Gallery: Orgatec 2018

The ORGATEC in Cologne is the world’s leading trade fair for Office and Facility.  In 2018 the fair aimed to ‘generate momentum while paving the way for pioneering advances, demonstrating its role as a successful presentation platform and meeting place for all decision-makers in the office and facility market.’

This was the first time that I had the opportunity to attend Orgatec and so it was with fresh eyes that I traveled to Cologne last Monday, ready to attend the ‘leading international trade fair for the modern working world’ bright and early on Tuesday morning.  The 5 day biannual event hoped to better their 2016 visitor numbers of 56,000 visitors from 118 countries, setting themselves ambitious targets of 10% more visitors, more than 50% of trade visitors travelling from abroad, 85% of fair attendees being top decision makers and 95% of visitors happy to recommend ORGATEC to business partners.

With 760 stands across 8 exhibition halls I was surprised by the size of the event, although I understand that in previous years it has been much larger, and it took some time to work out the multi level layout but I was not disappointed in the breadth, innovation and quality of the furniture being exhibited.  

Contemporary, vibrant and welcoming stands displayed a huge variety of furniture, from desking and storage through to upholstered seating, with four key trends:  Sit-stand desks, acoustic solutions, modular seating systems and the most dominant of all – the pod!

In the second of our Gallery event reviews please find images below which you can click on to enlarge and find details of the brand or designer. We hope you enjoy our event overview!

We would love to hear what you thought of Orgatec 2018?  What did we miss from our overview?


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