Ergonomidesign is Sweden's oldest established full service design studio. Founded in 1969 when Design Gruppen merged with Ergonomidesign, they have a long history of releasing award-winning human-centered design solutions based on a strong philosophy of user-centered innovation espoused by the founders.
Housed in a former missionary school in Bromma, a suburb of Stockholm, their space is as inspiring as it must have been designed - soaring ceilings, high rose windows, a sense that here is a home for grounding the beliefs and values that underpin their work.
Ergonomidesign has a unique corporate structure, one that Krister Torssell, their Managing Director, believes enhances the firm's ability to better serve their clients and nimbly execute projects. Around 40% of Ergonomi's 60 strong staff are owner/managers, empowered to run their client projects as they deem fit, acting almost like a network of smaller design studio teams, yet fitting within the auspices of the larger whole. This structure seems to give them all the benefits of a small design studio as well as the advantages of being the largest full service organization that they are - an unusual and effective way of dealing with the challenges of growth faced by the majority of design studios. This flexibility also allows them to offer their clients just the right size teams and capabilities that any specific project requires.
Winners of the most Red Dot design awards ever, here are some photographs of their displays and office space.
Niti Bhan focuses on offering strategic insight for growth opportunities and revenue generation in the rapidly evolving interstitial space between design and business. Her 15 years of experience include employers such McCann Erickson Worldwide, Hewlett Packard India, The Second City and most recently, the Institute of Design. She is an engineer and an MBA whose most significant achievement in the field of design has been dropping out of two graduate design programs on two continents in two centuries - the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Institute of Design, Chicago. Her areas of interest are business intelligence and trends, business strategy as well as creating a compelling user case for design as force for increasing value.