How to design for modern work

On Wednesday 23 March, in conjunction with Disegno (the design, architecture and fashion magazine), we were delighted to host a panel discussion about the challenges of designing for work, and offices, for today and into the future.

Joining us in our showroom on Great Portland Street in London for this lively conversation was our chair for the evening Oli Stratford, deputy editor at Disegno; Felix de Pass, designer; Andy Swan, workplace strategist from BDG and Luke Pearson, industrial designer from Pearson Lloyd as well our audience of architects and designers, facility managers and office furniture dealers. 

Many topics were examined; the impact technology has on design, what role research plays in product and environment design, how the ability to work at home is impacting offices, the issues of sustainability and well-being and how, regardless of facilities provided, people still yearn for personal space and a sense of belonging in their place of work. 

You can watch the whole discussion now. We’d love to hear your thoughts –