“Did you know that for Minority Report, Steven Spielberg bought Tom Cruise’s workstation off the shelf? It had previously been added to the New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s permanent colection, and designer Ayse Birsel is among the finalists for the 2002 Cooper Hewlitt National Design Award.
“In the late 1990s, [Herman Miller] invited Birsel to undertake a major project: Rethink the cubicle system that has ruled the open office for 30 years. The request was a leap, since Birsel knew little about office furniture. But Herman Miller was hoping for innovation. Birsel responded with new materials and a human-centered design.”
[from Rebecca Blood]