office design

The Art of When to Stop Designing


In the hands of designer Henning Andreasen, the humble stapler is an icon of beautiful, functional design. Introduced in 1977, the Folle 26 stapler, manufactured by Danish manufacturer Folle, is still in production today—a testament to its timeless appeal and functionality.
Folle, Henning Andreasen, stapler, office design, steel

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Your Life with Ellen Lupton


Ellen Lupton has been Cooper-Hewitt's curator of contemporary design since 1992. Her new book, Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things (St. Martins Press, May 2009), is co-authored with her twin sister Julia. Design Your Life takes an irreverent and realistic look at everything from toasters, bras, and pillows to housekeeping and procrastination. Speaking to readers who are both design-conscious and consumer-wary, Design Your Life taps into the popular interest in design as well as peoples desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world.
graphic design, women and design, productivity, signage, toasters, ergonomics, behavior, toilet paper, design thinking, Ellen Lupton, office design, smart appliances, Design Your Life, visibility principle, talk, long, public program

Good Offices and Beyond: The Evolution of the Workplace


An exhibition of historical and contemporary office equipment is devoted to the objects designed to help communicate ideas, organize time, and record information, from the manual typewriter to the modern personal digital assistant.
Industrial Design, product design, office design, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350071