This years Orgatec is about culture@work and visionary concepts for a new working culture. Officerepublic is interested in how participants in the Orgatec describe the culture in their own company and their vision on the workplace of the future. To clarify this vision, we asked five questions to more than 400 participating office furniture manufacturers. We publish the answers we receive in a series on OfficeRepublic: “Culture @”. This article is about Culture@Iskos-Berlin with the companies CEO Boris Berlin
Harvest-One is the brand resulting from cooperation between the Danish design studio ISKOS-BERLIN and Harvest Link International Ltd established in 1997 in Taiwan to manufacture excellent quality furniture from own R&D teams and production lines. The best of Danish design meets the best of Taiwanese professional production craft.
#1 – Culture is sometimes defined as all that man produces in material and immaterial sense. The culture of a people, or a group of people, includes its beliefs, values and customs. If we look at your company, how do you describe the current culture in your company?
The culture of our company can be described as a very democratic, inclusive, flexible and globalized, being able to room our intense and close cooperation with different cultures and different methods of communication – from Danish design to Taiwanese industrial manufacturing capacities or Indian rural carpentry.
#2 – What changes do you see taking place in the culture within companies in the coming years? Which external and internal developments will affect our ‘work culture’?
I believe that the work culture will further develop in the direction of flexibility in all possible senses of this word – we just started to learn how to become mostly creative as a collective, how to communicate over continents and cultural differences…
#4 – Do we already see some of that development on the coming Orgatec, and what will be the eye-catcher of your trade show presentation?
The content of our presentation on Orgatec is the result of the joint effort – of the cooperation between two cultures: Danish design meets the best of Taiwanese manufacturing skills.
#5 – Where can you be found on the Orgatec?
ISKOS-BERLIN / Harvest-One, Hall 10.2 – Q70