New “live” showroom at LO Fribourg.


«We don't just show you the table: we give it a backdrop.»

Nicolas Stritt, Branch Manager at LO Fribourg and LO Neuchâtel

LO Fribourg
Lista Office Vente SA, Fribourg

Office furniture

Lista Office LO

Number of workstations

Lista Office LO

LO D11, LO Extend, LO Guard, LO Motion, LO Next, LO One, LO Pure, Arper, Artemide, Brunner, Framery, Lintex, Muuto, Petrali, Vitra, Wilkhahn, Züco


Bringing nature into the office


Lista Office LO’s showroom in Fribourg is a mere display room no longer. Wood, concrete and plants combine with interior elements shaped like clouds or a bolt of lightning to bring nature right into the office. The harmonious interplay of colours, light, materials, plants and furniture fuses into a design concept “as nature intended”.

The concept

The traditional showroom has had its day. Tables and chairs no longer stand isolated against a minimalist backdrop. It’s not about the functionality and design of a single piece. It’s about how different pieces work together and how they meld into their environment. Step into Lista Office LO’s modern new offices in Fribourg – a working showroom – and you find yourself in the midst of nature. Nicolas Stritt, Branch Manager at LO Fribourg and LO Neuchâtel, explains the choice for a nature theme: “Most people feel happy surrounded by nature. If your staff feel happy, they’ll be motivated and get more done.”

Wooden panelling elements intermittently break up the cool pale grey of the concrete walls with a bright warmth. Plant pot towers make natural room dividers, and a 3 x 3 m wall is bursting with live greenery – there’s nothing fake about this environment. The lighting concept is also inspired by nature: rope lights trace a bolt of lightning from the ceiling to floor, directing visitors through the showroom. Clouds hanging from the ceiling create the great acoustics: they are sound absorbers. “We don't want to show our visitors furniture. We want to show them a scene,” explains Nicolas Stritt. “The whole room – the setting – is important. Everything needs to work together: the lights, the colours, the furniture, the plants, the materials.”

LO Fribourg’s “live” showroom has five workstations. Four of them are permanent workplaces; the fifth is a desk-sharing station. There is also a conference room for six people, a Q Box for two people and a One Box for working alone. Of course, every modern office also needs a space with a sofa where staff can relax; and there is also a kitchen, an outdoor lounge, and even a shower area.


The furnishings


There is nothing of the traditional string of exhibits here. The new “live” showroom is an office landscape inspired by nature. Colours, lighting, materials, plants and furniture all blend into a harmonious scene. As visitors move through the showroom, they aren’t simply passing from one piece of furniture to the next: they experience the space as a whole.

LO Guard

Three functions in one design.

  • Clothing locker, lockable box and small locker in one system
  • 6 different locking systems
  • Cabinets can be used on both sides (twin installation)
  • Tool-free assembly (plug & play)

LO Extend

The smart, agile and cutting-edge desk and table family.

  • Sitting/standing desk, incremental adjustment, fixed height, meeting table
  • Lots of legroom (T-leg, no crossbeam); exemplary conformity with norms
  • Third level with multipurpose rail, screen and desk modules

LO Pure

The sitting/standing desk in its purest form.

  • Sitting/standing desk, height-adjustable from 650 to 1,250 mm
  • Lots of legroom (T-leg, no crossbeam); LO drawer unit fits underneath
  • Swivelling cable conduit for easy access to cables


The booth system for islands of calm in hectic offices.

  • Maximum functionality in a minimum of space
  • Easy to assemble, reconfigure and disassemble
  • Does not need to be directly connected to the building’s ventilation system

LO Next

The room divider and shelving system for completely flexible office design.

  • Individual shelf units, middle shelf units (linkable together without limit) and end shelf units
  • Can be customized on both sides with drawers, doors and back panels without tools
  • In various widths, desk shapes and subframes

LO One

The highly flexible steel cabinet family.

  • Sliding door, roll front, drawers, open, double door, wardrobe
  • Choose from a variety of functions, extensions and colours
  • Awarded the Red Dot Design Award

LO Motion

The table family that maximises flexibility and function.

  • Conference table, side table/printer table, club table, counter table
  • Robust four-leg steel subframe for timeless elegance
  • Precisely configurable to 50 mm increments; extra-large dimensions up to 3200 x 1200 mm

LO D11

The stylish table solution for meetings and conferences.

  • Sizes ranging from large (320 cm) to small (120 cm) in various shapes and finishes
  • Simple and intelligently designed power supply
  • Elegant but sturdy steel subframe


The success

  • Living scene instead of bare exhibits
  • Wood, concrete, plants, colours, lighting and furniture interplay in a harmonious overall scene
  • The natural theme underpins every element
  • A “back to nature” atmosphere in the office boosts performance and employee wellbeing