Design

24 March, 2021

Why Ikigai is the Design Philosophy We All Need Right Now

Whether organising your way to happiness or embracing hygge, the Danish philosophy of cosy living, it always seems that just when you catch up to a design craze, insiders are already on to the next. So while the ascendance of ​Ikigai​ was intriguing, skepticism seemed wise. ​Ikigai​, which translates to “having a purpose” in English, is of Japanese origin, associated with the feeling of self-fulfillment earned by pursuing a meaningful life. Today, it’s being embraced by the creative community.

18 June, 2020

Designing for Resiliency

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust – and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

7 October, 2019

Walking the Walk with Our New UK Headquarters

The office encourages colleagues and customers to move fluidly across the space to create an explorative and immersive experience. We’ve drawn on our family of products to create alternating textures and patterns to take people on a journey through shared working areas, breakout zones, more traditional workspaces and meeting rooms.