Themes and activities
We are thinking ahead
As a representative of the office furnishing industry, we address the central themes of office work, which range from the factors that make a company an attractive employer to holistic interior design.
bso has become IBA
Until October 2016, our name was bso Verband Büro-, Sitz- und Objektmöbel (Association for Office, Seating and Facility Furniture). It had developed over time, but eventually it covered only part of our expanding spectrum of themes and services. Our directors and members therefore decided to change the name to Industrieverband Büro und Arbeitswelt (Industrial Association of Office and Work Environment) or Interior Business Association.
e.g. employer appeal
In the future, employers who want to find the best workers and retain their permanent loyalty must offer an attractive work environment and offices that are designed to promote creativity, communication and motivation.
The requirements for a state-of-the-art workplace design go far beyond the capabilities of traditional office furnishings.
e.g. holistic interior design
Today there is a demand for flexible and innovative solutions that address very diverse aspects of office work, ranging from the integration of new forms of communication and new technologies to the development and testing of flexible organizational structures.
This requires broad know-how, experience, analytical thinking and creativity.
To help employers design their work environments, the Interior Business Association (IBA) advises on all the areas relevant to design — from desks, seating and storage furniture to lighting and technology integration.
You can find more information in the section on IBA’s areas of activity >