Events

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

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

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

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

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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UNESCO adds 17 Le Corbusier projects to World Heritage List

We are happy to learn that UNESCO adds Le Corbusier projects to World Heritage List. Great architecture always is a source of inspiration for us as we believe: “FURNITURE IS ARCHITECTURE ON A DIFFERENT SCALE” Le Corbusier was one of the most important and influential architects of the 20th Century.He consequently separated load and nonload … continue reading

SDF2016: Design Change

Save the Date – Seattle Design Festival 2016 is September 10 – 23 This year’s Seattle Design Festival theme, Design Change, proposes that design can maximize the public benefits of change, while empowering those communities most impacted by that change.  In Seattle, a place experiencing tremendous change, this year’s Festival will investigate and celebrate the … continue reading

Gorden Wagener about “Bauhaus” and sensual purity.

We at xchange are convinced that we have to “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” according the advice from Albert Einstein. Key is to keep in mind “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Get inspired by Gorden Wagener talking about Bauhaus and sensual purity. We have to translate Bauhaus Thinking … continue reading

OFS Brands at NeoCon 2016

This years NeoCon surprised and delighted us with a new OFS Brands showroom experience created by Whitney Architects. Together with the OFS Brands Magazine and the people first commitment, a statement from Peter Drucker came to our mind: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. For your own convenience please have a look on Daniel Korb`s showroom … continue reading

#THEIIDAEFFECT

During NeoCon 2016 we traded at the IIDA booth our xchange business card for timeless wisdom A room is shaped by where you sit in it and when in doubt, cut a window. The booth was designed by Verda Alexander from Studio O+A in San Francisco. It offered a perfect blend of utility and beauty. … continue reading

Wish you were here!

O+A`s design for the Kimball Office showroom delivered the canvas for exciting environments at NeoCon 2016. Based in the blue house Daniel Korb, designer of KORE – Kimball Office Relevant Environments, had a great time presenting with the Kimball people to customers, friends and the A&D community Bauhaus thinking for the 21st century. He took … continue reading

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