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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.

Outside the Box: How the Office Opened Up

imageNikil Saval’s Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, charts the rise of the modern open office plan. See a summary below.

1958: No More Walls
German brothers Wolfgang and Eberhard Schnelle come up with the Bürolandschaft (“office landscape”) concept. It replaces private offices with free-form, flexible desks, a communal break room, and a few mobile partitions.

1967: Opening Up
DuPont is the first American company to realize that a flexible office is a cheaper office. But the open plan doesn’t muffle telephone calls or typewriters, and “some crucial values for the performance of work were lost.”

1968: The First Cubicle
Robert Propst, a researcher at furniture company Herman Miller, creates the Action Office II. It has three movable, disposable walls at obtuse angles, sitting and standing desks, and pushpins to add décor.

1980s: Tiny Cubes
Workers are hemmed into cube farms, arranged in “six-packs.” By the 1990s, cubicles had shrunk as much as 50 percent; by 2006 the average size is 75 square feet. “One wonders to what extent the extravagant growth of the American bathroom  … is a reaction against the shrinking of cubicles.”

1993: Virtual Failure
Los Angeles ad agency Chiat/Day eliminates walls, desks, and cubicles. Instead, workers are handed a cell phone and laptop and told to work together in a conference room. The experiment backfires: Employees stop showing up.

2005: You’re Stuck Here
Google sets the Silicon Valley standard in Mountain View, Calif., where employees move among meeting rooms, quiet libraries, and tents. That flexibility, combined with food and amenities, discourages them from ever leaving.

2014: Office Goodbye Party
“Contingent laborers”—freelancers, temps, etc.—will soon comprise 40 percent of the workforce, according to one Intuit study. Saval says cubicles, corner offices, and white-collar jobs could shortly cease to exist.

Originally published on the Bloomberg Businessweek, July 10, 2014.

Innovant Expands Westward  
  Innovant is proud to announce that it has moved westward, with a new showroom opening in San Francisco, CA this April 2013. Conveniently located at the cross of Market and Montgomery streets, this site rounds out the company’s US locations. It joins the ranks of Innovant’s New York City Headquarters and Midwestern showroom in Chicago.   
  Our formal opening event, scheduled for May 2013, will celebrate the display of Innovant’s latest benching, conference, and private office collections particularly suited for the progressive West Coast office market. Included in this showcase will be Innovant’s adjustable height benching line, which won gold at Neocon 2012.     
  Innovant designs and manufactures intelligent office furniture systems for the modern workplace. A recognized leader in the industry, our collaborative approach with client teams and commitment to ongoing design innovation has resulted in a portfolio renowned for its intelligent and adaptable designs. Every Innovant product is designed for efficient installation and easy reconfiguration over time as new features are introduced. All of our products are also environmentally sustainable, with our standard products conforming to a variety of eco-requirements.   
  For more information about our San Francisco showroom, contact George Schoenwald, Bay Area Regional Manager (  info@innovant.com  ).   
  SF Showroom: 607 Market Street, 4 th  Floor (at Montgomery Street), San Francisco, CA 94105

Innovant Expands Westward

Innovant is proud to announce that it has moved westward, with a new showroom opening in San Francisco, CA this April 2013. Conveniently located at the cross of Market and Montgomery streets, this site rounds out the company’s US locations. It joins the ranks of Innovant’s New York City Headquarters and Midwestern showroom in Chicago.

Our formal opening event, scheduled for May 2013, will celebrate the display of Innovant’s latest benching, conference, and private office collections particularly suited for the progressive West Coast office market. Included in this showcase will be Innovant’s adjustable height benching line, which won gold at Neocon 2012.  

Innovant designs and manufactures intelligent office furniture systems for the modern workplace. A recognized leader in the industry, our collaborative approach with client teams and commitment to ongoing design innovation has resulted in a portfolio renowned for its intelligent and adaptable designs. Every Innovant product is designed for efficient installation and easy reconfiguration over time as new features are introduced. All of our products are also environmentally sustainable, with our standard products conforming to a variety of eco-requirements.

For more information about our San Francisco showroom, contact George Schoenwald, Bay Area Regional Manager (info@innovant.com).

SF Showroom: 607 Market Street, 4th Floor (at Montgomery Street), San Francisco, CA 94105

Offices That Make You Work Harder

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Offices That Make You Work Harder 

In a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, four design firms were challenged to configure a 15-foot by 15-foot space for a hypothetical midlevel executive. The firms were asked, “to envision a space that could inspire ideas and increase productivity.” In today’s world, the private office seems to cut managers off from the larger more general workforce. Each of the design firms sought to integrate the private office better with the floor by creating a open, accessible offices that utilized the use of entire glass walls. These walls were the first barriers that broke down the walls between employee and their manager, as it allowed for the average employee to be able to see what their manager was doing.

These inspiring renderings of the modern private office shed light on an important aspect of where the workplace is shifting. From seeing how fast companies can grow in today’s world, this concept of openness and accessibility seems to be shaping how the modern office is coming to be defined. In order to inspire your employees, leaders are realizing that they need to become more accessible and open to discussion of ideas rather than remaining the dissociative and closed off. It is about stimulating a culture that wants to continually bring ideas to the table, and share their findings on how to make their business better. These new office designs bring light to the office and employees by changing the concealed private office to one that is aware and open to everything that is going on. 

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