A collective of talented designers and artists looking beyond our industry to create unexpected, emotive, and immersive experiences.
After a successful debut at NeoCon 2023, Haworth is continuing the DesignLab with a new group of designers. Fernando Ramirez and Justin Beitzel from Common Object, Sam Klemick, and Bill Carroll will lend their unique voices, innovative approaches, and a commitment to sustainability through circular design principles. Join us at NeoCon 2024 to see how the DesignLab collective will push beyond the boundaries of traditional furniture design and look forward to a promising future.
Haworth is committed to a sustainable future, from our carbon emission reduction targets to our materials recycling efforts. Circular design philosophy will be a central theme of DesignLab 2024, as we’ve chosen to work with designers who push forward with provocative ideas and new solutions that build stronger communities and help our industry evolve.
Grand Rapids, MI
Fernando Ramirez explores the influence of community and sustainability on the design process. Working closely with urban communities has shaped his inclusive design philosophy.
Justin Beitzel understands the intersection of sustainable agriculture and design. His experimentation with materials and processes drives his creative vision.
Los Angeles, CA
Sam Klemick conceived her studio after observing wasteful, “fast” practices within the fashion industry. That inspired her mission to reimagine and transform what already exists.
Bill Carroll explores a wide breadth of materials and processes, driven to create sincere works with rich narrative potential. His upbringing in New Orleans fueled his passion for making.
NeoCon experience highlights a new work experience—with the office as the hub. See our spaces, products, and designs that demonstrate our workplace expertise, craft, and innovative solutions to support creative thinking, collaboration, and optimal performance in a hybrid work environment. We believe great spaces empower people to thrive.
Discover their diverse perspectives on the office and who inspires them