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Barker Street: Insightful Talks To Launch MillerKnoll in South Africa

Barker Street is excited to announce insightful talks from International speakers marking the launch of MillerKnoll in South Africa. The JHB events coincide with the launch of the new BFS-Barker group showroom in Rosebank.

Design with Impact

All eyes are on the workplace. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine the workplace. It isn’t the time for a ‘one size fits all’ answer – The workplace must respond to the needs of people and their business goals. It’s not just about bringing people together – it’s about what happens next.

Bertie Van Wyk

Bertie Van Wyk is a critical-thinking MillerKnoll Workplace Specialist with 2 decades of experience in future work trends and changing business processes. With an Economic & Management Sciences degree, B. Comm Honours and as a Leesman Advanced Practitioner, Bertie is trained to interpret Leesman data and distribute their expert knowledge within the industry to improving work environments.

The MillerKnoll Story

Nicky Liguori will explore modernism’s roots in the Bauhaus; the relationships of major midcentury designers, including Florence Knoll, Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, and many more; the influence these designers had on two companies at the centre of modernism; and the role the companies and designers played in shaping global tastes in design.

Nicky Liguori

Nicky Liguori is the Dealer Market Manager MillerKnoll in Africa. Nicky oversees the distribution channels across the continent and collaborates with dealers to successfully execute projects across Africa. With a passion for furniture and design, Nicky has been a dedicated professional in the industry since 2011.

Cognition in the office of the future

Decoding how environments influence our performance. Join us for an enthralling presentation on Cognitive Ergonomics, an investigation into human information processing during decision-making. Learn about the dynamic interaction between office design and employee cognition, as well as the tremendous effects that workspaces have on our mental processes.

Meet Steven Souter, an ergonomist with over 8 years of expertise in crafting ergonomic workspaces. As the Insight Programme Manager at Colebrook Bosson Saunders, Steven is a leading authority on workplace design, specializing in reducing musculoskeletal disorders. His talks offer invaluable insights into optimizing office environments for health and productivity.

JOHANNESBURG – Tues 5th & Wed 6th of March

Morning Event – 8:30 – 10:30am (Both Days) – Breakfast & talks
(The MillerKnoll Story & Design With Impact)

Warm Up Afternoon Event – 3:00 – 4:00pm (Both Days) – Steven Souter –
(Cognition In the office of the future)

Main Afternoon Event – 4:30pm onwards (Both Days) –Snacks & drinks & Talks
(The MillerKnoll Story & Design With Impact)

Venue – BFS-Barker Group Showroom – 38 Bolton Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

CAPE TOWN – Thurs 7th of March

Warm Up Afternoon Event – 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Steven Souter – (Cognition In the office of the future)

Main Afternoon Event – 4:30pm onwards – Snacks & drinks & Talks
(The MillerKnoll Story & Design With Impact)

Venue – BFS Barker Group Showroom – Wembley Square shopping centre, 40 Solan Street, Gardens, Cape Town.

Spaces are limited per talk, so book your seats early. Visit Barker Street for more info.

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