Vitra Summit 2020

Vitra Summit 2020

The future working environment

Author: Lara Zettl

Vitra announces the program for its first digital summit, scheduled on October 22nd and 23rd, 2020. This year has radically changed our perception of space: We started avoiding places we share with strangers or any environment that could subject us to chance encounters. We were ordered to remain in our homes by governments worldwide. Companies were forced into the mass experiment of remote working. Our homes suddenly became a place in which to work, spend time with the family, learn, celebrate, grieve, and more—all at the same time.

Over the two days of the Vitra Summit 2020, the intention is to go beyond the obvious implications. Vitra believes that our surroundings continually shape our thoughts and feelings. Interior spaces can shift corporate cultures, lift spirits and impact the wellbeing of their inhabitants. Vitra is convinced of the power of human ingenuity and innovation. The time has now come to reflect on what the pandemic means for the future of great workplaces and the function of our homes.

“Never have changes to workspaces, homes and public been so urgent. Rarely before have we collectively questioned the function of these spaces so thoroughly. Over the two days of the Vitra Summit 2020, the organizers have invited scientists, creatives, business leaders, a chef, and even athletes to share their insights. Vitra is hosting this exchange that will go well beyond furniture” says Nora Fehlbaum, CEO of Vitra.

The Four main themes structure the Vitra Summit 2020 are “The human and the office,” “Design matters,” “Dynamic spaces,” “Remote world,” with discussions about new communication tools, up to office environments with a flexible design and a philosophy of change. In just a few months we had to get along with many changes and the program wants to investigate questions like what is the future of interiors? What makes a great workplace? How can we demand more from our homes? Over the two days of the summit, Vitra intends to go beyond the obvious considerations.

Vitra Summit 2020

From Thursday, October 22nd to Friday, October 23rd, 2020


The Vitra Summit is free of charge and open to all
Please register here

Vitra Summit 2020

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