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Perspectives Vol 1: Moving Design Forward

Herman Miller and Pivot Interiors partnered with designers from New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles to create Perspectives: Moving Design Forward.

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We asked each designer to share a unique concept around alternative creative work settings, featuring a selection of products from the Herman Miller Elements Portfolio. With a diverse selection of expressive furnishings from the Herman Miller family of brands; Geiger, Nemschoff, naughtone, DWRContract, Maharam, and Herman Miller, the Elements Portfolio helps create vibrant settings that satisfy the needs of the modern worker.

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Carlos Madrid III
Senior Designer
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Madrid III has more than 18 years of experience in architecture and interior design. A combination of high energy and aptitude for innovation, Carlos’ contributions have been consistently recognized for their rational yet provocative approach. Carlos’ diverse portfolio includes the repositioning of developer-owned properties to creative workplace environments; Lincoln Properties’ Pen Factory, G-Cubed roof top gym and garden, and the headquarters for Awesomeness--a 21st century media company. Currently, he is working on a $50M upgrade to Brookfield’s Wells Fargo Center, NBC Universal executive offices and Loyola Marymount University’s School for Film and Television. While different in scale and function, they all capitalize on a positive human experience, are authentic to the clients’ brand, foster collaboration, culture, and most importantly community. Avant-Garden >>


Ginger Gilden CID, IIDA
Senior Designer / Senior Associate
IA Interior Architects, New York, NY

Ginger Gilden brings 23 years of experience to the design industry. Originally from Louisiana, Ginger spent the fi­rst ­five years of her career in Memphis, TN before beginning work in New York City. Her portfolio includes work on a diverse range of projects, including Commercial, Educational, Healthcare, Government, and Legal. She is a Certi­fied Designer in the state of NY and has been a member of IIDA since 1994, serving as New York Chapter President from 2016-2017 She is now serving as IIDA NY Vice President of Sponsorship and is on the IIDA NY Leader’s Breakfast Committee. Power Lines >>


SmithGroupJJR, Detroit, MI

With over 14 years of experience and as Principal and lead for the Interiors team at SmithGroupJJR Detroit, Lori James has extensive expertise in various workplace, higher learning, and science & technology projects. In 2012, Lori was named on BD+C’s list of “40 Under 40” AEC professionals - a result of her ingenuity, efforts, and design applications. As Lead Interior Designer, Lori is a champion for the successful strategy, development, and end result of interiors concepts and implementation. "I draw inspiration from people, perspectives, and insights that I may have not been personally exposed to.” Lori also has led the firm's Exploring Post - an annual 10 month program that introduces high school students to architecture and engineering - and devotes time to several other community outreach programs. She is an avid and accomplished knitter who seeks solitude by casting a new project on her knitting needles. Hackable Workplace >>