Vitra shows Barber & Osgerby’s Soft Work at Cologne

Friday 26 Oct 2018

Vitra is showcasing its new Barber & Osgerby designed Soft Work seating system at the Orgatec trade fair for workplace design in Cologne, Germany this week. The modular system can be assembled into many different arrangements, enabling designers to structure the internal spaces of a building, create focal points or define flexible public areas. 

The Soft Work system is designed for temporary working, featuring practical table surfaces, power outlets and charging stations. Mobile tables and chairs can be pulled up as needed and put away again, and panels added to create spaces for quiet working.

At Orgatec, Vitra is presenting thee concepts for workspaces with more new and revised projects by Konstantin Grcic, Antonio Citterio, Alberto Meda, Charles and Ray Eames, Maarten Van Severen and Arik Levy.

Also at the fair, Spanish furniture maker Capdell is displaying its Droplets bench series. The Droplets design, with its fluid forms, was created by Swedish architect Claesson Koivisto Rune, and is based on observations of how surface tension forms drops of water on flat surfaces. The architect has created eight different versions of the upholstered droplet shaped benches, which can be combined in numerous configurations. 

Other exhibitors include Cappellini, which is showcasing its latest version of German designer Werner Aisslinger’s Juli chair, the Juli Plastic, and Klober, which is displaying its ConWork chair. Fritz Hansen’s display includes the Little GiraffeTM chair, a revival of its 1959 Giraffe chair, and Plenum, the high backed sofa system by Jaime Hayon launched at the start of the year. 

Workspace interiors projects displaying excellence in design will be recognised at the World Interiors News Awards (WIN Awards) 2018, which take place on 19 November 2018 in London. Click here to find out more.

Jo Smit

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