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Making Good Even Better
By Janet Wiens

"How could I have designed it better?" Michael Shields contends that is often the question posed by designers when they see the finished version of their work. Shields was the original designer of the Cura chair, manufactured by Nurture by Steelcase, and posed this question to himself following the chair’s introduction.

"You start questioning little things the day a product is introduced," says Shields. "Little ideas come every day. In the case of the Cura chair, I had four years of observation after the chair came on the market before we began…

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