The Centre Stage will host a top keynote from Vitra Trendscout, Raphael Gielgen.
Crowdstorm Initiative / Together with Adidas, Cisco and Telekom Vitra launched a crowdstorm in the context ‘Future of Work’. The initiative collected over 300 ideas about how the future workplace will look – from all around the world of work. There is a lot to report – including results of Raphael’s observations and cognitions by trend clusters, market analysis and business cases.
Raphael Gielgen has spent most of his professional life working on making the office environment a better place. His curiosity for architecture, technology and social change in the context of working environments is his fuel – always connected to the question of how the global working world is changing and what impact it has on existing business models. Always on a journey to discover how tomorrow’s workplace will look, he regularly meets business leaders, architects and designers – a community that can apply this knowledge to the benefit of society. His work informs Vitra´s approach to improving the quality of offices and public spaces through the power of design.
Michael Schneider from ESI Design will present in his keynote: ‘How to elevate corporate lobby experiences – transforming buildings into experiences’. ESI Design is an innovation and experience design firm headquartered in New York City.
ESI transformed the lobby of Terrell Place in Washington, DC, which is owned by Beacon Capital Partners and has 1,700-square-feet of motion-activated media. Technology and media are seamlessly integrated into architectural surfaces, creating an ever-evolving artwork that captures the pulse of the building.
ESI’s designers unified the expansive first floor lobby space by treating it as a single media canvas. By installing large-scale, reactive media on lobby walls and corridor portals, they created a sense of connection across the building’s common areas. At 24m wide x 4m high, the largest media wall captures the attention and curiosity of passers-by, who can see it from outside through oversize windows.