"""Place Matters"" is at core of the culture of this major furniture dealership. This working showroom transcends trends and features both traditional and progressive workspaces to support each individual as well as the organization as a whole in the need for both focus and collaboration. Visitors are drawn through the space on an intentional path which tells the story of community and the changing workplace. Whimsical art displays are found throughout the space. The ""chair caster wall"" which represents a location map of their clients is the backdrop for the Presentation Stage and a wall of 3D printed chairs provide the backdrop for the Work Cafe/Lounge. A place for display, work and play immerse both visitor and staff in the company's vision and culture of connecting the workplace to business objectives and goals.
While the space is designed to be both a showroom and the company's headquarters, what the client really wanted was a gathering place for the community. To accommodate this sixty percent of the footprint is dedicated to amenity and communal space. Individual assigned space is intentionally compressed to encourage activity and movement throughout the building. The result provides a wide spectrum of varied spaces in which to work and socialize accommodating different work modes and personalities. From a practical perspective the space also addresses the need for flexibility. Demountable walls and raised flooring is used to allow for easy reconfiguration."