xchange at BENE OPEN DAYS – design the future

Change happens faster and faster influencing society, economy and the way we work. In order to shape the future of work we always have a close eye on new trends, the latest scientific insights, anticipating human needs in a changing environment. Daniel Korb, co-founder of xchange  is happy to be part of the Bene Open … continue reading

My Bauhaus – Mein Bauhaus

If you want to learn more about the Bauhaus, we highly recommend this book. Get inspired! https://shop.detail.de/row_e/mein-bauhaus.html 100 Architects on the 100th Anniversary of a Myth 2019 marks the centenary of a myth: the Bauhaus has shaped architectural history like no other modern institution. Even 100 years after its foundation in Weimar, the principles, methods … continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

From all of us here at Xchange we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2019. The dust of everyday life Space, defined by the three dimensions of length, width and height provides the stage for human beings. Through art, space is extended by a fourth dimension that … continue reading

KORE Work Cart receives 2018 Innovation Award

The KORE Work Cart by Kimball is the recipient of a 2018 Nightingale Award for product innovation and excellence in the furniture, clinician support category. The Nightingale Awards honor new products that are exhibited at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in November. Presented by Healthcare Design and Contract in partnership with The Center for … continue reading

KORE Work Cart – Interior Design ‘Best of Year’ Finalist 2018

We are excited to announce another one of our products – the KORE Work Cart – designed for Kimball Office is a finalist for the 2018 Interior Design ‘Best of Year’ Award. https://www.interiordesign.net/articles/15692-2018-best-of-year-finalists-announced/

xchange at the 18th Annual Learning Environments Australasia Conference

Xchange at the 18th Annual Learning Environments Australasia Conference in Sydney 27th May – 30th May 2018. The conference theme this year was the 3 Rs in the EXPONENTIAL AGE: Reflection, Relevance & Revolution. Xchange was introduced at the annual LEA expo through our partners Raeco. Over 18 years, this annual event has grown from … continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

From all of us here at Xchange we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2018. Horace was a Roman poet born in 65 BC. Still his insight matters. Life is about managing expectations, yours and other people. Today the ultimate move to ‘manage expectations’ means to ‘seek … continue reading

NPZ studio at Bell Works

Kimball Office provided the KORE/SC3 furniture for NPZ`s new DesignLab at Bell Works in New Jersey. In a creative collaboration with Paola Zamudio, the new design director of Bell Works, every piece of furniture was carefully defined to reflect upon todays and tomorrows needs, creating at Bell Works an office environment in one of the … continue reading

We must supply our own light!

“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light” (Stanley Kubrick) A new light went on in Hamburg to shine brightly across the harbour. A thriving cultural sector is an essential part of what makes a city great. Now we can find the Bilbao effect in the Northern Part of Germany. The Elbphilharmonie is … continue reading

Why we work? by Barry Schwartz

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard Well, most of us spend their days working and therefore it is worth to understand why we work. This is an inspiring book by Barry Schwartz for all workers. Enjoy.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Every winter the medieval part of Baden, the Swiss home of our Swiss Australian design company xchange, is turned by the help of a handful of light bulbs into a fairytale place. Whenever I walk through these streets in the evening I have to think about the quote from Stanley Kubrick:  However vast the darkness, … continue reading

Good Design Award 2016

We are happy to announce that KORE, Kimball Office Relevant Environments is a winner of the 2016 Good Design Award. Each year, The Chicago Athenaeum presents the GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (December 10, 2016) — GOOD DESIGN® is the world’s most … continue reading

KORE finalist for BoY Award 2016

KORE was nominated as finalist for the 11th edition of the BoY awards, which honors the very best design to emerge in the past year. We joint with nearly 1,000 guests Interior Design Magazin to celebrate the winners at the IAC Building in New York City. Best of Year Friends 2016 Interior Design Magazine KORE

KORE named winner

KORE by Kimball Office has been named a winner of the EDspaces Innovation Awards in the furniture category. This annual competition, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and in collaboration with EDmarket, recognizes excellence in product design for learning environments at the EDspaces Conference and Expo. KORE was designed by Swiss architect Daniel … continue reading

Sustainable Transport

On my visit to the West Coast I was impressed to learn that TESLA is now on a lager mission then just building the most advanced electric cars. According to the master plan from Elon Musk TESLA changed its mission to accelerate the world´s transition to sustainable transport. This is the place where progress happens.

International Living Future Institute

Seattle is not only the home of Boeing and Starbucks it is also the home for the International Living Future Institute. I was lucky to get a tour with James Connelly exploring the Bullitt Center from the solar rooftop to the aerobic composters in the basement. Learn more about the LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

KORE – Relevant environments for relevant music

On my visit to Seattle it was my pleasure to visit our first installation of KORE on the West Coast at SUB POP. Angela from dean alan architects is the architect on the SUB POP project. KORE can be further explored at Legacy Group workspace 1001 Western Avenue in Seattle. SUB POP, Nirvana – The … continue reading

ROLLING WORKSPACE at Orgatec 2016

When I first saw the Rolling Workspace installation at the booth from Kokuyo in Cologne the quote from Francis Picabia instantly came to my mind: Our Heads Are Round So Our Thoughts Can Change Direction. The importance of mobility is well understood. Research has shown mobility could lead to better processes, productivity and also enhance … continue reading

Turning Bell Labs into Bell Works

At Neocon I had the chance to talk to Paola Zamudio from NPZ design as we met at the Kimball Office showroom to present to her KORE our latest product. KORE was inspired by Bauhaus thinking and by the idea create the right environment to create the right state of mind. When Paola explained how … continue reading

Bauhaus meets Baroque

The Technical University of Munich ties on their new location to the Academy Origins and traditions of science because the na­tural sciences in Bavaria emerged from the monastic communities in the 18th century. So were for example, the Cistercians in their time European leaders in the field of hyd­raulic engineering. The Academy Centre of TUM … continue reading

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