ModernfoldStyles to Unveil a New Space Management Showroom
(3 months ago)
SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 14: ModernfoldStyles, Inc., a recognized leader in innovative Space Management Solutions, is undergoing a complete renovation of its corporate headquarters in South Hackensack, NJ. Celebrating 61 years in business, President Bob Styles realized the company was outgrowing its current space. However, Styles wanted something more dynamic than a simple office expansion.
"Our industry deals with 3-dimensional spaces. Yet clients learn about the choices available to them through two-dimensional photographs." The tactile, sensory experience these spaces are designed to convey simply can't come across on paper. It was from this idea Styles envisioned a showroom that would provide architects, general contractors, and clients a "live" demonstration of how operable and glass walls can transform an office space. The project is a collaboration with SBLM Architects, general contractor Tommac Construction, and acoustical consultant Longman Lindsey.
The renovation occupies 12,000 sq. ft. of the original 30,000 sq. ft. building. The overall concept was meticulously designed to strategically incorporate corporate brand elements, utilize the grand scale of the existing space, and showcase ModernfoldStyles' architectural walls in a sleek work environment. "Great care went into establishing rules and methodologies for the placement of the product to create a cohesive aesthetic," explained David Jaffoni, an Associate at the firm. "We created a contrast between the perimeter offices, offering an industrial chic look versus the all-glass, ultra-modern interior offices at the core," Jaffoni continued. "There were many products to display. It was critical we maintain clean lines and an uncluttered design," added George Fanous, AIA, SBLM Principal-in-Charge of the project.
The centerpiece of the renovation is the Acoustic Design Lab that's fitted with Modernfold and Skyfold operable partitions, and enclosed by an Acousti-Clear glass wall. Visitors will experience the superb sound control qualities of these leading acoustical horizontal and vertical partitions.
Other glass walls on display include PK-30, moodwall, Klein, Dorma, Modernus, electric ComfortDrive system, and Renlita S-3000 Foldaway. Also on display is a "touch and feel" Gallery Wall showcasing several hardware components, various door handles and locksets (courtesy of PBA and Rockwood), and frame and finish options.
"A lot of thought went into the design of the showroom," Styles concluded, "because we want to ensure that visitors know it's time well spent. We're certain that they will find products that will suit their space management needs here."
ModernfoldStyles is set to open its Showroom and Acoustic Design Lab in late Spring 2018.