From 26-30 October the office furniture world will converge in Cologne once again for the industry’s largest European trade fair, Orgatec. The show will feature the latest innovations from the biggest hitters in the furniture, lighting, flooring, acoustics and audio/visual spheres. Alongside the stands will be the Ultima Office Trend Forum, where industry experts will discuss the latest developments in office and facilities design and the Orgatec Boulevard, an informal meeting area and lounge where you can plug in a laptop, charge a phone or have a drink.
If you need a break from the multitude of product displays then maybe a tour of Cologne’s most innovative office spaces could provide some relief. Organised by Insight Cologne, A Night of Corporate Architecture will be bussing those taking part to 15 offices, including Constantin Hofe, Cologne Oval Offices, Kranhaus 1 (pictured) and other prominent buildings across the city. Each office will tackle current workplace design issues such as green building and sustainability, reusing buildings and 21st century working through a series of installations. The event will take place on 29 October from 6pm to midnight.