Forward Space

Forward Space

Architect
Kuchar
Location
Wood Dale, Illinois, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Offices
Christopher Barrett
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior lightingFlos
Interior furnitureSteelcase
FurnitureCoalesse
Lox chair, Await table
ManufacturersTurnstone
Campfire
CarpetPatcraft
CountersConcrete Collaborative

Product Spec Sheet
Interior furniture
Furniture
Lox chair, Await table by Coalesse
Manufacturers
Campfire by Turnstone
Carpet

Forward Space

Kuchar as Architects

The interior design for Forward Space, a woman-owned Steelcase dealer, has a feminine edge which is layered throughout the space.  Located in a warehouse space in the suburbs of Chicago, this showroom and office space is not what you'd expect upon walking through the front doors. 

photo_credit Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett
photo_credit Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett

We were challenged to create a space that is trend forward and inspires designers within a suburban industrial park.  We designed an entry space that takes advantage of the high warehouse ceilings, creating an impressive experience as a first impression. Large, voluminous ceiling elements were created to help make certain spaces more intimate.

photo_credit Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett
photo_credit Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett

The material palette, inspired by the brand’s purple color, is soft yet fresh.  We blended the purple color with teal greens, rust, and soft oranges and accented with warm woods and metals.  Plaster finishes were used on walls to add a hand-made feeling.  Rounded architecture was used throughout, in arched doorways, curved walls and ceilings, to further soften the aesthetic.  Lighting adds small moments of interest within the grand interior, the jewelry of the space.

photo_credit Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett
photo_credit Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett

The design solution layers colors, materials, shapes and lighting throughout the interior which seamlessly moves from one space to the next.

 

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Carpet – Patcraft, LVT - Mannington
2. Interior lighting: Flos, John Beck Steel
3. Interior furniture: Steelcase and Steelcase brands
4. Tile Fireclay
5. Counters Concrete Collaborative

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