August – October 2016
75 – 100
A market leader in specialty printing solutions recently moved its headquarters to a bigger facility in the Chicago area – both to increase seats for its employees, and to expand offerings for its clients. The company nearly doubled the size of its previous space, and it partnered with Rightsize and an architect to PLAN and FURNISH the new facility.
The client hadn’t purchased new furniture in about a decade, and it wanted to update and modernize its look. Promoting a culture of collaboration was central to the company’s vision, and Rightsize brought this idea to life in the facility’s open office area. The old workstations had featured tall, 70-inch panels and outdated finishes. Rightsize installed sleek 42-inch panels, using laminate and frosted, frameless glass finishes for a more contemporary feel. Pops of color – in red, blue and green – gave the space a bright and cohesive aesthetic.
The client needed to stretch its budget with furnishing the new space, and Rightsize’s unique BLENDED SOLUTION was the ideal way to do this without sacrificing quality.
“Budget is often a challenge on projects,” said Workplace Solutions Director Jessica McCambridge. “But we were able to really value-engineer and do what we do best to help them out.”
Rightsize refurbished Herman Miller panels for the 70 workstations, then found cost-effective new solutions for storage, work surfaces and glass.
“Typically designers go to one manufacturer, and every single component is from that company,” said McCambridge. “But we blend a variety of different manufacturers together to get the best price point for the client.”
Rightsize designed welcoming, collaborative lounge areas that were new for the company. They included high bar-top tables and lounge furniture in a colorful, striped pattern. Rightsize also gave the reception area a fresh, branded makeover, and refinished and reupholstered the existing guest chairs in the same striped pattern.
The new facility is now open, and the client couldn’t be happier with the end result. McCambridge has this advice for companies that are looking to start a similar project:
“Stay open-minded to different solutions,” she said. “Get creative, and think outside the box. You don’t have to order straight out of a catalogue. We are experts at using a variety of manufacturers, fabrics and finishes and pulling everything together, giving clients the right look within budget.”