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  • Design at the Heart

    September 10, 2015
    An interior rendering of the 3M Design Center, set to open at the company’s Minnesota headquarters next year

    By Eric Quint, 3M Chief Design Officer

    As we continue exploring new ways to set 3M apart, design represents a tremendous opportunity. That’s why I’m excited to share that we’ll soon have a new home for our designers, the 3M Design Center.

    This multi-level design studio is under construction at our Minnesota headquarters, with the opening planned for spring 2016. Here, our designers, marketers and R&D colleagues will explore creative solutions and differentiate our brands in the new Brand Labs. A Trend and Color/Material Lab will provide inspiration and direction for future ideas, and a Fast Prototyping Lab will help us to experience new 3M solutions in an early stage. The whole open workspace concept will be highly adaptive to the needs of our multi-disciplinary design talent.

    The space will also include a “Design Hive,” a vibrant place for the open and spontaneous exchange of ideas. This amphitheater-like area will include a presentation space to connect, inspire and educate our design talent. It’s such an exciting time to be at 3M; progress is happening every day. As Chief Design Officer, I’m inspired by 3M’s commitment to support collaborative creativity through design.

    By Eric Quint, 3M Chief Design Officer

    As we continue exploring new ways to set 3M apart, design represents a tremendous opportunity. That’s why I’m excited to share that we’ll soon have a new home for our designers, the 3M Design Center.

    This multi-level design studio is under construction at our Minnesota headquarters, with the opening planned for spring 2016. Here, our designers, marketers and R&D colleagues will explore creative solutions and differentiate our brands in the new Brand Labs. A Trend and Color/Material Lab will provide inspiration and direction for future ideas, and a Fast Prototyping Lab will help us to experience new 3M solutions in an early stage. The whole open workspace concept will be highly adaptive to the needs of our multi-disciplinary design talent.

    The space will also include a “Design Hive,” a vibrant place for the open and spontaneous exchange of ideas. This amphitheater-like area will include a presentation space to connect, inspire and educate our design talent. It’s such an exciting time to be at 3M; progress is happening every day. As Chief Design Officer, I’m inspired by 3M’s commitment to support collaborative creativity through design.

    By Eric Quint, 3M Chief Design Officer

    As we continue exploring new ways to set 3M apart, design represents a tremendous opportunity. That’s why I’m excited to share that we’ll soon have a new home for our designers, the 3M Design Center.

    This multi-level design studio is under construction at our Minnesota headquarters, with the opening planned for spring 2016. Here, our designers, marketers and R&D colleagues will explore creative solutions and differentiate our brands in the new Brand Labs. A Trend and Color/Material Lab will provide inspiration and direction for future ideas, and a Fast Prototyping Lab will help us to experience new 3M solutions in an early stage. The whole open workspace concept will be highly adaptive to the needs of our multi-disciplinary design talent.

    The space will also include a “Design Hive,” a vibrant place for the open and spontaneous exchange of ideas. This amphitheater-like area will include a presentation space to connect, inspire and educate our design talent. It’s such an exciting time to be at 3M; progress is happening every day. As Chief Design Officer, I’m inspired by 3M’s commitment to support collaborative creativity through design.