In another 10 years, your current office will seem as quaint as a rotary phone on the kitchen wall. By carefully analyzing the signals of change that surround us today, Steelcase researchers formulated seven fascinating scenarios for how and where work might occur just one decade from today. Thrilling or sobering, they’re sure to stimulate a point of view about a future that will be very different from what we’re experiencing today.
Re-envisioning of the work environment. Mackinac system consists of distinct “microzones” that support focused work, collaboration among 2-3 colleagues, privacy for rejuvenation as well as easy accessibility for learning and socializing — all in a compact footprint that works in both a private office or a totally open floor plan.
New partnerships are helping to bring the comforting Danish concept of ‘hygge’ to the office.
An intricate tabletop that creates itself in less than a half hour? MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, led by Skylar Tibbits and Jared Laucks, is redefining the possibilities of 3D printing and collaborating with Steelcase to explore what that could mean for the future.