Work Environments: Glass Works

This design studio at Harvard University Graduate School of Design is the second of three sponsored by the furniture company Knoll that examines, through research and design, the disruptive transformations that occur globally in environments where work takes place. Understanding the unique position of the office to both register changes within society and to actively reshape traditional hierarchies, tomorrow’s workplace must arrive with a clear attitude and outlook. This studio series attempts to explicate existing cultural trends and perspectives, using this knowledge to speculate on future scenarios and potential responses within the “worksphere.”

With this in mind, the second edition looks in depth at a single company, Corning Incorporated, and focuses on two interrelated domains of work: the laboratory and the factory.

Work Environments: Glass Works is a Studio Report from the Spring 2016 semester at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Studio made possible with the generous support of Knoll, Inc.

Published by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Fall 2016

Edited and designed by Duncan Scovil
Series design by Zak Jensen & Laura Grey
48 pages, softcover, 17 x 24.5 cm
ISBN 978-1-934510-60-5

Available for purchase from the Frances Loeb Library and available on ISSUU.