It Started With A Fire

In this issue of 360 we are celebrating several innovations that solve problems in new ways. In fact, we got our start more than 100 years ago doing just that.

Think Big and Fix Things

In the heart of Toronto, MaRS, an urban innovation hub, is helping entrepreneurs and startups achieve a higher level of impact.

Choice Is the New Black

Steelcase’s vice president of Global Operations has some surprising things to say about the impacts of craft, data and technology on scale-based manufacturing.

Finding Balance

Re-envisioning of the work environment. Mackinac system consists of distinct “microzones” that support focused work, collaboration among 2-3 colleagues, privacy for rejuvenation as well as easy accessibility for learning and socializing — all in a compact footprint that works in both a private office or a totally open floor plan.

Innovation Redefined

Magic happened when a design team with a mix of fresh ideas and decades of experience refused to let an idea die even after some spectacular failures. The result of their persistence is a revolutionary new chair.

Comfort For All

The co-founders of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, a well-known North Carolina-based furniture design and manufacturing company, explain how their company’s purpose, “Comfort for all,” drives everything they do.

Fast Forward

In another 10 years, your current office will seem as quaint as a rotary phone on the kitchen wall. By carefully analyzing the signals of change that surround us today, Steelcase researchers formulated seven fascinating scenarios for how and where work might occur just one decade from today. Thrilling or sobering, they’re sure to stimulate a point of view about a future that will be very different from what we’re experiencing today.

Steelcase to Acquire Education Leader Smith System

Smith System manufactures high quality furniture for pre-K-12 education spaces designed to inspire better learning and improve outcomes for students.

Future Work

Are you ready to respond to tomorrow’s possibilities? What patterns for the future can you see in these trends happening today?