Peter Gaslow, CEO of Empire Office, Inc. announced recently the launch of two new showroom spaces in New York.
Empire Office, a national provider of contract furniture solutions, in January took over an additional 7,500 s/f on the 14th floor of their headquarters at 105 Madison Avenue.
Now occupying space on both the 14th and 15th floors, the total office footprint is about 21,000 s/f of newly designed working showroom space.
Set to launch this fall, the new showroom is the first of its kind among furniture dealers in the New York market. The space has been designed around a free-address concept where employees are given a palette of places to work instead of a dedicated workstation.
“The way people work is changing and so must we,” said Gaslow. “Business leaders today are charged with responding to the evolution of technology in the workplace, the attraction and retention of future generations of leaders, optimizing productivity levels amongst employees and a pressing need to reduce their overall real estate footprint. We have found that companies can help support many of these corporate initiatives by offering a flexible, more collaborative space to their employees.”
Richard Gulardo, COO, added, “The intent of our new spaces is two-fold: to inspire the design community and introduce clients to this new type of working environment. By adopting it first ourselves, we’re paving the way for clients to begin to visualize how this idea can be molded successfully to work within their own companies. We are excited to be on the forefront of this major shift.”
For more information, visit www.empireoffice.com