In conse­quence of the in­creas­ing dig­i­tal­iza­tion and the large num­ber of tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tions the so­ci­e­ty is un­der­go­ing a strong change at pre­sent. New com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pro­duc­tion sys­tems have an im­pact above all on our work­ing cul­ture and make the work­ing place more flex­i­ble. Where stan­dardized of­fice at­mo­spheres were former­ly found one now speaks about open works­paces for the cre­a­tive work­ers in the in­for­ma­tion so­ci­e­ty of to-mor­row. In­no­va­tions in the field of new ma­te­rials sup­port this trend help to make the work­ing place more sus­tain­able, mul­ti-func­tio­n­al and smart to a cer­tain ex­tent. Ma­te­rial sur­faces re­act on en­vi­ron­men­tal in­flu­ences, show the tem­per­a­ture in rooms or the de­gree of en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion. They are used for the gen­er­a­tion of en­er­gy or mea­sure the move­ment of pass­ing lo­gis­tic sys­tems. Ma­te­rials are able to smell, sound, taste ...

On the oc­ca­sion of this spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion the ex­perts of Haute In­no­va­tion will pre­sent and ex­pose the po­ten­tials of the lat­est ma­te­rial in­no­va­tions for the mod­ern work­ing en­vi­ron­ment. They will pre­sent new raw ma­te­rial sources for man­u­fac­tur­ers and de­sign­ers, point out sce­narios for the ap­pli­ca­tion of in­tel­li­gent ma­te­rials in the smart of­fice/home con­text and out­line the pos­si­bil­i­ties of ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing in the fur­ni­ture in­dus­try. New lightweight so­lu­tions will help to fa­cil­i­tate the quick mod­i­fi­ca­tion and retro­fitt­ing of work­ing si­t­u­a­tions and con­tribute to econ­o­mize re­sources.

About the Exhibition

Köln, Ger­many