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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.

DOES GREAT DESIGN AFFECT PRODUCTIVITY?

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DOES GREAT DESIGN AFFECT PRODUCTIVITY?
Mary Pat Wallace, Chicago Regional Account Executive


Last year I had the privilege of working with Perkins + Will on a new work
environment for one of Chicago’s prominent trading firms. After months
of mock ups and revisions the client chose Innovant’s FORm_office S120
and S4 to serve as a single platform through out their office. The trading
floor utilized the organic nature of S120 to help compliment the nature of
the work being done in the space. S4, FORm office’s linear line was used in the administrative departments where they benefited from a cleaner organized layout.  The client’s former space (the Federal Reserve Bank building) was heavy in feeling and dark in its design and atmosphere.


The client was ready to change and change drastically. The design
team at Perkins + Will, headed by Tim Wolfe, was on a mission to give
this firm an out of the box solution. Their challenge was to respond to
the needs of a brilliant and creative IT team, the vision of the owner, the
needs of the employees and to deliver this on time and within budget.
Mission accomplished, Interior Design published the space in July 2011
“Money Talks Quietly” and Contract magazine published it in Jan/Feb
2012 Interiors Awards “Confidential Trading Floor”. The overall design
has been well received and for many has changed the way they see the
trading floor.


But what about the people that go to work there every day, how has it
changed their lives? I had the opportunity to discover at my son’s hockey
game that yes, the work of Perkins + Will did change their employees
attitude and productivity drastically. An unsolicited glowing review came
from an employee who said, “the employees get to work earlier, stay
later and overall the firm is more productive.” I’m really proud to have consulted on this workspace.  I feel this project with the clean, intelligent, and tailored aesthetic of FORm office in conjunction with the amazing interior architecture and overall strategy from Perkins + Will can be used as a way to approach all clients to change the way they approach the office environment and design.  It is clear the benefits could not be greater.  I encourage everyone to ask their clients, “Will your new office space make a difference in your life? ”

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Mary Pat Wallace, Regional Account Executive
440 North Wells Street, Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60654 USA
Phone 646 368 6254
Cell 312.560.2469
mp@mpandassociates.com contact

Trading Places - Seminar with Charles Braham, Joe Du Temple, and Charlie Du Temple Monday June 11th 1 - 2pm  
 We are excited to annouce that Charles Braham, President of Innovant Inc., will be speaking at Neocon. He will be accompanying panel members Joe and Charlie Du Temple of ESD Global in addressing the impact of high density technology on space design and construction. They will also discuss how to accommodate technology within and above a desk while insuring that the mechanical infrastructure and ergonomic requirements are met. 
 The attendees will gain a knowledge on trading desk - open plan design and how it relates to accommodating an extensive list of technology requirements. They will also gain an understanding of how to best position the process of ‘desk’ design into a project, and finally what team disciplines are needed to make the project a success.

Trading Places - Seminar with Charles Braham, Joe Du Temple, and Charlie Du Temple Monday June 11th 1 - 2pm

We are excited to annouce that Charles Braham, President of Innovant Inc., will be speaking at Neocon. He will be accompanying panel members Joe and Charlie Du Temple of ESD Global in addressing the impact of high density technology on space design and construction. They will also discuss how to accommodate technology within and above a desk while insuring that the mechanical infrastructure and ergonomic requirements are met.

The attendees will gain a knowledge on trading desk - open plan design and how it relates to accommodating an extensive list of technology requirements. They will also gain an understanding of how to best position the process of ‘desk’ design into a project, and finally what team disciplines are needed to make the project a success.

TRADING PLACES

Join ESD’s Joe Du Temple and Charlie Du Temple, in the Innovant Showroom for an AIA Continuing Education Class that addresses how seemingly small decisions involving technology direction can have a significant impact on design and constructability. Using trading fi rms as an example, the class reviews deployed technologies and how they drive MEP systems, construction and space planning.

Hosted by Innovant, the evening promises to be interesting and educational. Whether you are a veteran trading fi rm designer experienced with the unique requirements of trading fi rms or are becoming familiar with these cutting edge environments, this class provides background and fresh insight.

RSVP to Laura Finn at lfinn@esdglobal.com 312  456  2312

Innovant Showroom is Located at 440 N. Wells, Suite 310  Chicago IL 60654  

ph 646 368 6254

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