When gas supplier nexAir, LLC decided to move its corporate headquarters to the Crosstown Concourse development in Memphis, individualized workspace, local amenities and honoring the company’s heritage were at the forefront of the decision. The 33,000 square foot space located in the old Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog facility represented historical Memphis while offering new amenities for the company. Architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss, along with interior design firm Parker Design Studio and Knoll dealer Spaces Group LLC, set out to create a highly personalized modern office space that celebrated the company’s Memphis roots.
nexAir had worked with Spaces Group LLC for years and used Knoll furniture at its previous location. When deciding on furniture for the new office, nexAir toured Knoll at Fulton Market in Chicago and realized they could furnish the entire office with Knoll furniture. They achieved this by leveraging Knoll’s Reff Profiles and Dividends Horizon office systems at workstations and private offices with a diverse range of KnollStudio lounge seating and tables in meeting rooms and collaborative areas. The result: Numerous seemingly divergent vignettes that when combined create a vibrant creative space that prioritizes natural light, brand culture and collaboration.
The move to the Crosstown Concourse development signaled a new chapter in nexAir’s history. The Memphis-based company achieved a state-of-the-art work environment by designing an office space that combined a range of design styles and stories that when combined seamlessly represent the brand’s heritage.