3M announced the opening of a new 3M Design Center in India, another hub next to Milan, Tokyo and the design headquarters in St.Paul Minnesota, to accelerate the growth of design across the global enterprise. Aligned with 3M Design’s mission around collaborative creativity, this uniquely designed studio will house a team of designers with diverse creative backgrounds for engagement with partners in business, academia and customers.
Eric Quint, Vice President and Chief Design Officer at 3M, said, “Momentum for design and design thinking in India is developing with increased attention and interest, built on great professionalism and focus on customer value. Conversation about innovation, brand experience and the creation of meaningful customer solutions is inspired and enabled by design. The new 3M Design India studio will spark cross-functional collaboration in order to imagine how our technology platforms can generate continued value for our customers and partners in business.”
This new design center, located at the 3M R&D Centre in Bangalore, India, is inspired by local and global culture influencing the design experience of the space using several 3M technologies, such as DI-NOC and Fasara architectural films. The open character of the design space and proximity to our labs will stimulate spontaneous collaboration and early design involvement for increased strategic partnership and customer engagement.