Interior Design Captures New Day at NeoCon

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.

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Sensor Data Aids in $1 Million Redesign Decision

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.

SILQ Talks: Wood without Trees

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.

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.

SILQ Talks: Can We Create Smart Materials?

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.

The Institut International de Lancy Case Study

The Institut International de Lancy (IIL) is integrating active learning and technology to create a campus that reflects life outside of school. See how partnering with Steelcase Education helped IIL design classrooms that break the traditional mold and are preparing students for the future. Read more about the case study.