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As we’re hopefully nearing the end of what might have been the most sedentary period of life for some, one thing has become abundantly clear to many. A comfortable, high-quality chair is a crucial part of any work set-up, whether in an office environment or a home setting.
The ultimate premise of design is to create better environments, utilities and tools that help people thrive – whoever they are and wherever they live, work and play. The ingrained diversity of humankind means that to design for a varied, global audience successfully, inclusivity, diversity, and equality have to drive not only the design process, but also manufacturing practices, operational procedures, and leadership style of any design brand aspiring to build a better experience for all.
The onset of the pandemic redefined the role of the office space and accelerated the dynamic transformation Australian workplaces had been going through. We sit down with Kirsten Brown, National Insights Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Herman Miller, to talk about why the office of tomorrow will have to work harder to prove effective and why designing a space with fundamental human needs in mind is the best way to future-proof it.
Design that inspires and solves problems. This is the philosophy of Design Within Reach – and thanks to Herman Miller, the exceptionally crafted collections of this San Francisco founded design giant are now available in Australia and New Zealand.
With so much talk about the changing face of the workplace, it’s time to consider the actual changes that need to happen in the post-Covid world. Herman Miller leads the way in support and advice with products that will set the scene perfectly to ensure a safe and comfortable working environment in 2020.
Mixing Up the Workplace: Meeting the Demands of the Intergenerational Office Four generations coexisting in the same space isn’t an experience just reserved for the annual family reunion: the office is another arena where the age range can span upwards of 50 years. Every working day, the gaping age difference of the stereotypically ‘time-stressed’ Baby […]
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Architect: Woods Bagot Project Manager / Builder: Lendlease Building Structural Engineer: Meinhardt Australia ESD / MEP Consultant: WSP DDA: Morris Access Consulting Acoustic Engineer: Renzo Tonin & Associates Furniture ‘Setu’ chair, ‘Eames’ aluminium management chair, Herman Miller. ‘Zody’ chair, Haworth. Drop in table, bench table, quadrant single seat chair, PBS table, Koskela. ‘Arper Duna’ chair, ‘Plop’ ottoman, ‘Short and Long’ […]
Architect: Geyer Project Manager: Turner Townsend Thinc Builder: Buildcorp Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group Services Engineer: Medland Duration: 2 years Furniture Thinking Works, Keith Melbourne, Ross Gardam furniture throughout, Stylecraft. Miscellaneous furniture, Koskela, Jardan, Zenith. Muuto, Herman Miller throughout, Living Edge. Hay throughout, Cult. Saba Italia throughout, Café Culture Insitu. Bernhardt Design, Enea throughout, KE-ZU. Fornasarig throughout, Own […]
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In reinterpreting the iconic Herman Miller Bubble Lamp to represent themes of diversity and inclusion, Woods Bagot began with an idea of creating a kaleidoscopic effect using colour, shape and movement, which evolved to include Indigenous starscapes and astronomy. As a global studio, Woods Bagot is no stranger to diversity and often works across multiple […]
When Cox was asked to reinterpret the iconic Herman Miller Bubble Lamp to articulate themes of diversity and inclusion, the studio’s response was to look outwardly towards Australia’s Indigenous story and inwardly to designers’ individual backgrounds. These notions of diversity and history informed the material choices and design decisions behind Cox’s reinterpretation. “The primary focus […]
Tasked with reinterpreting the iconic Herman Miller Nelson Bubble Lamp to articulate themes of diversity and inclusion, SJB created a design whose strong base reflects the importance of community support and, in the process of working on the project, rediscovered as a team the joys of in-person collaboration within the office. In responding to the […]
You’ve asked and we’ve listened – you now have 2 more weeks to enter the INDE.Awards! Have your entry submitted by April 1st to join the 2021 cohort. Since opening entries last December, the INDE.Awards have been flooded with entries from all corners of the Indo Pacific. As an event that shines a spotlight on […]