Foundational insights

These insights about people, process, and place informed the development of this setting.

For people: Inclusive

Furnishings that accommodate diverse preferences in approachable arrangements create space for community connection and activation.

For process: Intuitive and Desirable

A rich variety of material finishes create an environment that’s easy to read, focusing attention and highlighting different opportunities for engagement.

For place: Adaptable

Multipurpose and mobile furnishings enable this setting to transition gracefully. Example: a formal afternoon training session might flow into a casual happy hour.


Open Forum 1.0 is an expressive, captivating, and magnetic community space that draws people in for a range of functions. The kit of parts can be easily reconfigured into a myriad of arrangements by the people who will use the space. The range of finish options adds to the energetic character of this setting.

Design characteristics

A scale with four sets of sliders that indicate the design characteristics of a setting. These sliders show moderate adaptability, high interactivity and interdependence, and a balance between supporting in-person and virtual team members.

Use case details

Activity: Divide & Conquer, Show & Tell

On-site: 30-40 co-located
Remote: Unlimited

Availability: Reservable

Duration: From 2-4 hours to multiple days

Area: 1,200-1,600 square feet


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