What does SILQ mean? Tell us what’s not there? How fast can we get it? James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design & Engineering for Steelcase, sits down with Interior Design’s editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen, to answer these questions and more. Find out more about SILQ.
The idea of a public, social place outside of home and work has been around for centuries, but it didn’t enter the lexicon as a “third place” until the phenomenon was thoroughly explored by sociologist Ray Oldenburg in his 1989 book, “The Great Good Place.” It hasn’t left the stage since.