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Innovant Announces San Francisco Showroom Relocation

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.

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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.

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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

Interior Design Walk-Through: Gravillis Office by SmithGroupJJR

imageThis month’s edition of Interior Design Magazine featured a walk-through of the Gravillis office in Los Angeles, CA by the firm, SmithGroupJJR. The installation features Innovant’s conference table and FORm_office benching. Read the story, “It’s Their Baby,” by Edie Cohen below.

DeAnna and Kenny Gravillis were running their Los Angeles graphics firm, Gravillis, from a small studio attached to the house where they lived with their 4-year-old daughter when they met an architect named Mark McVay. Fast-forward 10 years. McVay had become a studio leader at SmithGroupJJR, and Gravillis had gone on to create movie posters for Inglourious Basterds and Only God Forgives and album covers for Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke. It was time for a major office expansion.

And that’s precisely what Gravillis got: 6,200 square feet in a downtown low-rise, plus 1,500 square feet of roof deck. Thrilled that the 13-strong team could now really spread out, the Gravillises were nevertheless leery of losing the teamwork benefits of the original close-knit setting. So McVay made sure to provide plenty of openness and communal spirit. Reception, boasting a Ping-Pong table, flows toward the glass-fronted conference room, which shares a freestanding volume with the library. In the design studio, the benching system forms three  compact rows of six stations apiece. 

Graphics being what Gravillis does, they appear throughout. In a big way. A graffiti artist contributed a mural in a constructivist-futurist aesthetic, overlaid with the words Made for Designers. Another in-house work combines those motifs with a blow-up benday-dot portrait of the Gravillises’ daughter when she was an infant.

The final component of the brief, McVay says, “was about adding amenities.” Foremost among them is the roof deck, which extends in a triangle off one side of the building. For inspiration, he notes, he looked to old Hollywood: “People in entertainment used to work outdoors, from their beach bungalows.” 

Sliding doors at the widest end of the triangle provide direct access from the Gravillises’ corner suite, complete with private lounge. There are two private offices for executives, too. And the screening room, while relatively small, offers plush seating. Democratically, everyone gets a turn to attend the screenings, even the interns.

California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a modern way”

California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a modern way”

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting the first major exhibition and study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 350 objects—furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country. It aims to elucidate the 1951 quote from émigré Greta Magnusson Grossman that is incorporated into the exhibition’s title: California design “is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way.”

The exhibition is divided in four thematic areas: “Selling California Modern”, “Shaping”, “Making”, “Living”. It begins by tracing the origins of a distinctive California modernism in the 1930s, including work by Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, and their contemporaries. It then explores the design innovations made possible by the conversion of World War II technologies to peace-time use, exemplified by the plywood and fiberglass furniture pioneered by Charles and Ray Eames. The heart of the exhibition focuses on the modern California home, famously characterized by open plans and indoor/outdoor living and furnished with products from companies such as Heath Ceramics, Van Keppel-Green, and Architectural Pottery. Many of the furnishings for these homes were produced by other important companies and designers whose work will be a revelation to museum audiences. The show concludes by exploring how ‘The California Look’ was disseminated by exhibitions, magazines, shops, and films throughout America and the world.

Above are concepts from Innovant’s Dave Jarmula, harking on 1930’s modernism with classic silhouettes and clean lines.

“California Design” has been organized by Wendy Kaplan, who heads the department of decorative arts and design at LACMA, and Bobbye Tigerman, a curator in the department.

The exhibition will be open until March 25 2012 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048.

S4 Installation in California

FORm_office S4 Installation - Redwood California 

Innovant recently installed Form Office S4 benching system for YuMe Video Ad Network in Redwood. Founded by Jayant Kadambi and Ayyappan Sankari in 2004, YuMe is one of the most innovative leaders in the field of video advertising, directing campaigns for Mini Cooper, Wells Fargo and eBay. Their headquarters are in Redwood City, California, and with sales offices throughout the United States in addition to the European headquarters in London.

Our award winning S4 Form Office benching system elegant and modern complements the urban interior of this unique office environment. The exposed brick walls and the wood beam ceiling are the perfect match for the modern and contemporary Form Office S4 benching system. Its contemporary design, advanced technology and cable management provides creatives with an optimal workstation. Each desk is outfitted with privacy panels, personal storage cubes and data/usb ports for the user’s convenience. Form Office S4 is in a class of its own, perfect for collaborative or ‘touchdown’ spaces like YuMe’s offices are. Furniture that makes for a creative and collaborative environment can also empower your staff by granting new modes of expression. Devoting space that allows this is important, but furniture designed to promote collaboration greatly increases productivity. This is the great contribution that Form Office S4 offers to all creatives of YuMe’s offices, encouraging them to share their ideas and creating a collaborative work environment.

Form Office S4 installation in Redwood has been possible thanks to the full-service dealership Inside Source, which offers office furniture and services to customers throughout the San Francisco and greater Bay Area. They help companies achieve their goals faster and more reliably providing a complete menu of services, including project management, space planning, warehousing and installation.

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