Kimball Office Renews Design Partnership with Award-Winning Studio O+A
The Kimball Office Chicago Showroom will, again, be designed by Studio O+A, the award-winning San Francisco-based design firm that re-designed the showroom last year. The refreshed and renewed design will build upon the strides made in 2014 and will be revealed during NeoCon 2015, North America’s largest and most important exposition and conference for the commercial interiors industry.
“Last year’s response to the Kimball Office Chicago showroom design, in partnership with Studio O+A, helped bring record attendance to our space during the NeoCon show. Studio O+A is widely considered a global design leader in workplace strategy and their Bay Area influence brings fresh perspective on the latest in fashion and materiality,” said Mike Wagner, President, Kimball Office. “It generated an unprecedented amount of excitement in and around our brand, and this year’s design will push the envelope even further.”
Silicon Valley’s Studio O+A is known for bringing their sophisticated and urban aesthetic to companies across the United States, such as Facebook, Microsoft, Yelp!, Cisco, and Evernote. Co-founded by the award-winning duo of Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander, Studio O+A has been the recipient of a multitude of national and international honors, awards, and recognitions. In 2011, Contract magazine named Orpilla and Alexander as its “Designers of the Year”, and, in 2012, two of O+A’s projects—Quid and Square—were chosen by Inc. Magazine as among the “World’s 20 Coolest Offices”.
“We’re excited to again partner with Kimball Office during NeoCon,” said Orpilla. “For a while now we’ve been focusing on versatility in the office—making work spaces work for every user, every preference. The Chicago show is the perfect venue for that and Kimball Office the perfect company. We want the Kimball Office showroom this year to be a demonstration of how many ways a work environment can inspire, facilitate, accelerate, and make work fun.”
The Kimball Office Chicago showroom is located at 325 North Wells Street, Suite 100.
About Studio O+A
Studio O+A is a San Francisco-based interior design firm serving companies nationwide. Founded by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander during the early 1990s, O+A’s original mission was to bring sophisticated urban design to Silicon Valley start-ups and the venture firms who supported them. That start-up mentality is still a key feature of the O+A aesthetic, but, through the years, the firm’s mission has broadened to include a range of services for a diverse client base that extends to all parts of the country. For additional information about Studio O+A, visit www.o-plus-a.com.
About Kimball Office
Kimball Office has been transforming workspaces for 45 years with an ever-widening breadth of relevant, sustainable office furniture solutions. As one of America’s most respected environmentally-conscious contract office furniture manufacturers, they provide architects, designers, facility managers, and employers with open plan system solutions, both modern and classic desking, and a range of conference and seating options. The company is a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc., (NASDAQ:KBAL), a publicly-traded company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, and a recipient of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies” designation in 2013, 2014, and 2015. For additional information about Kimball Office, visit www.kimballoffice.com.