An energetic, international neighborhood

In recent decades, productivity has become increasingly reliant on people working together. Many successful organizations are considering individuals in the context of their groups and want to develop office layouts where high-performing teams can work more fluidly and with more variety.

Locale

With an understanding of what is needed to create an open office plan that is truly open, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility created Locale—an elegant solution that recognizes collaboration as a necessity of good business.

During the design process for Locale, Hecht and Colin drew inspiration from their own office—a highly efficient space that accommodates different work styles and behaves like an energetic international neighborhood.

The design was also informed by the idea of a thriving English high street, which serves the community and the broader city by simply arranging a variety of local activities and services in close proximity.

 

“We need contrast and tension to be able to create.”

More about Sam Hecht and Kim Colin

Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin

Awards

  • Herman Miller’s Locale wins 2016 Gold iF Design Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in design around the world.

    2016
    Herman Miller’s Locale wins 2016 Gold iF Design Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in design around the world.
  • Herman Miller’s Locale wins International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Gold in the Office & Productivity category.

    2014
    Herman Miller’s Locale wins International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Gold in the Office & Productivity category.
  • Herman Miller’s Locale wins a “Silver” award in the Furniture Benching category of the Best of NeoCon awards at NeoCon 2013.

    2013
    Herman Miller’s Locale wins a “Silver” award in the Furniture Benching category of the Best of NeoCon awards at NeoCon 2013.