But amidst all the cutting-edge, there’s still a
need to address the conventional. “At the end of the day, people want to
see what a traditional workspace might look like, and that’s the eye test,”
Although the space is a showroom first, it functions as a workspace
for staff and clients. There is no assigned seating in the space, but almost
every setting is occupied. “This is actually where we work,” said Scotto.
“They really put their money where their mouth is.”
Just around the corner are
a variety of workspaces to match any style or
setting. “The showroom is meant not only to
be a showcase of furniture, but a showcase of
everything people can do and every way they
can work,” said Lesizza.
The sit-to-stand desks can/are used outside,
and to offer respite, are paired with perch-height
stools, which come classic or contemporary. “The
cushion makes it a little funkier,” Scotto said.
“Also, if you’re standing constantly, it’s like the
diagram of a monkey to a man, but in reverse.”
The various combos of the Openest, Planes,
Zody, and Harbor collections are perfect for
collaborative work areas, as are the interactive,
mounted TVs. “The idea is in an open plan, you
don’t have as many conference rooms, but you
have these hubs for people to connect in a
different way,” said Lesizza.