Issues and Ideas

Designer, Lorenzo Apicella of Pentagram Design together with Concord Lighting, Sony, Amat, Wilkhahn, Modulus Flooring Systems and Fritz Hansen - have created the renowned Hub - the meeting place where visitors can hear and share views on management and workplace issues or just relax in the FX Caf� Bar.

Innovative features & events

Designed by Lorenzo Apicella of Pentagram Design, the Hub is the intellectual heart of the show. This is an opportunity for visitors to hear leading experts discuss the latest thinking in organisational and workplace management and how these practices are profoundly affecting working life.

�In 1997 the Hub defined a �place�,� says Apicella. �In 1999 we�re framing this place more architecturally, giving greater enclosure to its activities with structure and form. It will reach out and draw in the space around it to be the main focus for all the show�s events�.

The lighting, generously supplied by Concord, is a major part of Apicella�s design, and will be used to tune the atmosphere of the Hub according to what is going on at any moment. Amat's new chair, Splash, designed by renowned international furniture designer Jorge Pensi, will be used in the FX Caf� Bar in the Hub.