Innovation, Passion + Perseverance: SILQ Part I

How do you invent the office chair of the future? Three of the designers and engineers behind SILQ — a breakthrough in office seating describe how they solved a once unsolvable problem. They created a chair that removes the mechanisms found in typical office chairs and replaces them with a simple system, a patent-pending process that responds uniquely to each person. Discover how to try SILQ for yourself.

Random Acts of Innovation: SILQ Part II

SILQ, an innovation in office seating, is just the beginning for the designers and engineers behind the breakthrough. In Part II of our podcast, hear what the team learned about innovation and how it will change the future of product development. Plus, the team shares random acts of innovation that made it into the final design. Discover how to try SILQ for yourself.

Four Ways TED2018 Will Make You Think

Will AI take over? Can humanity survive? How should cities be designed? Can we make a difference? TED2018 tackled four weighty themes.

Steelcase Unveils Limited-Edition SILQ Chairs for TED

Which TED Talk helped spark the innovation that is SILQ? Plus, Steelcase unveils limited-edition TED-inspired chairs.

SILQ Q+A: Why Do You Need This Chair?

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.

Leadership for Innovation

Johanna Frelin talks about Leading Tengbom, the most innovative architecture firm in Scandinavia.

The Design Story Behind SILQ

“The idea was the easiest part. It seems so natural, replace all this machinery with something simple.” Watch James Ludwig share the design story behind the innovation, artistry and performance of SILQ — an innovation in office seating. Interested in SILQ news and product updates?

Inside 360: Designing for Innovation + Learning

The newest 360 Magazine explores how the workplace can enhance innovation and learning. Chris Congdon, 360 editor, shares insights behind the newest Innovation and Learning Center in Munich, how to support Agile teams and a materials science breakthrough in seating.

SILQ: A Canvas for Individual Expression

The sculpting and tailoring of the new SILQ chair creates an opportunity for designers to express their unique vision.

Innovating to Reimagine Seating: James Ludwig Q+A

“A true innovation is when you solve something and people say, ‘I didn’t know I wanted that…but, yes, I want that.’” – James Ludwig