Stylin’ with Stylex
Stylex’s Merchandise Mart showroom (Suite 346) in Chicago has had a fresh redesign for the summer. The existing showroom was created by Perkins + Will Chicago to showcase Stylex products and the new Share activity-based seating system in thematic environments within a modern office setting. The three areas, which include a focused workspace, a collaborative space for meeting and discussion, and a social space where teams interact, are complemented by a dynamic wall graphic that gives the showroom a sense of greater space and places Share in the context of a standard, desk-based work setting.
Says Stylex President John Golden, “We worked closely with the Perkins + Will team to give the showroom a realistic office feeling. The new space explores the many different ways the Share system can be used while including a range of other popular Stylex products.”
Says Perkins + Will design director for the project Tim Wolfe, “We wanted to focus on Share and its modularity and to contextualize it in a modern office environment. I think there’s a great clarity to the design.”
When entering the showroom, Share is first shown in a collaborative lounge setting. Another Share unit towards the back demonstrates the system’s task height option and pairs it with the available privacy screens. Share is also used to create a dining space based on its task height units arranged as banquettes. Other showroom features include a serviceable coffee bar and whimsical representations of the Stylex logo, such as a subtle glass etching on the front window and, elsewhere, a large sculpture using cast aluminum block letters. In addition to Share, Perkins + Will used a range of other Stylex products, including the award-winning SAVA chair.
Share, Stylex’s new work-lounge system combines task and lounge height seating surfaces in a seamless fashion appropriate for any environment where multi-functional use is critical. Stylex’s in-house design team worked closely with a group of top specifiers to create Share, a collection that truly responds to changing market needs. Share’s versatile configurations and flexible, tech-friendly charging stations add to its appeal for a wide range of contract settings.
Founded in 1956 by the Golden family, Stylex focuses its efforts on the modern office environment with careful consideration given to balancing aesthetics, value, ergonomics, and green technology. All Stylex products meet GREENGUARD Children and Schools and Indoor Air Quality certification, use 100% CFC-free foam and low or no VOC adhesives. For more information, visit stylexseating.com.