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.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares why team building activities don’t work, why the corner office sends a bad signal and why procrastination can be a key ingredient to creativity. 360 Magazine Editor Chris Congdon hosts this revealing conversation about how to build trust and the ongoing search for purpose at work.
Minneapolis-based designer and maker of modern furnishings, Blu Dot, recently received Cooper Hewitt’s prestigious National Design Award for Product Design. Co-founders CEO John Christakos and COO Maurice Blanks share how a mission to bring good design to everyone continues to create new opportunities for the company. Find out more about Blu Dot.
Driven by a strong sense of purpose, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams share how they grew a successful furniture business into an iconic brand. And, learn why they say now is the time for your office to feel like it’s giving you a big hug. Visit Steelcase Partners to watch an interview with the co-founders.
What you may think of as craft or quality is not the whole story. Driven by their personal passion as makers, Coalesse general manager, Lew Epstein, and global design director, John Hamilton, discuss how a new approach to quality and modern craft is influencing design at Coalesse. Read more in the essay Create: The Culture of Modern Craft.