SILQ Talks: Turning Trash Into Value

SILQ Talks celebrate and share innovative ideas in the field of material science. Inspired by the innovative material, shape and construction of the SILQ chair, experts share boundary-pushing ideas. FluidSolids’ Beat Karrer tells us how his Zurich-based company takes waste and turns it into something that looks like plastic, but is recyclable and compostable. Watch more in SILQ Talks.

Happiness at Work: Lessons from Home

From clearing the table to picking up your dirty socks, what lessons from home can teach us about our experience at work.

Steelcase Acquires UK-based Furniture Maker Orangebox

The acquisition of Orangebox continues Steelcase’s growth trajectory as it expands its solutions to support the new ways teams are working.

Steelcase Expands Relationship with Bolia

The Bolia collection, now coming to North America and Asia Pacific, will offer easy access to more unique, modern choices from the Danish design company.

How Elevator Design Inspired SnapCab’s Office Pods

When SnapCab CEO Glenn Bostock was approached to create a pod for the office, he ended up designing a solution for noise, distraction and lack of privacy in his own workplace.

Blu Dot Finds Success Democratizing Good Design

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.

Fast Forward

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.

The Evolution of Modern Craft and Quality

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.

Leadership for Innovation

Johanna Frelin talks about Leading Tengbom, the most innovative architecture firm in Scandinavia.

SILQ is a Runway Hit with Interior Design

Interior Design covered the New York debut of SILQ — calling the chair “revolutionary.” Watch their interview with James Ludwig, vice president of Global Design & Engineering for Steelcase, as he explains what makes SILQ such a breakthrough in office seating design.