Kimball International Debuts Chicago Showroom in Fulton Market District
Kimball International is excited to announce their new Chicago showroom space, located in the heart of the Fulton Market District, will make its debut during the Fulton Market Design Days. This 13,000 square foot space showcases how their solutions combine to create inspiring environments and features their workplace, education, and health brands: Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, and Poppin.
As an experience hub, the location invites members of the design community, customers, and dealer and CRE partners to be inspired by their products and create connections. The space includes a variety of vignettes, highlighting their extensive product portfolio and detailed craftsmanship.
Focused on providing balance, designing for flexibility, and supporting overall well-being, Kimball International continued a long-standing relationship and selected Eastlake Studio as their partner to design and develop the space.
“The driving principle behind our design for Kimbal International’s new Chicago showroom is a shift from seeing the “showroom” as a place of exhibition to a series of experiences,” said Peter Randolph, AIA and Director of geniant and Eastlake Studio. “Bold, saturated colors and texture-rich materials create the feeling of a social space, rather than a museum of furniture. A two-sided volume defines the center of the floorplan; hospitality bar on one side, design studio on the other. Visitors circulate around this central mass, exploring different vignettes – lounge, collaboration, heads-down, wellness – while in constant dialogue with the outside. With this design, the showroom is reframed as a set of experiences rather than a display of product; a design consultancy rather than a sales floor.”
The showroom space embodies Kimball International’s continued research and insights into how to create thriving environments for work, health, and learning. Through their Creating Places to Belong platform, Kimball International conducted research and confirmed that employee happiness and productivity are directly related to creating a space where employees and guests feel like they belong. Their new showroom space supports individual needs and embraces connectivity.
During Fulton Market Design Days (June 12-14), their showroom is open Monday 9:00am – 7:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm, and Wednesday 9:00am – 3:00pm. Join them to see how they create an interactive experience through new product introductions, thought leadership, creative design, and live entertainment.
318 N. Carpenter Steet | 7th Floor