menu

Yves Behar’s Vision For Collaborative Work Distilled In New Herman Miller Collection

Design

The furniture company has revealed new office furniture designed by fuseproject and Industrial Facility.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 30 june 2014

Furniture company Herman Miller has started producing their new office furniture collections designed by Yves Behar’s fuseproject and Industrial Facility. The two furniture collections are part of the American brand’s contemporary office design framework called Living Office, which was unveiled at last year’s NeoCon furniture fair in Chicago.

Yves Behar’s fuseproject designed the Public Office Landscape collection, which is designed to promote collaboration among co-workers. Each piece in the collection is designed to become a part of an open-plan workspace that allows people to work individually and transition easily into collaborative work with colleagues. The Public Office Landscape workspace can be configured in different ways. The collection features a seat module that integrates into the workspace and enables people to work at each other’s desk when needed. The collection also includes partition pieces that can be moved and rearranged to create workspaces for individuals or for groups.

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility designed the Locale collection, which is also designed to make it easy for people to transition from working privately to collaborating with their co-workers. The collection features rounded desks with heights that can be adjusted accordingly to allow people to work while seated or standing. The desks are connected together with a continuous base element that can also be used as extra storage space. The collection includes seats, shelves, and audio-visual modules.

Herman Miller’s Living Office framework aims to create a desirable workplace that is natural and promotes greater connection among the users, as well as creativity and productivity.

In a press release, Greg Parsons, Herman Miller’s Vice President, New Landscape of Work, said,

Today’s technologies allow us to work anywhere. So why come to an office at all? Living Office aims to provide to knowledge workers what the stage or recording studio offers to musicians- an environment optimized to inspire and enable people’s ultimate performance. By deeply understanding human motivations and their corollaries in space design, Living Office enhances both performance and satisfaction.

The Living Office office furniture collections are designed to help organizations create workspaces that fit their culture and at the same time cater to people’s individual work styles.

Herman Miller

Design
Trending

Turn Any Wearable Into A Mental Health Tracker

Fitness / Sport
Work Yesterday

Amazon Is Experimenting With A 30-Hour Work Week

The online retailer is launching a pilot program that will allow a technical team to work with a considerably shortened schedule

Fitness / Sport Yesterday

How The Rio Olympics Stood For More Than Just Games

PSFK rounds out the Rio Games with our picks for the finest moments beyond sports

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Work

See All
Retail Yesterday

Mobile Travel App Embraces Cognitive Computing

The Orlando Tourism Board is looking to IBM Watson to provide personalized local recommendations for visitors

Automotive Yesterday

Bike-Friendly Apartment Building For Swedish Cyclists

A residential space is being designed for commuters to easily transport goods

Advertising Yesterday

Nike Takes Over An Entire City Block With A Giant Running Track

The Unlimited Stadium is shaped like a 100-meter sole print of the brand's LunarEpic sneaker

Gaming Yesterday

Fortune Cookie Service Brings Bad News To Your Doorstep

To promote their new delivery service Blackbox, the creators of Cards Against Humanity are delivering unfortunate messages in an edible form

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 23, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs Yesterday

New Mentorship Ecosystems Benefit All Levels Of An Organization

PSFK’s Future of Work report explores how technology is being leveraged to support cross-team communication

Arts & Culture Yesterday

This Picture Frame Could Be The Lava Lamp For A New Generation

Slow Dance makes real objects appear to move in slow motion

Work Yesterday

Editorial Roundtable: How Will Companies Staff The Workplace Of The Future?

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX examine the ways that a people-first workplace might disrupt the job hiring process

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Airport Mural Puts Passengers In The Clouds

The installation in an Amsterdam terminal lets travelers float through a series of billowing 3D digital shapes

Automotive Yesterday

DevBot Is An Intelligent, Driverless, Electric Car

The unmanned test vehicle from RoboRace is a preview of upcoming AI race models

Augmented / Virtual Reality Yesterday

AR Ski Goggles Make Racing Down The Slopes Even More Immersive

Israeli startup RideOn weaves digital overlays into the thrill of skiing with an unconventional pair of protective eyewear

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Advertising Yesterday

Japan Wants To Make 2020 Olympic Medals From Recycled Electronic Waste

The Tokyo Games could showcase the first-ever gold, silver and bronze awards made from discarded phones and computers

Culture Yesterday

This Small Town Has Become A Hide-and-Seek World Championship Destination

An old abandoned village in Northern Italy has become a massive playground for over one hundred competitive players

Design Yesterday

Garmin’s New Smartwatch Is Challenging The Luxury Market

The brand adds a premium version of its popular multi-sport trainer to its accessories collection

No search results found.