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Great Lakes By Design: Ergonomics

Design Corner

a ring inspired by the historic architecture of the Guardian Building

Nate & Natty
the refined and soft-spoken seating line from Kimball

U by Moen
a new-to-market smart shower product delivering streamlined personalization

Design Spotlight

Future of space
the role of ergonomics in the working environment and in transforming space to drive a more mobile and agile culture in an ever competitive landscape

Beautiful function
the second longest-standing, independent industrial design studio adding an emotional touch to innovation

Ergonomic comfort
the idea of comfort and integration of the human factor into the office product and environment design lives on at a well-known company


Ripple effect
the Global Hub making a cultural and architectural statement as it seeks to inspire the next generation of business leaders.

The kindred spirit
a historic club’s spirit lives on as an architectural and interior design firm delivers bold and unexpected spaces as its new tenants

The Lake Michigan modernist translation
the crisp transformation of a dated ranch residence designed and built by the team of Scott Christopher Homes, Sears Architects, and Riopelle Design Group

Moment in architecture
the addition and renovation serving as an iconic landmark for the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning 

Joyful cottage
the design process behind an aptly named cottage that captures more than a place


Crafting identity
the full-service architecture, interior design, and planning firm creating an identity that speaks to the context and location for both public sector and hospitality projects

The ore icon
the redevelopment of an industrial-landmark-turned-community-icon in Wisconsin


Nutritional alchemy
the private chef services company designing happy food alchemy for clients

Creative Endeavors

The design initiative
the awards program raising awareness, access, and the value of design services for small businesses in Detroit

The personal touch
the Minneapolis-based designer with an affinity for the handcrafted and all its perfections and imperfections


On the cover: Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Global Hub | KPMB Architects in Toronto, Canada 

Photography by Tom Arban

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