20 Feb 2020

LECTURE / SYMPOSIUM: NEXT GENERATION – HOW DO WE WORK TOMORROW?

From Feb 18 – 21 the building world will meet in Berlin within the scope of bautec 2020. Five panel discussions will be dealing with the topics planning, building, living and operating on Feb 20 February. I am very pleased to announce that, as part of the 16:00 panel, I will have the opportunity to talk to renowned experts on the topic of "Next Generation - How do we work tomorrow?" In particular, the panel will focus on a new generation that is conquering the job market: Whether generation Y, X or Z – they all have in common that they have grown up with digital technologies and that they place new demands on their workplace and profession.

Florian Bengert, BNGRT
Werner Frosch, Director Henning Larsen
Jette Cathrin Hopp,  Director SNØHETTA
Birgit Gebhardt, Trend Expert
Moderation: Isa Fahrenholz,  Project Manager New Monday

Forum #upBERLIN, Hall 4.2, 20 Feb 2020, 09:30 - 17:00. For further information please click here. Image © Baumeister 




7 Feb 2020

WRITING: DESIGNED DISAPPEARANCE. EGON EIERMANN’S DEFINED NOTHINGNESS EXPLAINED BY FLORIAN BENGERT

Hot off the press! I'm so happy to be part of this wonderful issue. Big thanks for the opportunity to share a few thoughts about the beloved Eiermann table. In order to read it, please check out MacGuffin Nº 8, an issue devoted to that most studious of objects: the desk. MacGuffin pulls open desk drawers and points up desk plants, surveying a succession of clean desks and messy desks, radical desks and resolute desks, makeshift desks and talk show desks, not to mention the fine art of office pranking and presidential doodling. Featuring Francois Dallegret, Egon Eiermann, Enzo Mari, Saint Jerome, Superstudio, Jan Švankmajer and many, many more.

“Designed Disappearance. Egon Eiermann’s defined nothingness explained by Florian Bengert”, in: MacGuffin Magazine Nº 8 The Desk, 7 Febr 2020, pp. 58-63, ISBN: 2405820375

224 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English. For further information please click here. Image © Mathijs Labadie




28 Jan 2020

EXHIBITION: ARCHITECTURE OF TOMORROW. FREI OTTO’S LEGACY IN SAUDI ARABIA

Happy to announce that our exhibition design can now be visited at 21,39 Jeddah Arts Festival. We designed a special presentation documenting the pioneering work in biomimicry and adaptability of Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Frei Otto (1925–2015). The exhibition, curated by Maya El Khalil and Georg Vrachliotis, offers an opportunity for reflection on a vision that contributed to the urban landscape of Saudi Arabia, home to some of Frei Otto’s most innovative projects.

“Architecture of Tomorrow. Frei Otto’s Legacy in Saudi Arabia.” Curated by Maya El Khalil and Georg Vrachliotis. Exhibition design by Florian Bengert, Lukas Bessai and Marcel Schaaf. Graphic design by Floyd E. Schulze.

Saudi Art Council SAC, Gold Moor Jeddah, 28 Jan – 18 Apr 2020. For further information please click here. Image © Georg Vrachliotis




16 Jan 2020

PRESS: WDVS SCARF FEATURED IN BAUNETZWOCHE #549

„Ein Vorschlag zur rechten Zeit: Jetzt, wo die beiden kältesten Monate das Land fest im Griff haben, präsentiert Florian Bengert ein kuscheliges Wärmedämmverbundsystem für nackte Hälse. Sein Schal ist über zwei Meter lang und zeigt – selbstverständlich – die richtige Schraffur nach DIN 1356. Näher standen sich Architektur und Bekleidung vermutlich seit Gottfried Semper nicht mehr.”

Stephan Becker: „WDVS meets Gottfried Semper“, in: BauNetzWOCHE #549, 16 Jan 2020. Read the article here.