Herman Miller redefines space boundaries with kivo
Bangalore,10?th?Oct 2014:???Imageability? is one of the qualities of a Living Office. Like a city, the workspace should be easy to understand and navigate. Clearly defined individual and group space enables people to pace their activities. Designed by Alexander Lorenz, Kivo can be used effective as boundary or a landmark to help with orientation and giving coherence to the workspace design. In his groundbreaking work?The Image of the City,?urban designer Kevin Lynch developed an original method and nomenclature to use in evaluating the impact of certain design elements on the individual?s experience of a city. According to Lynch, a highly?imageable?place has unique qualities that stimulate the senses to encourage exploration, attention, and engagement. Workspaces should reflect the culture and character of an organization. Kivo? tiles that form the ?skin? of this impactful screening device can be removed easily, allowing users to create?a?bespoke look and feel. Kivo? can be used to create Herman Miller Living Office? Settings ? Haven?and?Cove. ?Kivo is made of less than 5 components?but because it is?based on a unique algorithmic?formula, the permutations are as infinite as designer?s own imagination. We believe the alterable and sculptural character of Kivo will resonance strongly with leading creatives in Asia-Pacific. To kick off Alexander?s promotional tour in Asia, we have engaged Singaporean Sculptor Chong FahCheong to use Kivo to create a sculptural and impactful piece that acts as a landmark for Herman Miller at this year?s event. We hope this will act as inspiration to designers to explore what Kivo can do to bring their vision to life? commented?Samantha Giam, Director of Marketing for Herman Miller Asia Pacific. Herman Miller provides design services with specially developed parametric software algorithms to plan and visualize customized Kivo? solutions. The Felt covers are available in a wide range of colors and textures. Herman Miller provides additional customization options for clients who want to have their own bespoke choices. Kivo?s designer Alexander Lorenz, commented ?Designing Kivo was a truly exciting enterprise, creating the mathematical algorithm to map the possibilities of it took almost as long as choosing materials and developing components, but it was crucial to the design. Its strength and efficient use of material comes from its geodesic structure which was pioneered by American architect Buckminster Fuller and has revolutionized architecture.? Kivo? can be used to form variety of spaces, from compact to large-scale statement installations. Its transformational nature allows users to form unique spatial structures, an almost endless variety of architectural combinations that will enable users to create compact haven like shelters for concentrative work to providing acoustical division in team clubhouse to surrounds for meeting spaces. Anatomy Cylindrical rods are joined with precision-cast connectors to form equilateral triangular shapes that links up exponentially to form an organic exoskeleton. Acoustically high efficient covers made from environmentally friendly materials are then magnetically attached to on both sides of the structure. Dematerialized Components ship completely knocked down and flat packed for ease of shipment anywhere across the world. Algorithmic transformational capability The unique patented universal connector allows any imaginable structure to be built up and transformed without needing different parts. Herman Miller provides design services with specially developed parametric software algorithms to plan and visualize customized Kivo? solutions. Versatile Colorways The Felt covers are available in a wide range of colors and textures. Herman Miller provides additional customization options for clients who want to have their own bespoke choices. Soundproofed environments Kivo? covers are made of high-tech fibbers which were originally developed for insulation and noise dampening purpose for the car interior industry. The fleece and felt compound guarantees high efficiency in terms of sound insulation. Herman Miller works for a better world around you?with inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services that help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best, improving the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its award-winning products and services generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global company. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt "National Design Award,? in 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation?s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by?Industry Week.? Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.