Vitra presented new products and concepts in open-plan office landscapes at the Orgatec office furniture fair held in Cologne, Germany.

Here is an overview of what is new…

Physix – Alberto Meda

The construction of Physix is based on the idea of creating a continuous seat shell by stretching fabric across two side beams. The chair is therefore the latest in a long line of iconic chairs and, with its design, takes this particular typology to yet another level. Using cutting-edge materials and production technology, Alberto Meda combines three elements to create an entirely new dynamic sitting experience. These are a flexible frame construction, an elastic weave cover and a stabilising mechanism.

Workbays – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

With Workbays, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have developed an organisational cycle that redefines the working environment and breaks with the typical rigid planning structure of offices. But Workbays are more than just multifunctional furniture systems. They are systems that offer employees the freedom to select the work environment that suits their respective current tasks. Workbays can spontaneously be used as telephone booths, as video conference rooms, as reading corners, as coffee corners or as meeting rooms – without having to banish participants to a closed room.

Alcove Cabin – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Alcove Cabin is a fully-fledged work room. It is closed on all sides, has an entrance, two padded seating areas facing each other, a table, an electrical connection and lighting. It provides visual and acoustic privacy for four to six people.

Alcove Meet – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Alcove Meet is a conference table for up to four persons featuring two padded Alcove panels at the sides. By connecting several tables in a row, you can create an entire conference zone without having to install any fixed components.

ID Air – Antonio Citterio

Antonio Citterio and Vitra have pooled 25 years of experience in developing office chairs to create the ID Chair range of office swivel chairs. The different models, which can be configured according to the modular concept, lend a subtle elegance and colourful variety to the office. They offer a wider range of different options, allowing the users to adapt the chairs’ functionality, comfort and aesthetics to suit their individual requirements. ID Air’s plastic backrest supports the back, is flexible and is perforated for air circulation. It is also a cost-effective solution.

ID Trim Cap – Antonio Citterio

The ID Chair Concept consists of the basic types ID Mesh, ID Soft, ID Trim and ID Air, each with different backrests. ID Trim Cap gives a clear signal: Please do not disturb! Because its cap is sound-proof, ID Trim Cap is highly suitable for use in micro-concentration zones in open-plan offices.