Who’s The Designer? Cubicles Start As Ideas


60Switch_Stool_main_S03Modern cubicles are a far cry from the original Action Office created by Bob Propst in 1968. Now, workstations are available in an enormous range of configurations and styles to suit any office design layout. Who comes up with these high-end office furniture concepts? Most designer cubicles are marketed as part of a collection that is created by one or more specialists in commercial interior furnishings.

Like novelists, these designers get asked the “Where do you come up with your ideas?” question a lot. Martin Bergmann from the EEOS team (collaborators on the Coalesse line under the Steelcase brand) offers one answer. This Austrian design specialist says his team’s process entails “illuminating a previously undiscovered dimension” of a client’s brand. This information is used in concert with the customer’s functional requirements for the office furniture to develop the perfect solution.


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