Better World, Design, What's Up
September 27, 2011
“We will be a good steward of the environment,” was the promise made by Herman Miller founder, D.J. De Pree, in 1953. Living up to this sometimes means investing time and money into solving a problem that doesn’t occur until a product is at the end of its life-cycle.
Celle, for example, was put together with taking it apart in mind. With five minutes—and a screwdriver—Celle can be disassembled into recyclable components. Following our own Design for the Environment protocols made that work. And it made an impression: Celle has earned MBDC Cradle-to-Cradle Gold certification.
Visit us at the Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto, October 4-6.
August 14, 2009
Therapeutic news for people who work at home and nap secretly, in shame: You are not alone. The Pew Research Center reported in July, 2009 that about 34% of adults surveyed had napped in the previous 24 hours. Plus, you nappers are providing your customers a valuable service.
May 15, 2009
John F. Kennedy once said, “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
Crisis as opportunity is a red thread that ran through a presentation designer Jerome Caruso gave to faculty and design students at a national conference at Northwestern University in April of this year. The theme for the conference was the role of design in a disruptive economy. It’s a timely topic in an era of new frugality, environmental consciousness, and an emphasis on getting more value from material things.