What very important question comes up again and again in the Steelcase boardroom? Steelcase CEO Jim Keane has the answer. He also shares the story behind Steelcase’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including reduced water and energy use and investments in the infrastructure needed to generate clean energy.
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.