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.
Join Interior Design Editor in Chief Cindy Allen for a tour of the new Steelcase showroom unveiled at NeoCon. James Ludwig, Steelcase vice president of Global Design & Engineering, and Allan Smith, vice president of Global Marketing, show off brand new explorations for SILQ, an innovation in office seating, and the “practically magical” Mackinac which re-envisions the work environment.
Dr. Julie Marshall, Saluda Trail Middle School teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shares her inspiring story of how active learning teaching methods and a double organ transplant empowered her students in surprising ways. She was one of the first recipients of the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant which came at a serendipitous time. Dr. Marshall’s health challenges became a catalyst for learning and the new classroom helped improve student outcomes. Read more in Classroom Redesign Improves Reading.
At NeoCon 2018, Steelcase Health unveiled a newly renovated space that showed how health environments can feel welcoming and approachable without compromising performance. Pam Krill from Steelcase Health spoke to Katie Pace about how healthcare spaces can be flexible, provide greater choice and meaningfully integrate technology to meet the constantly changing needs of customers. Learn more about Embold and Convey.
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.
The new Steelcase WorkCafé brings together Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone and our partners to offer customers easy access to more choices. Brian Shapland, general manager of Steelcase partnerships, walks us through the new spaces which offer an array of aesthetics, richness of design offerings, mix of materiality and the ability to dial up or down performance based on what people want. Find out more about Our Partners.
Work keeps getting more and more complex. Mackinac (pronounced MAK-uh-naw) re-envisions the office by supporting the range of activities leaders and their teams do throughout the day—all in a compact footprint. Chris Congdon, director of global research communications at Steelcase, and Rick Yeates, general manager of wood and worktools, demonstrate how Mackinac helps people navigate the complexity of work. Learn more about Mackinac.
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.
The innovation and artistry behind SILQ, a chair described as more organism than machine, was showcased at NeoCon 2018. James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design and Engineering, takes us through the exhibit and shares how the team behind SILQ continues to innovate to offer new options for the chair. (Now available: SILQ)
Bruce Smith, Steelcase global design director, sees the world as a big prototype. At GreenBiz 2018, he shared how asking big questions, working together and pushing limits can help designers consider more sustainable solutions. (Video courtesy: GreenBiz)
“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.