With Societe Generale’s US Headquarters lease set to expire in September 2013, the Director of Facilities Management organized an executive committee to study the efficiencies of moving as opposed to renovating. Upon the completion of those studies, it became clear that the company would benefit from moving its headquarters to a
In addition to this location change, Societe Generale evaluated workplace strategy, determining that it would build out a large trading oor with over 1,200 seats and create “neighborhoods” of benching for its 600+ administrative employees. The bank embarked on an expedition, reviewing all the major manufactures in order to find a vendor that could achieve the required functionality – including adequate privacy and personal storage – while also reflecting Societe Generale’s sophisticated aesthetic standards.
THE INNOVANT SOLUTION
After a thorough review and comparison of the major manufacturers’ product offering, price and on-site mockups, Innovant was chosen for both the benching and trading desk solutions. This decision stemmed from numerous details in Innovant’s product design that set them apart from the competition. The product is “sturdy, well built, and easy to assemble due to its unistrut frame. The desktop design, monitor arm track and undercarriage framework for wire management are well thought out and manufactured with the highest quality materials.”
Throughout the mockup process, Innovant prevailed in terms of aesthetics, quality and framework. As a result, FORm_trading was chosen to outfit the bank’s trading floor. The product incorporated tailored technology management solutions for CPU housing and access, as well as bespoke personal storage pedestals for a premium fit and finish. Innovant’s proven sensitivity when using sophisticated materials and superior finishing capabilities resulted in the bank’s selection of FORm_office for its administrative benching. The bank’s “neighborhoods” incorporated tailored millwork storage units and end-of-row storage centers using mitered construction. These finely-finished elements afford employees a sense of enclosure despite working in open plan.
By presenting the best solutions for both the trading and benching scopes of this job, Innovant could provide a single-source solution for Societe Generale. Since then, both the FORm_office and FORm_trading installations have received “rave reviews from the end-user community as they are both functionally and aesthetically pleasing.”
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These photographs tell a small part of a large project story. Our client sought a single furniture solution that could service multiple divisions and subsidiary companies. Thus, the decision was made that Innovant’s FORm_office bench would meet the client’s range of needs in its various iterations. For touchdown workers, FORm_office’s basic spec was chosen, while creatives work at FORm_office Standing Height and studio workers sit at FORm_office Adjustable Height.
For the full story about this installation, please look out for our upcoming case study.
Proud to share these beautiful photos from our recent installation downtown.
Client: Havas Worlwide
Designer: TPG Architecture
Location: New York, NY
This year, Innovant’s Vice President of Sales, Bob Driscoll, teamed up with our A&D Marketing Representative, Hayley Willson, to participate in a foursome that played at Century Country Club for CoreNet’s Annual Golf Outing. We asked Bob to dish on the event that took place Monday, July 15 at both Century and Old Oaks Country Club. See his take on the outing below:
“HOT, HOT, HOT is the best way to describe the recent CoreNet event we attended. The event saw a great turn out, which included NYC marketplace end-users and top people in the Furniture, Construction, and Technology Industries.
Given the heat - 100+ degrees - I expected some cancellations for the golf round, but turnout was so great that the two courses were packed with players. During the round, they held the usual contests - longest drive, closest to pin, low net, and low gross. We came up empty, but it was all for a really good cause, helping build homes for our injured soldiers.
We hosted clients in our foursome and the feedback we received from them was both a very nice "thank you” and a “let’s do it again.” We all had a very good time.
After golf, we gathered for a refreshing cocktail and dinner reception. Hayley and Bruce Wells, Innovant’s Director of Marketing & Development, enjoyed connecting with a lot of new people as both recently joined CoreNet. We all considered the day a great success.“
Innovant is proud to support the fourteenth Annual Theatre Event “Motown” to benefit St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters. Join us Thursday, May 2 as we pledge our support to St. Francis and their efforts to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of those in need. Through their comprehensive approach, St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters not only provides services that directly eradicate hunger, but also directs its focus to the structural causes of hunger.
A Balanced Workstation - Tailored Solution for one of Innovant’s NYC Projects in Mid-town