Allsteel-Gunlocke Chicago Showroom Awarded WELL Gold Certification
Allsteel Inc. and The Gunlocke Company LLC, leading office furniture manufacturers and sister brands under HNI Corporation, proudly announce that their shared Chicago showroom, located in the Merchandise Mart, has achieved WELL Certified™ Gold in the Retail Pilot Program. The 20,000-square-foot, multi-brand Allsteel-Gunlocke showroom is the first furniture showroom in the Merchandise Mart to achieve WELL Certified™ Gold.
“The Allsteel-Gunlocke Chicago showroom is one of six spaces in Chicago that is WELL Certified™ and the first to achieve WELL Certified™ Gold in the Retail Pilot in Chicago,” said Courtney Moline, Sustainability Manager at Allsteel. “Like the WELL Building Standard, we believe in designing for humans. We consider what workers need to work in a healthy and productive way, and how to support them physically, mentally, and emotionally.”
The WELL Building Standard™ is the first certification program to use evidence-based metrics to determine how the design, construction, maintenance and operations of a building support the health and wellness of its occupants. Certification is awarded at one of three levels—Silver, Gold, or Platinum—using seven categories of impact relevant to human health and well-being in the built environment: Air, Light, Nourishment, Water, Fitness, Mind and Comfort.
The Chicago showroom is Gunlocke’s first and Allsteel’s third space to achieve WELL Certified™ Gold in the Retail Pilot. Other spaces were the Allsteel Los Angeles and Boston showrooms, which are both WELL Certified™ Gold.
Since 1912, Allsteel Inc. has offered a world-class, comprehensive range of workplace products and solutions. We simplify the office planning process by helping our customers align their workplace strategy with their business strategy. The result is fit-to-business solutions that deliver meaningful change in a way that works for them today, as well as tomorrow. Headquartered in Muscatine, IA, the company has showrooms in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington,
D.C. For more information, visit www.allsteeloffice.com or follow Allsteel on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
Since 1902, Gunlocke has led the industry in the design and production of solution-centric, collaborative, contract furniture for high-performance and aesthetically discriminating office environments. Specializing in casegoods, seating, and tables, the company carries forward a tradition of quality craftsmanship and technical expertise. In addition, it features the Gunlocke Advantage – legendary support for dealers, architects, designers and customers, all backed by the industry’s strongest warranty. The Gunlocke name stands for lasting design integrity, uncompromising manufacturing excellence, and enduring substance.
U.S. Presidents, leading business decision makers, and discerning professionals choose Gunlocke. Partners and customers are invited to visit a Gunlocke showroom, conveniently located in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, D.C., or at their headquarters in Wayland, New York. www.gunlocke.com
About the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™)
IWBI is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world through its WELL Building Standard™ (WELL). Launched in October 2014 after six years of research and development, WELL is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. For more information, visit www.wellcertified.com.