TED-Inspired SILQ Winner Tells Stories with Music

Spotify’s Angie Romero won a limited-edition TED-inspired SILQ chair. Now, she shares with us how she puts herself in a creative state of mind.

SILQ Talks: Can We Create Smart Materials?

SILQ Talks is a new platform to help celebrate and spread innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share their boundary-pushing ideas. Skylar Tibbits, founder and co-director, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, explains how he’s programming simple materials to be highly active and dynamic to change the way we create, design and make things. Explore more on SILQ Talks.

Steelcase CEO: It’s a New Day

It’s time to create new ideas, be agile and make things happen faster than ever. In order for organizations to grow, people and teams must work in new ways. Steelcase president and CEO Jim Keane shares new, innovative products, new partners and new technologies that are helping Steelcase rethink the office and create places where ideas flourish and people thrive.

Design Story: Munich Learning + Innovation Center

The newest Learning and Innovation Center in Munich was designed to help people build networks with one another, facilitate learning and accelerate innovation. Members of the Steelcase Design Studio and design and architectural partners from Munich and Paris share how they worked together to create a space to support the new ways people work today. Read more in the Case Study.

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.

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.

Predicting the Future of Work

The office you remember is gone. Chris Congdon, editor of 360 Magazine, explores the newest issue of 360 featuring Fast Forward: How artificial intelligence, smart data and the gig economy will transform the future of work. Plus, explore topics like data privacy, designing for Agile work and how to attract top talent by creating a great employee experience. Read more in Fast Forward.

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.