Intelligent Parking Chairs, and Other Industry News

Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.

  • “In an attempt to show off technology it uses for assisted parking, Nissan equipped office chairs to respond to human commands like clapping,” reports TNW. “As you can see, it’s awesome, but also a bit terrifying.”
  • Jesus in the workplace: “Though slightly less trendy than nap rooms and yoga classes, workplace chaplaincies are another attempt to make workers more productive by catering to their ‘whole’ selves,” writes Emma Green for the The Atlantic. “Sometimes, these chaplains serve as spiritual social workers, advising staffers about everything from divorce to cancer. They might conduct weddings or funerals; they’ll often refer people to local churches and, at times, professional psychologists.
  • We loved this interview with Aleishall Girard Maxon and Kori Girard — grandchildren of Alexander Girard — on the Herman Miller blog. The photos of the Herman Miller store during Tokyo Design Week, featuring archival work by Girard, are worth a click alone.
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