“A Space Odyssey”, is a classic movie of science fiction. “The Three-Body Problem” demonstrates the conflicts between different cultures, while “Blade Runner” showcases the ambiguity and contradiction between human and the cloned. While we are reading fiction or watching movies, we always have the imagination of how the future is like. And some of the classic clips of movies and fictions are always the creative source.
The amazing and fascinating stories of science fiction are at some levels the elaboration of our works and lives. With the high bit music, the story scene arouses our emotion. In the physical and rational scenes, it reminds us of reality and leads us to imagination. But what would happen when we bring it to you in person? From 27th to 30th of July, the 45th China International Furniture Fair was held in Guangzhou. At the fair, China Furniture Association and China International Furniture Fair co-created a themed fair, named “2030+ International Future Office ”. This themed fair invited a number of international corporate like Lamex, Haworth, X-WORK, Fritz Hansen、 Magis、True Design, Jingdong, BULL, Canon and some other famous and local brands. The theme of this fair was “OASIS”. It demonstrated a state of lives by combining images, texts, multi-media and real objects in a creative way. It created a collaborative and co-existing utopian world. A space was like a trigger that stimulated our senses, led us to different dimensions and fosters our boundless imagination.
We are the future. From ergonomics to customizations, highly customized workplace is what we are generally looking for in the future. With the avocation of AI, Biometrics and the care of human emotion, Treehouse is given birth upon the design of Longhouse. Treehouse is a workstation system that is able to accommodate 2-200 people in a workplace. It ensures that everyone stays at the heart of the workplace. Everyone’s freedom of speech is preserved. On the other hand, the boundless imagination allows us to create and switch to different environments for different work purposes. Hockey is designed with a sporty sensation. The training table, panel and the multi-media platform join together to allow learning and quick meeting, improving the versatility of our workplace. In fact, those traditional offices that only fill with standardized workstations and focus on cost saving and boring norms are disappearing. Duplex is a new height-adjustable desk that becomes a fresh workstation solution. In the future, we believe that workplace will be connected with different environments like home, shopping mall, hotel, and other private and public areas. Playces collection is sutiable for many environments like workplace, residential area, hotel, lounge area at the airport, café and restaurant, while it removes the boundaries between different spaces. Even though we need our privacy, but we have to connect with others. Tapa is comprised of a number of stacking seats and it becomes a special area for focus works and collaborative works.
The bounding between designs and arts is a seamless integration. On July 28th, from 13pm to 16pm, in Zone 11, Hall B of the exhibition center, INTERNI and Lamex co-organized a design talk which was aimed at exploring the future change of our workplace. The guest speakers were Mr. Felix Jiang from Space Matrix, Mr. Dirk Zschunke from Ippolito Fleitz Group, Mr. Richard Chang from IWBI, Ms. Sabrina Lee, the Space Planning Director from Lamex, and Mr. Waterson Lam from in50 Design. They shared their knowledge and perspectives of space design with case studies, and explored the transformation of the future workplaces. The design talk was about creation and revolution, and connected with the all artistic exhibits to demonstrate the energy of our imagination and the creativity of the universe.
Community, collaboration, acceptance and elaboration are the keys to the future workplace, which redefine the relationship between human, workplace, space and time. They are individuals, but still interconnected. It is like our universe, in which each panel has their own system, but they co-exist and interrelate. In the exhibition, we go beyond our imagination by exploring the future of workplace. The bright future is just ahead of us. So, let’s check it out.