Design the Workspaces of the future
MILAN, TURIN, GENOA, PADUA
UniFor has always supported major cultural initiatives and wide ranging, particularly related to the evolution of the contemporary office space, in a path characterized by intense research and experimentation for a continuous improvement of the product, attentive to the world of design, architecture and design.
As confirmation of this strategic direction, the company has renewed its commitment as a technical sponsor, supporting a technical professional training course, entitled "Designing the workspaces of the future". Promoted and organized by delucchiworkshop. The course, addressed to architects, industrial and interior designers, young creatives and university students, was divided into 8 sessions of 3 hours each, from March 5 to July 2, 2019, in Milan, Turin, Genoa and Padua. The course, approved by the CNAPPC, allowed participants to acquire 18 professional training credits.
The first lesson was held at the UniFor, was held by the architect. Michele De Lucchi and Dr. Piero Molteni; the following lessons, held by arch. Paolo De Lucchi in different locations, touched on topics such as: the Innovative office as a "tool" to improve productivity; the evolution of workspaces - from the Olivetti experience to the new Google offices; the importance of light (natural and artificial); the design proposals developed and discussed by the working group; the different types of flooring and false ceilings in relation to regulatory requirements; the temporal transformations of mobile partition systems for work environments; operating systems and management systems; the final evaluations of the projects developed.
The participants, in addition to acquiring important knowledge on the theme of the evolution of work environments, have deepened the different issues addressed through collective discussions, presenting the design ideas developed during the course, with the support of teachers.
Events | 2019.09.15
UniFor will take part at WORKSPACE, the largest commercial interior design event in the Middle East. The which will take place in Dubai from 17th to 10th September.
This year WORKSPACE will also be part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW), the biggest celebration of design and hospitality in the Region.
Events | 2019.09.06
New Opening - UniFor Showroom Paris
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, UniFor is restoring and renewing the historic showroom of its French branch, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1979. The newly renovated spaces has been inaugurated during Paris Design Week, in celebration of both UniFor’s first 50 years - the history of which is illustrated in a prestigious book published by Skira, “UniFor. A Commitment to Architecture” - and its 40 years on the French market at its historic and prestigious Paris location on Rue des Saint-Peres. It was 1978 when the Molteni family founded UniFor France and entrusted Afra and Tobia Scarpa with the task of transforming the former residential apartment at 6 Rue des Saints-Pères into spaces suitable for receiving its clients and presenting the UniFor collection. The showroom was launched the following year. The renovation project, overseen by the architect Simone Agresta, leaves Afra and Tobia Scarpa's original project intact while reinterpreting the spaces in a modern key
Events | 2019.07.24
Lights on Smart Working
A new installation curated by Ron Gilad and featuring Touch Down Unit for the windows dressing of the UniFor Showroom in Milan, in Corso Matteotti 14.
The historic flagship store, designed in 1989 by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, continues to be a point of reference and thanks to this installation it is once again the most efficient space to display the latest innovations.
Three Touch Down Units - the innovative autonomous workstation designed in collaboration with Studio Klass and presented during the Milan Design Week at Palazzo di Brera on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Company - are positioned on the platform in correspondence with the window.
Around them are recognizable archetypes of furniture: a chair, a stool, a wardrobe, a sofa, reduced to pure geometric lines, which reveal in the dark, thanks to a special blue and orange fluorescent paint, unexpected plays of light.
An abstract configuration of a contemporary work environment that establishes, in the distinctive sign of the Israeli designer, a connection between the idea and design of industry and confirms the tradition of the UniFor windows, which over the time have become a means of communicating a precise company identity, a confirmation of the circular prophecy made by Gio Ponti on the eve of the birth of industrial design: if in those days the world of art was in love with industry, now it is industry that has declared its love for art.
Events | 2019.04.05
Solutions for Architecture
For its first 50 years Anniversary UniFor, a Molteni Group Company which delevops and implements solutions for the contemporary office space, is retracting five key decades in the history of Italian design and telling and telling the story of its own historic journey in a new book edited by Fulvio Irace, with graphics by Pierluigi Cerri, and published by Skira.
Events | 2018.12.05
UniFor renews its interest in the world of architecture, art and industrial design with the exhibition Nature, L'Anello Mancante, open to the public at the Maxxi Museum in Rome until February 3, 2019.