The furniture producers - BALMA and NOTI together withT3 Atelier, a regional partner, are going to take part in Poland’s biggest event dedicated to real estate, interiors and design, which will be held in the International Congress Centre in Katowice between 16-19 February. At 4 Design Days architects, designers, interior equipment producers, service providers as well as developers and investors will be discussing the origin of global trends and what inspires them. It’ll be a unique opportunity to learn about interesting projects, activities or investments in that field and get to know one another, exchange thoughts and welcome new ideas.
When we take a close look at modern offices, we will see how much attention is given to physical activity.Many pieces of furniture look much like the equipment of an office of sensory integration therapy, i.e. balls, swings, armchairs on wheels and rocking chairs. Ergonomic furniture is a core element, but employers encourage their employees to be active in a variety of ways. Tables with adjustable top height will be very useful during working or holding meetings in a standing position, for example, whereas stairs and long hallways force walking and green patios together with enclosed areas adjoining the office buildings invite to stroll in the open air. In many companies there are bicycle parking facilities, mini gyms or yoga and relaxation rooms. Health is one of the most important aspects of the latest trends in designing workplace.
Katarzyna Andrzejczyk-Briks: Since we are going to speak about designing a workspace, I’d like to ask about your own workplace. How does it look? Have you developed any habits– like having coffee at the same time every day, or having some favourite books near you or perhaps listening to music while working? How does Piotr Kuchcinski work?
Piotr Kuchciński: My
workplace isn’t special, I just work at a table in the dining-room. When my son
is at school and my wife at work I have the time to work on designing because then
nobody disturbs me. I used to have a studio, which was my own space and in which
I felt completely isolated from the rest of the world. Now I have deliberately chosen
to work at home - we have bought a house lately. It is a nice place with a view
of the garden, which I am very fond of.