“3M Design is at the forefront of creating customer-driven experiences,” said Eric Quint, VP and chief design officer at 3M. “The new studio reflects our culture of spontaneous collaboration, creativity and translation of insightful solutions that positively impact the world. We will continue to inspire and grow our design talent across all 3M businesses, further elevating 3M as a recognized leader in design.”
The Design Center will integrate multiple features to cultivate creative workspace opportunities, including a fast prototyping laboratory, materials library and numerous brand labs. In addition, an interactive area called the “Design Hive” allows team members to connect and creatively engage around design concepts with colleagues and business partners. The studio environment will act as an incubator for cross-disciplinary projects to bring value to customers through design, ranging from home and office products to automotive materials to digital health care solutions.