Where does creativity come from? How do we nurture it individually and how do we share it with our community? These questions inspired me in 2014 to set off on a European journey; to discover new products, new ways of thinking, and new friends. My first stop was the Stockholm Furniture Fair, a recommendation from Teresa Middleton of OFFECCT. Next, I was off to Milan and the Salone del Mobile Milano. While in Milan, I was most intrigued by the events that were taking place outside of the fair in the adjacent districts and warehouses. The fair was so robust and somewhat overwhelming. There was an approachability and honesty that came with the offsite spaces; it was something that I felt I could bring home and recreate at OWP.

VENTURA LAMBRATE | MILAN

EXPLORATION IS REALLY THE ESSENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. – FRANK BORMAN

VENTURA LAMBRATE | MILAN

The upside down. Traveling, experiencing new ideas and different ways of life are great ways to be inspired. But the ultimate reward is the power for those experiences to shift how we perceive and experience that which already exists around us. It helps us expand what we think is possible and what can be. During my travels, I was fortunate to become close with many individuals. Not only was I able to experience what was put on for show, but I was able to see their homes, how they lived and what held value for them. Building relationships at this intimate level is a core part of what ONEder is.

VENTURA LAMBRATE | MILAN

The upside down. Traveling, experiencing new ideas and different ways of life are great ways to be inspired. But the ultimate reward is the power for those experiences to shift how we perceive and experience that which already exists around us. It helps us expand what we think is possible and what can be.

WYNANTS RESIDENCE (EXTREMIS) | BELGIUM

During my travels, I was fortunate to become close with many individuals. Not only was I able to experience what was put on for show, but I was able to see their homes, how they lived and what held value for them. Building relationships at this intimate level is a core part of what ONEder is.

MOOOI SHOWROOM | MILAN

Immersive environments to small accessories; anything has the power to spark an idea or shift our perspective. Even the smaller shift in environment can affect how an idea or object is perceived and remembered.

One Workplace, Santa Clara, CA

THE UNVEILING OF ONEDER AS AN IDEA, TOOK PLACE IN AREA 1.

The modified Airstream trailer sits outside of the One Workplace Santa Clara office and functions as a mobile showroom. It felt appropriate to present the idea of showing product in a different environment, in an unexpected space. The first ONEder was centered around the importance and impact of storytelling. It took place mainly in our warehouse, which was a direct influence from my experience in Milan and allowed us great flexibility.

TAKE YOUR PLEASURE SERIOUSLY – CHARLES EAMES

FEBRIK is the new player in the world of interior textiles. By putting knitted textiles on the designer map, FEBRIK aims to serve those who dream today and shape our tomorrow. Using a technology typically not used in the interiors market, FEBRIK challenges designers and architects to not merely “think textiles” as a last step in the design process, but instead use them as a springboard for their interior concepts and industrial designs alike.

The BAE Table by Orangebox is a collaboration between Orangebox and Pablo – a relationship that began after the two met at the first ONEder.

Participants of ONEder often become a part of the OWP family. Shown above, owners and siblings, Dave Ferrari, Julie Jarvis and Mark Ferrari.

At the first ONEder, we presented the first ONEDERER award to visionary and IDEO Founder David Kelly. When we approached David to be a part of ONEder he loved the simplicity and straightforwardness of what we were trying to do.

Big heart, little trailer. Happier Camper is an affordable, flexible trailer manufactured in sunny California. Outdoor manufacturer Extremis used theirs as a mobile beer cart to serve their own brew during ONEder 2017.