Global company 3M, which pushes the innovation envelope through a variety of projects ranging from DIY Home Improvement Kits to nanoparticle technology, announced the grand opening of its new 3M Design Center in Minnesota. The Center will serve as a central hub for the 3M design team, boosting spontaneous collaboration and creativity through its flexible layout and interactivity.
The new studio, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will provide a variety of spaces for research and collaboration, including a fast prototyping laboratory, material library, and numerous brand labs. An interactive area called the “Design Hive” will allow team members to work together and come up with design concepts with colleagues and business partners. The Center’s studio-like atmosphere aims to facilitate the creation of cross-disciplinary projects ranging from home and office products to automotive materials and technologies.
“The new studio reflects our culture of spontaneous collaboration, creativity and translation of insightful solutions that positively impact the world,” said Eric Quint, vice president and chief design officer at 3M. We look forward to seeing the results.