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Orgatec Trade Fair in Cologne

By Richard Coombs
Friday, October 26, 2012

Richard Coombs attended the very important trade fair in Germany (that is held every two years) to keep up to date with the latest trends in office designs, lighting, fabrics, storage, desks, seating etc.

This year’s show seemed to be dominated by a single theme – Acoustics! Most manufacturers now have some form of acoustic panels; booth’s, touchdown spaces, screens and some storage units even have sound absorbing doors. With more and more people being put into existing floor space, something has to be done to cut down on the noise levels.

The other noticeable theme was height adjustable “Sit/Stand” desks – this allows people to alternate between sitting and standing and this is much healthier than sitting in one position for hours at a time.

Standing up gives your spine some exercise, helps with posture and is often a healthy combination when alternating with sitting.

Sadly, although this is very popular in Europe and the Scandinavian countries – it hasn’t really caught on in the UK yet. Let’s hope we can get companies to see the long term health benefits to employees when using sit/stand desks!

Jabula Interior Projects will ensure we give our clients the most up to date advice and products following the visit.


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