As people work more together—much of it digitally—they place increasing value on interacting with others face to face. How do we define community?
Explore several that shape our NeoCon 2012 experience.
Choice and Variety
The enormous changes in how, where, and with whom people work necessitate a nuanced approach to workplace design. Community spaces for social and knowledge sharing are balanced with those that enable concentrative individual work. A variety of space types allows choice, helping people engage more deeply.
Office as a Living Room
Sixty years ago, designer George Nelson said the ultimate office should be like a daytime living room. We embrace his blurring of work and life in the Herman Miller Collection, authentic modern design for how we live and work today.
Alexander Girard’s passion for global travel and folk art "toys" is reflected in his inspiring designs. His work made us richer as people. Girard, who was head of textiles for Herman Miller from 1952 to 1975, is a friend who still inspires us.
People Place Potential
Workplaces that enable people to reach their potential must help them engage and work together. These places must let people work anywhere and make technology work for them, all while strengthening environmental advocacy and making real estate work harder.
Spectrum of Work Styles
The resident worker, with an assigned office and a focus on heads-down work, is still true for some, but so is the rise of the mobile worker always on the go. And some people are a hybrid of the two. Each has his or her own set of needs.
The Art and Science of Seating
Our problem-solving, person-centered approach to chair design is a journey we’ve been on for over 60 years. Material innovations, inventive mechanisms, and groundbreaking design all combine in the art and science of our seating.
Learning and Connection
Whatever the campus—university, corporate, medical—learning is central to human activity. We take what we gain from researching learning environments, as well as hospitals, homes, and the workplace and apply it to all types of spaces.
Connecting the C-suite
Geiger International’s highly crafted furniture is tailored in inventive ways to encourage all types of interactions. Weaving community occurs through group-centered executive environments that cultivate interaction, productivity, and comfort.
The Power of Space
With over 40 years of experience, Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff help create spaces that are inherently better for patients and caregivers, and smarter for business—spaces that can transform the way people think, work, and heal.
Gather at the Hub
Hub sites give people choices for meeting others and exchanging new ideas. It’s where interactions form the basis for social relations, where answers to who, what, how, and when questions give people the information they need, where a welcoming vibrancy energizes and inspires.