At the HPI School of Design Thinking (D-School) in Potsdam almost all fittings are mobile: much moves on castors, everything can be pushed back and forth. This creates flexibility in using the room and also keeps the heads of the lateral thinkers mobile and so effectively supports the search for innovations. The flexible spatial design, multidisciplinary teams and a six-phase are the three most important features of the Design Thinking approach that is successfully taught at Europe’s first innovation school for students.
In System 180 the D-School found the fitting partner to implement their individual furnishing concept. Building on the experience of the d.School Stanford a module furniture programme was to be developed that optimally supports the philosophy of mobility and flexibility. Hereby the individual modules should be light, multifunctional and nevertheless robust to fulfil the corresponding demands.
System 180 developed a customised unique furniture range with the D-School: the Design Thinking Line (DT-Line). But the collective development of furniture for effective creative work continues . The complete range can be seen at the Orgatec 2014.
|Client:||HPI School of Design Thinking Potsdam|
|Designer/Planner:||Dirk Uptmoor, System 180|
Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, D-School
|System 180:||Development, prototyping, production|