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Orgatec 2016 Live Blog - Day 1

Monday, 24 October, 2016

Welcome to our Orgatec 2016 Live Blog! With the motto "Creativity Works", this year's ORGATEC will provide new perspectives, inspiring concepts and market-leading solutions for working environments. Couldn't make this years event? Far too much to see in one day? Fear not, here we'll be providing you with live updates throughout our two days in Cologne...


Day 1 -

We've arrived!

It's a cold Morning in Cologne Germany and the exhibition already looks busy and well under way! We'll try to provide as may live updates throughout the day as possible with some extended entries at lunchtime and at the end of the day. Also, make sure to follow us @bof_furniture on Twitter, we'll be posting lots of updates throughout the day there too.

Update 1 -

First stop Calligaris. On display is a wide range of their seating options. The stand out product being "Academy". A highly flexible seating solution available in over 100 variations to suit almost any environment.


Next on our walk around hall 11.2 is Vondom. A unique, consistent style is carried through all of their products. From architectural pieces to outdoor furniture; everything suites together perfectly.


One of the main trends of this years exhibition so far is acoustic solutions. "Into" have on display a number of Scandinavian style products which stand out against most acoustic solutions so far. Also, take a look at these unique individual workstations!


There's been a huge buzz around Tom Dixon this year and their showing at Orgatec has not disappointed. Their classic and always impressive lighting works brilliantly with their brand new ranges of office product. The slab desking is probably my favourite product so far....


This height adjustable range from Yask would look just as home in a Manhattan loft as it would in a modern office. Raw materials combined with exceptional function have resulted in an industrial styled product that both looks great and works perfectly. Seriously impressive.


Update 2 -

As sit to stand working becomes more and more popular, unique solutions are becoming far more apparent. This brand new range from Aerodesk is absolutely one of a kind. "Designed for the digital generation" the Aerodesk accommodates every electrical accessory you can think of but the most impressive addition is the "Light Bar". The acrylic screen that lines the back of the desk can change colour at the touch of a button, allowing you to change your workspace according to your mood. Cool!


Long gone are the days of the traditional whiteboard. Lintex have combined a sleek and simple design with upholstered elements to produce a unique take on the humble whiteboard.


Furniture with a domestic aesthetic seems to be extremely popular this year, and Erik Jorgensen have some of the most impressive product in this style I've seen today!


That's it for hall 11.2, we're now moving on to see what hall 10.2 has to offer!

First stop here is Fritz Hansen. Their stand is everything you'd expect. Timeless design with a domestic feel and their new remake of the Oxford Chair. A definite highlight so far!


Update 3 -

I needed to make a quick call home, luckily I was walking past the Framery stand! Really stylish yet functional product. With the door of the "Telephone box" product shut no hustle or bustle of the exhibition hall could be heard.


This was a really interesting stand. All of Loook's product are of a unique style, with connotations of honesty and humour throughout. It's a hit with me!


Next up was Casala's very impressive stand. Thanks to Andy for running us through their four new products and keeping us fed and watered!


Buzzispaces stand was an immersive jungle experience with plenty of new product to see! The whole concept of the stand was great and well executed!


Karl Anderson and Soner was something a little different to most of the other stands we've stopped at today. I really loved their "Press" tables. An all wood and felt alternative to traditional flexible tables.

Lots of indoor greenery on display around all the halls today. Balma's stand was the perfect example. Check out these living walls!


Right, that's it for this hall. We're moving on to hall 6. On our way we walked past Vitra's at work hall; I think we'll keep this for tomorrow!

I think everyone's feet are starting to hurt! We're taking a well earned time out at Humanscale's stand. Great design, new products (USB integrated monitor arms, cool!) and some good food!

We still have so much to see and share, so be sure to check back tomorrow for day 2 of Orgatec 2016.