Pem-America – a leading supplier of soft home products and bedding accessories to U.S. retailers – has completed construction on its new headquarters and showroom at 70 West 36th Street in Manhattan.
Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) served as the interior designer for the project.
“Our expanding business operations called for a new, larger showroom and offices. The dramatic new space designed by MADGI represents the quality of Pem’s merchandise, accommodates our frequently changing collections, and provides a comfortable work environment for our administrative and sales personnel,” said Pem-America’s Chuck Brannon, Chief Operating Officer
According to MADGI principal Daniel Montroy, AIA, “Pem-America was facing an expiring lease and an office space that was too small for their growing needs at its current location. The firm’s new 16,000 s/f offices are located on the second and third floors of the building, within Pem’s newly-acquired office condominium.”
During the pre-design consultation, Pem executives expressed the desire for a dramatic space to both showcase frequently changing product collections and entertain customers during Home Fashion Products Association Market Week twice a year.
“In response to these requirements, the architectural team developed a design that incorporates modern finishes and materials, extensive open spaces, and custom fixtures, explained MADGI project manager Ajay Waghmare, LEED AP. “These include the custom-designed, powered, movable wall panels, engineered by MADGI for flexibility and ease of reconfiguration.”
Established in 1993, Pem-America is a major supplier of soft home products to department stores, specialty home retailers, wholesale clubs, mass merchants, and dollar stores. Pem’s product lines include branded and private-label bedding, decorative pillows, blankets/throws/quilts, and bedspreads as well as soft window, utility, and soft bath products.
In addition to MADGI, the project team included mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) engineer Goldman Copeland Associates and structural engineer Severud Associates.