Demanding Environments Require Demanding Products
Being in the Midwest, Ohio’s roots are directly connected to what used to be known as the Rust Belt. Industrial buildings that were once bustling factories and warehouses are now being transformed into trendy office spaces and environments where businesses can foster employee collaboration and client relationships.
Nevertheless, the growing demand of industrial office design doesn’t come without a series of challenges. Businesses are seeking to move from soft, clean and climate controlled to harsh, cold and hard concrete surfaces. The industrial aesthetic is more than just a commercial design trend, but a timeless style that more and more employees are eager to work within. This demand is not limited to a single industry such as the corporate realm, but rather trickling into a variety of verticals including the “green” industry. Otherwise known as the nursery and greenhouse industry.
And what better field to harmonize industrial design with? Nurseries and greenhouses are all too familiar with the grit required on a daily basis. It’s only natural that their workplaces evolve to follow suit. This is put into practice through our most recent success with Oakland Nursery, a local, Columbus company that provides biophilic designed solutions for many central Ohio companies.
Turning A New Leaf
Oakland Nursery sought to convert their existing warehouse space into a collaborative environment where their team could connect, ultimately promoting a positive workplace culture.
Before getting too far in the weeds, our furniture team met with Oakland Nursery to understand their needs to create a central collaborative space that serves as an energetic touch down point with both internal team members and external partners. They needed industrial, commercial-grade furniture and flooring products that worked just as hard as their employees.
Offering a variety of options for seating and work zones were part of the solution, while our flooring team guided Oakland Nursery into selecting J+J Kinetex flooring. This hard surface flooring option provided the soft acoustical property needed to control noise while delivering durable performance handling the rugged environment of muddy boots and shoes.
Sowing The Seeds Of Success
Oakland Nursery finished their space with beautiful products of their own, bringing to life a biophilic design element as well as their brand identity with specialty plants that served as space dividers, signage, and artwork. The final product: an industrial workspace robust enough to support daily operations, as well as cultivate long term success.
Keeping Up With The Need For Speed
The pandemic slowed connectivity altogether. And while this showcased our supply chain’s weaknesses, the demands of business gave no option but to find a different path to take.
Navigating these adversities is what our clients favor when partnering with King Business Interiors. We prioritize your need to react quickly to solve today’s concerns while offering ideas on how to impact the future needs of real estate. Our team is positioned to be highly responsive, offer live design for clients and ensure your project is managed through final sign off. This approach elevates the need to slow down your business resources and leaves the job of handling everything from space planning, product selection, shipping, receiving and final placement to us so you can concentrate on the task of keeping your business running.
20+ Years Of Commercial Space Planning & Office Design Expertise
At King, we custom tailor solutions to the unique needs of each client, work environment, and work style. We thrive when challenged with tackling facility issues for clients that vary from providing a high impact space to rugged and durable space. Our design team is trained to provide first hand knowledge about current products that solve a variety of facility issues. We are eager to address your toughest challenge. From boardroom to break room, from front of house to back of house, from warehouse to showroom we are here to deliver spatial results.
Contact us today to tell us more about your vision for your own workspace!