Orgatec was busier than ever, some halls more than others, but that’s always the case. What did surprise me however was the amount of space on a stand set aside for hospitality. Catered food, coffee and wine, for the wind down every evening.
We’ve broken down our top fifteen into twelve outstanding products and three themes. It’s the only way we felt we could do justice to the thousands of products on display.
If we could quantify the products that were shown with Acoustic properties, it was enough to fit two halls worth. Acoustic distraction is definitely becoming a bigger problem every day with the wide adoption of open office concept.
2. Wood & Stone & Living Walls
It seems like the world has had plenty with metal and glass, there is a definite shift in surfaces to stone & wood. Hints of earthy tones and wood highlights are prevalent in furniture ranges across occasional furniture to collaborative ones. There was at least one living wall or green wall within a stone throw of each other.
A surface treatment that is all the craze at the show. Smooth to the touch, this nano tech product seems to resist acid, fingerprints, bacteria among other amazing features. Look out for more of this in the products next year!