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Design DNA

Some things in life are simply what they are and others are prepared for change. It is written into our DNA how we adapt and so it is written into the DNA of xchange designs. As tomorrow will be nothing like today, be prepared for change. Like our XE platform, the design is highly adaptable to new environments reusing the kit of parts it comes with. In the systems DNA you will find a new quick release clamp, a multipurpose beam and integrated connectivity to develop a wide range of solutions – not just a desk. Even Mr Darwin would like it.

Utility & Beauty

Design is not just about making things beautiful, it is also about making things work beautifully. In the 1st century B.C. Vitruv defined the three qualities on architecture as firitas, utilitas and venustas, that is, it must be solid, useful and beautiful. Oscar Wilde nearly 2000 years later suggested you should have in your house only things that are useful or beautiful (the house beautiful). We believe in the 21st century it should be useful and beautiful again.

Ergonomics

People tend to use ergonomics to describe the design of objects but in reality it is about the relationship between a person and the things around them. The Greek work ergonomics is a composite for the word work and natural laws. Natural laws for us translate into addressing human needs helping them to perform in the best possible way. This is why we focus to create spaces with those needs in mind. xchange provides solutions around tables, haus, storage and seating integrating needs for privacy, acoustics, colour and different scenarios. xchange focuses on a better understanding of human needs using design to solve these problems.

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