshades by Italian furniture brand Artemide and Japanese designers Miyake Design Studio are among the products to be showcased at office furniture trade fair Orgatec 2012, taking place from 23 to 27 October in Cologne, Germany.
Each lampshade is folded from a single piece of fabric made of recycled plastic bottles, and doesn't need a separate frame as the fibres in the material make it self-supporting.
The trade fair open daily from 9am to 6pm on 23 to 27 October and will be held at the Koelnmesse GmbH exhibition hall in Cologne, Germany.
Visit the Orgatec website for more information and tickets.
The information below is from Orgatec:
Orgatec 2012 global sector meeting point
Worldwide office furnishings and Contract Business sector represented in October in Cologne.
The focal points: international dialogue on the future of office work and practical examples from all over the world.
From 23rd to 27th October 2012, Orgatec, leading International Trade Fair for Office and Facility, is once again set to make Cologne the global sector meeting point in all things modern working spaces.
At the leading international business platform for office and facility around 600 suppliers from approximately 40 countries are expected, including in particular, market leaders and innovation drivers from the participating sectors like, for example Actiu, ANKER-Teppichboden, Artemide, atelier schneeweiss, Belux, Bene, Bert Plantagie, brühl & sippold, Brunner, Burkhardt Leitner, CARPET CONCEPT, Casala, Castelli, CITTERIO, COR / interlübke, Dansk Wilton, Dauphin, Dieffebi, Engelbrechts, Gabriel, Haworth, Heradesign, InterfaceFLOR, interstuhl, König + Neurath, Object Carpet, Palmberg, Ruckstuhl, Secto Design, Sedus Stoll, Senator, serien Raumleuchten, SINETICA, Thonet, Tobias Grau, Toucan-T, tretford, TRILUX, UNIFOR, USM, van Esch, Vitra, Waldmann, Walter Knoll, Wästberg, Wilkhahn, WINI Büromöbel orr XAL.
“The extremely high quality and international range in the segments furnishings, lighting, flooring, acoustics and media technology is unique worldwide and enables the trade visitors to obtain a comprehensive overview of innovative solutions for the holistic design of professionally used rooms”, said Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer Koelnmesse. In terms of contents, the event is concerning itself with the requirements of the modern working world. The solutions presented by the exhibitors show how well-planned workplaces promote the well-being and the creativity of the employees and, in the process, also increase companies’ efficiency and productivity.
The supporting programme at the event is placing the focus on current trends and developments along with practical examples from all over the world – this year with an even stronger international focus. “As the theme fair for the sector, Orgatec is presenting future-relevant themes and solutions, identifying trends and offering a great deal of scope for business and communication”, says Hamma. “We regard the clear commitment by renowned exhibitors from all over the world as confirmation of this concept.”