The Un-Office: Not Just a Faster Horse

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | The Catalyst Loft: 701 Pike St, Suite 2125 Seattle, WA 98101

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Everyone is asking for an office of the future although a better question may be to ask about the work of the future. When we discuss the workplace of the future, we trap ourselves within the offices we currently have. Henry Ford said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” We don’t need a faster horse, we need a whole new model. Instead of asking what the office of the future is, we need to understand the work of the future, what it could be, and we want it to be. The work of the future will champion synergy, empathy, creativity, playfulness, humor, and kindness because these are uniquely human and can never be replaced by a machine. The new concept of work will guide the spaces we design to support it. And they won’t be offices.


The featured speaker for this event is Bonnie Toland, Interior Designer from CallisonRTKL. Bonnie is based in Seattle's Workplace Studio and brings experience from North America, Europe and the Middle East spanning transport, hospitality, retail, education, cultural, religious and workplace design. She brings an ethnographic approach to design, empowering both clients and the end-users to co-create their space.

This event is 90-minutes in length and includes breakfast, presentation, and discussion. Please RSVP below; the event is limited to 40 attendees. We look forward to seeing you.

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