3M Drives Global Design Scale with Announcement of 3M Design Center in Japan

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 11:00 AM Print This Post

An Inspirational Design Hub Empowering Collaborative Creativity

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M, the global innovation company long recognized for diversified
technology and collaboration, announced the opening of a new 3M Design
Center in Japan, a hub to accelerate the growth of design across the
global enterprise. Aligned with 3M Design’s mission around collaborative
creativity, the new studio will house a growing team of designers with
diverse professional backgrounds, design capabilities and customer

“It’s exciting to expand and grow 3M Design across the globe – providing
a center of design that enables and stimulates creativity is critical to
continued growth in Asia,” said Eric Quint, chief design officer at 3M.
“Cross-functional collaboration with colleagues, customers and partners
delivers strong design value for our customers and a strategic platform
to differentiate 3M.”

Located in 3M Japan in Tokyo, this design center incorporates new
combinations of 3M materials and technologies, such as DI-NOC™, Fasara™
and Scotchcal™, to inspire creativity in an open, studio environment.
The design center will foster spontaneous connections and ignite
cross-functional collaboration among partners, thought leaders and
colleagues, supported by multi-disciplinary expertise in brand design,
product design, architecture and color, finish and material.

As one of 3M Company’s largest subsidiaries, 3M Japan is a center for
innovation in Asia, serving a diversified portfolio of businesses. The
3M Design Japan team engages designers across a wide range of
industries - automotive, consumer electronics, architecture and home
furnishings – to inspire the creative process and imagine new solutions.
Most recently, 3M Design collaborated on an exhibition at the Horim Art
Center in Seoul, South Korea, titled “Glass Reimagined”, featuring a
collection of surface and lighting concepts alongside an artistic
installation of 2017 Fasara™ Glass Films. On the journey of accelerating
designer-to-designer dialogue on the possibilities of materials science,
the 3M Design team has interacted with well over a thousand designers
across Asia sharing their design vision.

“Opening 3M Design Japan is an integral part of creating value for
customers,” said Kevin Gilboe, head of design, 3M Asia. “We are
enhancing our capability to bring creative teams together to inspire
customers and explore new solutions with a people-centered, holistic

Development of the new 3M Design Japan builds upon the momentum pushing
design forward at 3M globally. As 3M continues to apply science in
imaginative ways around the world, design helps translate insights into
useful solutions, enriching innovation and bringing meaningful brand
experiences to life every day. www.3m.com/design.

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily.
With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers
all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the
world’s problems at www.3M.com
or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.


Melissa Chapman, 651-737-0687
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