we’re gearing up for a fun and busy few days in the humanscale showroom next week, where we’re showing off new workspace solutions and hosting a meet and greet with humanscale design partner don chadwick.
humanscale will reveal a sneak preview of a new collaboration with chadwick. the forthcoming stool, alto is a new ergonomic stool that demonstrates humanscale’s core values of encouraging movement while allowing the brand to reach a new market within office and residential spaces. available in 2020, alto’s unique stance will allow the user experience stability while its contoured, flexible shell enables comfort by alleviating stress on the back of the thighs. humanscale will also showcase a luxe new executive chair, summa. with its luxurious simplicity, summa presents a refined aesthetic from every angle. its intuitive auto-recline offers seamless support and comfort for today’s dynamic leaders. the design responds to the growing need for versatile executive seating while expanding the brand’s presence within the c-suite landscape.
this holiday season, wired marks the 10th anniversary of the wired store, which has become a go-to destination for consumers who are eager to check out a curated selection of the latest and most coveted products. in addition to its flagship location in new york city, wired is unveiling a new e-shop at los angeles international airport (lax) to commemorate the milestone.
looking through the curated offerings of the store, designapplause is reminded of many of the same objects we cherish. here are several.
dyson 360 eye™ robot – the future of robot navigation technology. just like you, dyson 360 eye™ robot constantly observes and interprets its surroundings. but unlike you, it sees all around the room at once.
icedot – is an emergency notification and identification service. they recently collaborated with poc and their octal avid helmet.
ballo – by don chadwick for humanscale, a multipurpose stool that encourages users to engage in short-term, active sitting. the identical air-filled domes serve as the base and seat and pressure can be varied just like a swiss exercise ball.
loop by libratone – slim, stylish and wall-mountable / airplay and dlna support for wireless streaming / this circular beauty delivers attractive fullroom audio on a variety of levels.
mami – an iconic “maternal code” in all its softness and roundness, by stephano giovannoni for alessi.
but, back to the wired store!
event> wire store
venue> 459 w. 14th st. (between 9th and 10th avenues) new york // los angeles international (lax)
date> 11 – 21 december 2014
Committed to sharing the stories behind their designs, Herman Miller launches WHY, a digital platform for brand journalism and exclusive content. For the launch, Herman Miller collaborates with Dutch illustrator and animator Christian Borstlap in whittling down 108 years of Herman Miller design history into 108 seconds.
[ mission statement ] At Herman Miller we think, learn, and communicate through design. It is the language with which we share new ideas and address the problems people face. Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we must first ask “why?” It is in this spirit of inquiry that we approach the stories we tell on WHY. For us, design is never just about a finished product. It is a narrative that extends from the designer’s vision to the people it touches and places it transforms. With WHY, we invite you to discover why we do what we do at Herman Miller. [ why ]
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Herman Miller launched a design series [ “Why Design” ] 10 September. Here’s there the official announcement:
At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.
Each Monday morning, from September 10th through October 29th, we will launch a new designer profile at Why Design. The series includes:
9.10.12 – Yves Béhar – “Surfing Is Like
9.17.12 – Don Chadwick – “The Camera Becomes an Extension of Your
9.24.12 – Ayse Birsel – “Your Life Is Your Most Important
10.1.12 – Irving Harper – “Paper Is a Versatile Medium”
10.8.12 – Gianfranco Zaccai – “Great Food Should Be Like Great
10.15.12 – Studio 7.5 – “Design by Its Nature Is
10.22.12 – Steve Frykholm – “It’s the Breaks That Allow My Mind to
10.29.12 – Sam Hecht + Kim Colin – “We Need Contrast and Tension to Be
Able to Create”
Accompanying each video is a series of candid photographs from the designers’ daily lives, offering a glimpse into their world and thought processes, and a profile of their design work for Herman Miller and beyond.
[ why design ] [ herman miller ]