Your Productivity Soundtrack

At Kimball International, we are makers. Before we filled spaces with furniture, Kimball International filled them with music. Our pianos were celebrated for their craftsmanship and quality as we made "music for the millions".

But now, employees need inspiration as they shape the new workplace. Staying true to our roots, we made a music album that will spark creativity and support company culture wherever your desk is. A companion to the Alternative Design podcast, each song is inspired by an episode of the first season and composed by our podcast producer, composer, and one of our very own makers, Andrew Reid. The soundtrack features a variety of “alternative” musical voices and styles that are meant to unlock new possibilities.


So, whether you're part of the 42% of employees who listen to podcasts or the 75% of employees who listen to music at their desk, we’ve got you covered. Listen now wherever you stream music and join us as we design for a better human experience.


Kaelynn Reid


A metro-Detroiter and former interior designer turned brand ambassador, Kaelynn is inspired by the forward thinking concepts found in the margins of our design community.

Our Guests

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Jack Gilbert

Professor of Microbiology, USCD

In Episode 1, “Give the Buildings Yogurt,” we talk with Jack about how the microbiome in the built environment can be manipulated and help to win the war for the “good guys”. 

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Rosie Broadhead

Owner/Creator, Skin Series

In Episode 1, “Give the Buildings Yogurt,” we talk with Rosie, a sportswear clothing designer in the U.K. who is pioneering the efforts to weave probiotics into her textiles. 


Maya Bird-Murphy

Founder/Executive Director
Chicago Mobile Makers

In Episode 2, “What You Don't See” we talk with Maya about how architecture should be a right for all, not just the elite and privileged.