Dr. Kaufmann Buhler discusses her research into the evolution of open plan offices and her use of trade catalogs from systems furniture manufacturers from Hagley's stacks.
Banner image: "Special advertising section from Fortune Magazine in 1980. "The office of the 80's: designing for people and productivity." See the full brochure in the Hagley Digital Archive.
Jennifer Kaufmann Buhler is an assistant professor of design history at Purdue University.