• 2015

  • Product
    Furniture and Lighting

Designed By:

Commissioned By:

Herman Miller

Designed In:


Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, Locale enables the creation of dynamic,
high-performance work neighbourhoods within open plan environments.
Locale helps organisations utilise and manage open office plans with a system that enables people to transition seamlessly between working together and alone, and in seated or standing postures. By removing visual and physical obstacles and condensing the architectural scale of an open office plan into a tightly knit neighbourhood, Locale helps people stay better connected to their work and each

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  • A thoughtful composition of Locale's elements encourages people to move freely and intuitively from individual work to collaborative group and social activities. With close proximity to each other and to everything they need to comfortably complete their tasks, people can be more focused, creative and free to do their best. The subtle curvature of Locale's surfaces signals openness, invites interaction, and is designed to generously accommodate multiple collaborators, work styles, and tools. People move and change positions naturally because of the centralised structure and cantilevered surfaces. With Locale's height adjustability, a push of a button allows an individual to sit down for focused work or stand up to collaborate with colleagues.

  • Linear, low and architectonic, the horizontal Workbase provides a unifying core to each Locale neighbourhood. Power and mechanics are housed within the Workbase, creating an elegant visual aesthetic. A pattern of vertical detail enhances this aesthetic and creates visual continuity between modular elements.

  • Locale's curved, height-adjustable surfaces signal openness, invite interaction and generously accommodate multiple collaborators, work styles, postures and tools. Minimal table legs foster unobstructed transitions between individual and group work, allowing people to gather and disperse with ease. Mobile elements, including tables, screens and easels, provide flexibility for workers to create at the desk and display within the team.