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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


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

Learning from the market place – KORE @ NeoCon 2016

We believe that learning from the market place is the number one advice for creative people to broaden their perspective. Looking at things from different angles, learning from each other is the fun part of being at NeoCon. Daniel was lucky to meet three smart designers from Gensler from Austin TX to have a great … continue reading

Elon Musk sleeps in a sleeping bag

When I read about Elon Musk on “…With so much on his plate, Musk revealed during Tesla’s earnings conference call yesterday that his desk is currently positioned at the end of the Model X production line at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory. And because he’s there so frequently, often overnight, Musk also added that he … 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


The future is inevitable, progress not. When I saw the new electric boat ELOVATION 6.8 from Ganz Boats on the lake of Zurich exactly this thought came to my mind. Somebody has to design the future. Only forward thinking minds with the desire to explore new avenues will create the future and be at 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


Long before Twitter, substantial content was compressed into catchy phrases like “form follows function”. Digging deeper and going back to the source was a real eye opener. It was always about the head, the heart and the soul and not about nuts and bolts. Get inspired by the full quote as the original idea of … continue reading


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

Kunz & Partner – a Swiss based international management consultancy

xchange design provided for Kunz & Partner the new corporate design and webpage. The expertise and entrepreneurial acumen from Kunz & Partner is employed to further grow the international presence of xchange design as the ARCHITECTS OF HAPPINESS.

HOMEFULLNESS – OFS Brands at NeoCon 2016

“The feeling of homefulness surges up at the end of less arduous travels too: it’s there when we step off the aeroplane after a holiday or turn into our road with shopping bags bulging. It spreads through us with its combination of relief, belonging and the satisfaction of a long journey’s end.”(quote from: The Book … continue reading

To Inspire Forward – John Phillips, VP of Design Development OFS

VP of Design Development, John Phillips, discusses his approach to design and how inspiration motivats, influences and ultimately moves creativity. Written by John Phillips. Open your minds to see the inspiration around you for your “aha” moment. Inspiration is a wonderful yet difficult word to fully understand and an even greater challenge to effectively apply. … continue reading

1250 Broadway Suite 3501, New York, NY 10001, USA

On my last trip to New York I was lucky to visit the beautiful ofs showroom on a perfect day. Since my last visit a lot has happened inside and outside the building. I fear next time I will have trouble to see the Hudson river as new high rises pop up like mushrooms. Opened … continue reading

Kore – Interior Design Magazine – NeoCon 2016 Product Preview

Great news that KORE has been selected by Interior Design Magazine as one of their products to be seen at NeoCon 2016! Manufacturer: Kimball International. Designer: Daniel Korb. Standout: The all-in-one collection of wired desks, tables, benching systems, cabinets, and mobile carts can adapt to almost any setting. Interior Design Magazine: Kimball office:

Pivot Design – Chicago Offices

Eastlake Studio has designed a new office for marketing agency Pivot Design located in Chicago, Illinois. Pivot Design is a creative agency that generates award-winning branding, marketing and advertising for leading organizations around the globe. Eastlake Studio designed a workplace that captures the vision of Pivot Design’s forward-looking leadership. The clean, rectangular plan employs a … continue reading

5 years Eleven by ofs

At this years NeoCon 2016 we celebrate Eleven`s 5th birthday.2011 ofs presented for the first time Eleven at NeoCon: Swiss architect and designer Daniel Korb developed Eleven around a fundamental concept: “Furniture is Architecture on a Different Scale”.This inspires a seamless blend of furniture functionality, connectivity, storage, and media integration that harmonizes with interior architecture. … continue reading

Neocon 2016

At this years NeoCon 2016 one can find design that works and design that works and looks great. Two new products from xchange design will be presented at ofs brands and Kimball office. We are looking forward to seeing you at NeoCon from June 13th – 15th!The Merchandise Mart, Chicago222 Merchandise Mart PlazaChicago, IL 60654 … continue reading

Trade Show Bogotá

We are glad to report that MUMA, a leading furniture manufacturer from Colombia presented Banda at the trade show in Bogotá. The clean and crisp design of the booth corresponded very well with the timeless appeal of the Banda lounge.

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