This year the uniformity of the products strikes, many high backed seating , too many office pods in various typology, similar apparently but differentiate in technology and performances. At first sight the discriminating element becomes only the form: rigid cubes with glazed cuts or rounded shapes, or even all glazed with strongly rounded corners.
Hard grids and captivating colors, all pull together with the ever present black.
The most beautiful black, is the new soft finish of the structure of the historic Aluminum Chair.
Green is revisited in classic tones together with salmon pink.
Many settings are played with colored niches and insertions of strong colors and wallpaper on the walls.
The colour enters the collections declined with many shades to create different moods.
The soft shapes invade all the pavilions.
Curtains, fabrics, softness (acoustic and fireproof fabrics) they are effective in every environment, even if it is not new: Mies Van Der Rohe& Lilly Reich, had already done it in 1927 at Café Samt und Sied.
Crosses between form and color at Normann Copenhagen stand: blue, cobalt and warm azure gray in appealing shapes.
Strong and single-color scenographies characterize many settings; we are a bit confused, they told us that the color of the year 2019 Akzo Nobel is Spiced Honey, but at Orgatec there is something else …
Text by Tatiana Milone