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    Great Lakes By Design: Ergonomics

    Design Corner 16 Accoya | the durable and sustainable new modified wood finish introduced by Emeco 18 GeoMetrix | a collection of occasional tables merging minimalism and everyday practicality 19 Sayl | The latest addition to Herman Miller Inc.’s gaming series 22 Powerstrip Plus | the offi ce accessory harnessing powerful productivity Design Spotlight 26 Circadian light rhythm | the designer bringing light to spaces through careful, inspired composition 44 Re-framing the view | the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur disrupting the window screen industry with an innovative—and flexible—new solution 50 Icon in city-scale | the fi rst tenant of the redeveloped Old Post Office in Chicago envisions its new workspace as…

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    Systems of design

    “People find their own ways of using things regardless of how prescriptive it can be,” said Lee Fletcher, principal and co-founding partner of Fig40, an award-winning, multi-service, industrial design firm based in Toronto, Ontario. “We need to have a sensitivity to that.” This intention to the intrinsic human nature of design underscores the Fig40 portfolio, which Fletcher has been building with fellow principal, designer, and co-founding partner Terence Woodside since the design studio’s launch in 2008. It is a craving for pure understanding of systems, both human and mechanic, that has driven Fletcher’s exploration of the design realm, whether it involved creating LEGO® shock absorbers during his childhood or recent…