February 14, 2013
A Love Story
What chairs do when there is no one around
One evening, while we were designing the Node chair, my wife Isa and I were musing: What if we were to peek into the classroom after hours, once the students and teachers had gone home? Could the chairs, designed to be mobile, foster collaboration and interaction, also have the same desire to connect? If they came to life, would they take on a mind of their own? The Node love story, told in film, is a playful response to our musings. Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy connecting!
Elger Oberwelz was on the design team at IDEO when they worked on the Node chair, produced by Steelcase.