With Douglas Ball Inc. 2009
Original presentation pages 1-4 below
Computer model and first working prototype.
Inductive coupling platform for Herman Miller Inc.
12″ three device tray
Single articulating platform
With Douglas Ball Inc. 2002-2006
In 2002 Herman Miller Inc. selected Douglas Ball to create his vision of the future workplace and system furniture. He invited Jeff Sokalski and Leon Goldik in Montreal to collaborated with the development team from Herman Miller. They worked together for just over four years to bring My Studio Environments to fruition.
My Studio Environments was introduced at NEOCON Chicago in 2006 and won Gold in the systems furniture category, and Best Of Show.
Throughout the duration of an almost five year period, we built a series of working prototypes in our Montreal studio. In tandem, the team at Herman Miller USA, built three pre-production prototypes at the Design Yard in Holland Michigan.
With Douglas Ball Inc. 2007 for Herman Miller Inc.
Towards the end of developing My Studio, Herman Miller presented the opportunity to design in paralell, a second system to compliment My Studio and the Herman Miller line of systems furniture.
In the Vivo frame-and-tile system, steel frames define the workspace, provide the foundation for hang-on components, and house power and data. Tiles attach to the frames, allowing tremendous variety and control of the design and function of individual frames.Vivo Interiors borrows many design elements and architecture from My Studio Environments which allows the two products to integrate beautifully.
With Douglas Ball Inc.
Douglas Ball, with his ongoing research into the way we sit at work was invited to develop his ideas and produce the next generation of office seating.He assembled a team consisting of Leon Goldik, Alain Deslaurier and Jeff Sokalski.
Over the next three years they produced several working prototypes which eventually became Lucy which was debuted at NEOCON 2000 which won first prize in it’s category as well as going on to win a silver from Business Week Magazine