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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.

August 2, 2018

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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AVANT-GARDEN

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 >>

POWER LINES

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 >>

HACKABLE WORKPLACE

Lori James IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Principal
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 >>