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19 GIUGNO 2017

22:16 - Stati Uniti


(ICE) - ROMA, 19 GIU -

Jeannette Altherr is one half of the Barcelona-based design studio Lievore Altherr, which she runs with partner Alberto Lievore. (They were previously known as Lievore Altherr Molina—the third partner, Manel Molina, departed amicably last year). The German-born Altherr develops award-winning products for brands such as Andreu World, Bernhardt Design, and Vibia. But it may be in her role as creative director of Italian company Arper that her 360-degree approach is most clear. Altherr describes the shared importance of branding, architecture, interiors, and packaging in the making of a successful product, a vision she’s helped realize in Arper’s vibrant color palette, clean-lined showroom spaces, and more.

Interior Design: What excites you most about designing products for the office? Where do you see this space going?

Jeannette Altherr: The nature of the workplace has been having a revolution over the last few years. The traditional office still exists, but today’s technology allows work to happen in a lot of other places: shared offices, temporary offices, bars, public spaces, lounge areas, and the home. At the same time, studies researching the interaction between workspaces and workers have turned traditional ideas upside down. For instance, if it was previously frowned upon to take a pause and meet in front of the coffee machine, now companies reshape their office space to provoke exactly these encounters. In addition, there is a growing conscience that different moments in the day require different work environments. Furniture will have to be more flexible and more diverse to respond to the diversity of work styles. 

Our idea of technology has also changed. Now technology is invisible, silent, intuitive, and not a design attribute to emphasize. All these factors together modify our ideas of how a workspace should look. We think that instead of just considering efficiency and functionality, people will start to search for more individual expressions for their work environments. 

Read more on: http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/12957-10-questions-with-jeannette-altherr/


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