In this episode, we diagnose what goes into creating a good workspace away from the traditional desk. Hear interviews with experts from iconic brands West Elm, Blu Dot and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Plus, Brian Shapland, Steelcase GM of ancillary partnerships, shares some tips on how to design a great informal space. Explore how to create inspiring, beautiful and high performance looks for the office at steelcase.com/partners.
Stephen Kenn came to Los Angeles from Canada 15 years ago with a denim company and passion for design. Over the years, jeans became leather bags and then finally in 2011, he and his wife Beks Opperman started Stephen Kenn Design to introduce their first line of furniture. In this installment of Meet the Maker (where Steelcase interviews the designers and makers whose products you can find in our ancillary Marketplace), we sat down with Beks to talk about that journey and learn a bit more about what makes Stephen Kenn Design tick.
FLOS lighting gives people around the world a reason to look up, creating beautiful spaces with forms that inspire. Jack Schreur, CEO of FLOS USA, shares the inside stories about how FLOS partners with the world’s best designers to create iconic pieces. Plus, learn why some designs were impossible just a few years ago and how FLOS gives people the ability to control the lighting around them. View FLOS lighting.
Meet the person behind hand selecting millions of square feet of wood veneer each year for Steelcase customers.
With their staff nearly doubling in less than five years, One Workplace’s Santa Clara showroom and work environment was starting to feel cramped. Faced with a renovation that could cost over $1 million, they enlisted Steelcase’s Workplace Advisor to help them make a data-driven decision about how they could best use their space. Some of the results are surprising.
Forests take hundreds of years to grow. Flax takes 100 days. Lingrove CEO Joe Luttwak joined SILQ Talks to share his breakthrough in material science. Lingrove is a materials and design firm focused on plant based fibers and resins — creating a material that looks like wood, but is stronger, lighter and more moldable. SILQ Talks celebrate boundary-pushing ideas inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair. Watch past episodes.