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Innovant Announces San Francisco Showroom Relocation
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On March 1, 2016, Innovant relocated its Bay Area showroom to the 49 Geary Art Gallery Building in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This move stems from Innovant’s recent growth on the West Coast and the need for presenting products in a space more consistent with Innovant’s brand.

The new Bay Area address is:
49 Geary Street, Suite 411
San Francisco, CA 94108

The showroom has been furnished with Innovant’s latest benching products, including the award-winning adjustable height FORm_office™ line and the trendy yet sophisticated NIGEL Desking line. Innovant’s market-leading huddle room furniture and next generation private office and conference products are also on display.

In addition to this showroom change, Innovant recently relocated its corporate offices in New Canaan. This new address is: 21 Locust Avenue, Suite 2D, New Canaan, CT  06840. All of Innovant’s phone numbers will remain the same. Innovant will also continue to operate its showroom in New York, NY and Chicago, IL.  

For more information about the San Francisco showroom, contact Anne Markel at info(at)innovant(dot)com or call 415.515.8970. Innovant products can also be seen elsewhere on the West Coast at the Architype showroom in Los Angeles, CA.

For information about Innovant or its products, please visit http://www.innovant.com.

About Innovant: Innovant is a renowned industry leader creating intelligent, adaptable furniture for the modern workplace. For over twenty-five years, Innovant’s substantial contributions to office and trading environments have resulted from the sophisticated products and close collaboration Innovant supplies to clients and designers. With a flagship showroom located in New York, Innovant maintains a worldwide network of offices and showrooms spanning North America, Europe and Asia.

Innovant Announces New Partnership with Architype

Innovant, a leading manufacturer of innovative benching products, conferencing solutions and other contract office furniture, has formed a partnership with Architype, a highly respected manufacturer’s rep firm based in Los Angeles.

Since 1991, Architype has been a trusted resource for architects, designers, general contractors and developers. Offering in-depth technical and design knowledge to the A&D community across Southern California and Nevada, Architype represents some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of furniture, lighting and other architectural products. Now, Innovant joins the ranks of these esteemed makers.

“For Innovant to successfully bring our unique, tailored product design process to the Southern California market, we needed an experienced partner to effectively communicate our message to the design community. Jean-Guy Poitras and Joe Fitzpatrick of Architype are just the kind of experienced and connected professionals we were hoping to join forces with,” explains Bruce Wells, Director of Marketing & Development at Innovant.

With principal backgrounds in both engineering and architecture, coupled with deep passions for design, Architype has long served as a trusted A&D community partner offering education, insight and technical expertise. As a representative to manufacturers of premier A&D products across furniture and case goods, solar control and shading solutions, lighting, glass wall and store front systems, ceiling and wall systems, as well as custom architectural and design manufacturing services, Architype strives to demystify complexities and translate project goals and design objectives into tailored, deliverable solutions across a range of design environments. Architype proudly represents industry leaders that include Innovant, Arktura, Halcon, Kartell, MechoSystems, Moroso and Muraflex.

Innovant’s NIGEL Desking, FORm_office benching and FORm_AV video conference products will be prominently displayed at Architype’s showroom in downtown Los Angeles. The showroom is located in Suite 801 of The Collection Building, 527 W. 7th Street. Innovant’s furniture is available for viewing by appointment.

For more information about Innovant or its products, please visit http://www.innovant.com or http://www.architype.net/#!innovant/c2ri.

Innovant's Open Plan Office Products Now on Display at Brookfield’s Innovative DesignHive in Los Angeles

Innovant’s FORm_office Adjustable Height, FORm_AV, PRIVATE_office, and new NIGEL Desking products will be on display at DesignHive in Gensler’s innovative spec suite. 

DesignHive is a forward-thinking spec suite design project introduced by Brookfield to meet the changing needs of modern space users. Six leading Los Angeles architectural firms have designed 3,500-4,500 suites that showcase a next generation work environment. Each of the six suites are geared toward a specific industry, including creative, tech, media, financial, legal, and professional services. DesignHive not only serves as an experiential idea generator for those exploring progressive workplace solutions, but also offers immediate leasing and move-in opportunities for smaller tenants.

Gensler’s DesignHive suite is geared towards the legal industry. With the practice of law undergoing a fundamental transformation in the way work is acquired and done, the need for faster and more agile law firms has emerged. This means that the law office of the future will likely be smaller, flexible, more collaborative, and technology enabled. In order to adapt to these future needs and work styles, the key is to build flexibility into today’s legal workplace. Gensler’s DesignHive suite, furnished with Innovant’s open plan office products, exhibits the flexibility that’s needed for a smooth transition into the law office of the future.

This progressive work environment can be seen at the Wells Fargo Center-South Tower, located at 355 South Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. For more information about Innovant or its products, please visit http://www.innovant.com.

Innovant Secures Top Honors for Design Excellence with 2 Platinum ADEX Awards

Innovant, a leading manufacturer of contract office furniture, has been honored with two Platinum 2015 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). This annual competition, sponsored by the Design Journal, is the largest and most prestigious award program for product design.

Innovant’s FORm_AV product received a Platinum ADEX Award for its revolutionary design. The freestanding unit houses video conferencing technology and supports either single or dual monitors (up to 80” in size). With all cabling seamlessly contained within the technology stand and accompanying conference table, FORm_AV offers superior utility with zero disruption of the physical environment. It also provides unparalleled flexibility and speed of assembly or relocation for the rapidly changing conference environment.  

Innovant’s FORm_office Standing Height also received a Platinum Award for its best-in-class performance. The comprehensive benching system addresses many of the concerns created by adjustable height desking: cost, reliability, consistent aesthetics, cable management and safety of operation. Ideal for collaborative offices concerned with employee health and workplace aesthetic, FORm_office Standing Height is set at 38” or 42” high. This allows all users to work in a standing or seated position without the added cost of adjustable height mechanisms.

“Both products were designed in collaboration with high profile clients whose unique requirements were not met by the marketplace,” explains Bruce Wells, Director of Marketing & Development. “Innovant excels at this kind of design partnership.”

In addition to receiving two Platinum Awards (ADEX’s highest award level), Innovant’s PRIVATE_office product was recognized as a Finalist for outstanding design and finishing. “The 2014-2015 ADEX Awards attracted upwards of 500 companies submitting thousands of innovative new products,” John Platter, Executive Director of ADEX. Categories for this award include furniture, fixtures and finishes. ADEX selects judges that are the most celebrated in their respective areas of expertise. Platinum, Gold and Silver level products will be published in the 2015 ADEX Winners Issue of Design Journal.

For more information about Innovant or its products, please visit http://www.innovant.com.

Innovant Case Study: Global Technology Company
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THE CHALLENGE

In 2012, the world’s largest and fastest growing internet services company set out to source a furniture product to support its distinct video conferencing needs. Frustrated with the lack of suitable options on the market, the company embarked on a close collaboration with Innovant to develop and tailor a unique product.

The client voiced three major concerns regarding sourcing, cost and function. With offices in over 20 countries, sourcing proved difficult given the pace and breadth of the client’s global deployment of new video conference rooms. These deployment expenses were significant, costing thousands of dollars in construction alone just to prepare the rooms for technology and furniture.

Finally, the client’s ever-changing investment in video conference and display technology mandated that the furniture be “technology agnostic.”  With employees constantly on the move from conference room to conference room, laptop charging posed serious concerns. The “Glass Box Problem” was another factor in rooms with no walls for mounting monitors. With all this in mind, Innovant set out to design a solution tailored specifically for this cutting-edge technology company.

THE INNOVANT SOLUTION

Rather than imposing a pre-existing furniture standard, Innovant examined the client’s specific furniture- and building-related challenges. Through this thoughtful development process, Innovant created a complete design brief for a new product, FORm_AV.

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FORm_AV contains all client-supplied technology and cabling within a single product assembly. Capable of rigorously supporting up to two 80” LCD monitors, the product’s sleek support stand can be freestanding or joined to a series of 30 conference tables of various shapes and sizes.

Designed to accommodate the working styles of the mobile, video conferencing employee, FORm_AV offers integrated laptop charging and secure cabling for presentations. The product also delivers flexibility in its rapid deployment and relocation capabilities.  A simple connection to a wall box or floor monument is all that is required to deploy a FORm_AV room, saving thousands in construction and cabling costs, as well as days of installation time.

THE RESULT

A complete product family of integrated conference and display stands, FORm_AV provides compelling features for this rapidly growing, technology-intensive company. The product has been deployed in over 100 conference rooms, delivering optimal performance and full efficiency for conference rooms all over the world.

Innovant Proudly Enters its 25th Year of Business

July 31, 2014 marks the commencement of Innovant’s 25th year of business. On this anniversary, the company celebrates over two decades of clean, intelligent, and tailored workplace furnishings. imageInnovant proudly celebrates its 25 year milestone as one of the fastest growing office furniture manufacturers over the last five years. This growth is attributable to the success and expansion of Innovant’s open plan workstation product FORm_office™.

After opening an office in London in 2008, Innovant recognized that the open plan office strategy would soon take root in the US. This led the company to launch FORm_office™, which quickly became the top selling benching product in New York City, particularly for prestigious clients with complex technology requirements. Since its inception, FORm_office™ has been selected over competing products from major manufacturers because of its superior engineering, pleasing aesthetic and Innovant’s proven history intelligently integrating technology and cabling within its furniture.

In 2012, Innovant launched FORm_office™ Adjustable Height as an extension to the series and was immediately awarded Gold for Best in Benching at the prestigious NeoCon furniture tradeshow. Since then, Innovant has rapidly expanded its product offerings with the introduction of FORm_office™ Standing Height and the launch of both a private office line and a conference collection; this includes the FORm_AV video conferencing product on display at NeoCon 2014.

Innovant continues to win major benching projects for its high quality products and unparalleled tailoring capability. The company has also set itself apart by offering clients “The Innovant Experience,” a uniquely collaborative design and development process. To learn more about this collaborative experience and some of Innovant’s success stories, view the company’s case studies online.

For more information about Innovant or its office furniture products, please visit http://www.innovant.com.

Innovant to Present Two Breakthrough Office Furniture Products at NeoCon 2014

imageInnovant is proud to announce its display at the Merchandise Mart for NeoCon 2014 in Chicago, June 9-11.

The new FORm_AV series of conference room furniture solidifies Innovant’s position as a go-to partner for companies seeking a robust, yet flexible video conferencing solution. Also on display, FORm_office Standing Height is an advancement of Innovant’s award-winning FORm_office Adjustable Height product. This standing height innovation is a result of Innovant rethinking and reinventing its FORm_office product for greater ergonomic, aesthetic and cost benefits.

Innovant has been repeatedly recognized as a renowned industry leader and pioneer of workstation design. In 2012, the manufacturer won Best of NeoCon in benching for FORm_office Adjustable Height. In 2010, Innovant’s FORm_office product received the Silver Award for Innovation at IIDEX (NeoCon Canada). This year, Innovant hopes to take home an award for its innovative designs in Contract Magazine’s Best of NeoCon or Interior Design’s HIP at NeoCon competitions.

Innovant’s products will be exhibited in booth 3130C on the 7th floor of the Merchandise Mart, where NeoCon is held. NeoCon is the largest design exposition in North America, featuring more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors and nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars for over 40,000 architecture and design professionals. Other products can be viewed in Innovant’s Chicago showroom at 440 North Wells Street, Suite 310, located just around the corner from the Mart.

The FORm_AV and FORm_office Standing Height products on display are available to all Innovant clients, with or without tailored elements.

For more information about Innovant, its FORm_AV or FORm_office product lines, please visit http://www.innovant.com. Register now to receive Innovant’s latest product updates and company news.

Innovant Launches FORm_AV, Revolutionary Video Conferencing Suite

imageFollowing 18 months of development in collaboration with some of the most prominent global tech giants, Innovant is proud to launch its FORm_AV Video Conferencing Suite.

“Designed in partnership with some of the world’s largest tech firms, Innovant’s FORm_AV products are particularly suited for high growth, global companies with intense video conferencing requirements.” – Bruce Wells, Director of Marketing & Development at Innovant

Video conferencing is rapidly expanding in the workplace, demanding more sophisticated, yet flexible solutions to accommodate this technology. Innovant offers an especially apt solution that eliminates the high construction costs of technology mounting and cable routing through floors and walls. With all cabling housed directly within the technology stand and accompanying conference tables, FORm_AV provides superior utility with zero disruption of the physical environment.

FORm_AV stands are also uniquely engineered to deliver high-capacity display support for either single or dual monitors (up to 80” wide). When configured with Innovant’s FORm_AV conference tables, the product creates a fully integrated conference AV platform that provides unparalleled flexibility and speed of assembly or relocation for the fast-changing conference environment.

FORm_AV conference tables (available in a variety of shapes and sizes) offer intelligent power & connectivity management and access for technology-intensive clients with special requirements. Desktop power, USB, laptop charging cords, and other connectivity options are all available through easy access panels in the tabletop. Standard desktop finishes include high pressure laminate and wood veneer with Innovant’s proprietary Greenlock™ finish (tailored materials available upon request).

Innovant’s FORm_AV Conferencing Suite epitomizes efficiency, balancing a minimalist aesthetic with the super strength of its function. Now available to customers, the product will be formally unveiled at Neocon 2014 in Chicago.

For more information about Innovant, FORm_AV or any other conference products, please visit http://www.innovant.com.