NeoCon 2013: Living Office by Herman Miller

NeoCon 2013: Living Office by Herman Miller

At NeoCon 2013 furniture brand Herman Miller addressed the design challenges presented by the rapidly evolving office landscape and what it calls the "new office revolution". As part of a new project called Living Office, Herman Miller presented three new office schemes by three different design studios that each take a holistic approach to creating a working environment.

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Living Office provides people with a variety of intuitive office spaces that are optimized to support work and interaction.

Although just three concepts were presented at the show, the company have identified and defined ten modes of individual and group work, as well as ten related settings essential to today's global work experience. Each Living Office is unique, based on the distinctive purpose, character, and activities of its inhabitants and the design ingredients selected to satisfy them.

The first three concepts include three major new furniture platforms designed by Yves Behar/fuseproject, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility, and Berlin-based design team Studio 7.5.

[caption id="attachment_87468" align="alignnone" width="546"]Studio 7.5, Industrial Facility, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, Locale, Living Office, The Public Office, Yves Behar, fuseproject, Studio 7.5, office, Metaform Portfolio, The Public Office Landscapeâ„¢ designed by Yves Behar[/caption]

The Public Office Landscapeâ„¢ designed by Yves Behar / fuseproject (previously posted on 3Rings here)  is a system of components that offers surfaces, storage, and seating to enable a multitude of work settings-from collaborative group enclaves, to circulation spaces, to individual work points. Public's Social Chair is the building block of the system, providing scale and design language upon which all the other modules are based. Public is planned for availability in the Winter of 2013.

[caption id="attachment_87467" align="alignnone" width="546"]Living Office by Herman Miller_4 Metaform Portfolioâ„¢ by Studio 7.5[/caption]

Metaform Portfolioâ„¢ designed by Berlin-based Studio 7.5 offers a collection of modular blocks and accessories to define space and create a diverse range of Living Office settings. lightweight and intuitive Metaform spurs creativity and productivity with active display of work-in-progress, screens, and adjustable power outlets to keep everything in reach. Metaform is planned for availability in the Spring of 2013.

[caption id="attachment_87460" align="alignnone" width="546"]Living Office by Herman Miller_1 Localeâ„¢ by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin[/caption]

Finally, the Localeâ„¢ designed by British designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility enables the creation of dynamic, high-performance work neighborhoods within open-plan environments. The subtly curved Locale elements encourage a free and intuitive shift from individual work to collaborative and social activities. Locale's surfaces are designed to generously accommodate multiple collaborators, work styles, and tools while centralized structure and cantilevered surfaces help workers to move and change positions naturally. Locale is planned for availability in the Winter of 2013.

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About the Manufacturer: Founded in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 under the name "Star Furniture Company," manufacturer Herman Miller is synonymous with the rise of Modern design in America and throughout the world. Under the aegis of design director George Nelson, the company collaborated with such renowned designers as Isamu Noguchi, Robert Propst, and Charles and Ray Eames. In 2012, its award-winning products and services generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global company. 



Posted June 18, 2013 by Editor

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