Innovant Wins Contract for Global Investment Management Firm Headquartered in Manhattan

Innovant, a leader in collaborative work environments, announces another noteworthy commercial contract scheduled for completion in August 2015.

A private investment management firm has selected Innovant’s FORm_office Adjustable Height bench as the workstation standard for its New York City headquarters. The firm has also selected Innovant’s PRIVATE_office product to furnish almost 90 perimeter and core offices, accommodating 100 employees.

Despite recent workplace trends shifting towards open plan designs, a significant portion of the staff will retain private offices. Efficiently sized, these offices require workstations with reduced footprints. The casegoods specification process was therefore adapted for untraditional dimensions. Through a unique development process, the client gained direct access to Innovant’s team. This enabled Innovant to match the client’s original design intent with a cost-effective solution.

Designed in partnership with architecture firm Shelton, Mindel & Asscoiates, Inc., in association with A+I, each of the private offices reflect a unified standard of cantilevered adjustable height desks integrated directly into workwalls. This product capability, along with Innovant’s sophisticated visualization tools, drove the award.

“The design team originally approached Innovant because of our expertise in adjustable height furniture. They initially considered the private office design to be so special that only a millworker would be successful. We demonstrated how Innovant could tailor existing private office casegoods to incorporate cantilevered adjustable height desks. By applying our mass production knowledge to all of the tailored elements, Innovant also delivered the best price.” – Eli Shapiro, Vice President at Innovant

In addition to the tailored private offices and over 140 workstation positions, Innovant will construct over 170 millwork pieces. These pieces include benches, tack boards and conference room workwalls with Day-2 capabilities for integrating adjustable height desking.  

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