On Thursday 6th March held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, Xchange in conjunction with Baseline Commercial Furniture (Xchange manufacturing partner and premium distributor for VIC, QLD, SA and ACT) launched their new XE system to the Melbourne A&D community
March 18th, 2014
XE is based on the Xchange principle ‘Think Global, Act Local’, designed by Daniel Korb, but locally manufactured to reduce the product carbon footprint and having the ability to cater to specific Australian market needs. XE is a platform designed to address ergonomics in the broader sense of its original meaning, providing variable solutions around tables, meeting haus, storage and seating integrating the need for privacy, acoustics and colour in the working environment.
XE is focusing on a better understanding of space and human needs using architectural design thinking to solve these problems…”
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