Our mission is simple: make work play in spaces across the globe.
You have to work. You probably have to work in an office. But you do not have to be bored and uncomfortable.
Focal Upright empowers you to break free from your sedentary lifestyle, embrace your humanity and add a little play into your day, as well.
The human body evolved to move throughout the day. The human mind evolved to be creative through play. It is about time your office environment evolved to meet the needs of the modern worker through better design and better tools.
Martin is the founder and head of design. As CEO, he does whatever it takes on a daily basis, but is happiest working on the steady stream of innovative products for the company. Keeping up with his thoughts (and prototypes) is his biggest challenge, regularly leaving a trail of flotsam in his wake.
Martin is perhaps best known as the founder of KEEN Footwear. He enjoyed a long career as a footwear designer before turning to designing furniture. Martin is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at the Ohio State University. He has received numerous awards for his work and is a frequent speaker at design and entrepreneurial events. As often as he can be, Martin’s on a sailboat, bike, or paddle board.