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.
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.
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“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? Find out more about SILQ.
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.
James Ludwig shares how his team’s materials science breakthrough led to an all-new chair design that intuitively responds to human movement without the use of mechanisms.