Earlier this week, Interphase Interiors
announced plans to open a new multi-use space called Studio Blue in the first quarter of 20015 at 35 Oakes Street SW.
Studio Blue will serve as a meeting and workspace for Interphase Interior employees as well as a showroom for customers and a collaboration space for partner interior designers and architects.
The 1,600-square-foot space will be managed by developers at Rockford Construction Co.
and owned by Haworth, Inc.
, with interior design by Interphase Interiors and structural design by GMB Architecture. The urban-industrial interior is met with custom woodwork designed around the building's original 1914 tilting, with modern furniture created by Haworth designers from around the globe.
The space will also come equipped with Haworth's collaborative technology solution, work ware, which Interphase spokesperson Adam Russo describes as a "technology solution that allows an unlimited number of users to wirelessly share their computer screens to a monitor."
Additionally, the technology's quad view feature allows up to four users to wirelessly share their screens at the same time.
"We are excited to be a part of the downtown Grand Rapids creative community," says Interphase Interiors President Randy DeBoer. "With Blue35 being a joint-venture between Rockford Development and Haworth, Studio Blue will give us a presence in a building with eight floors of Haworth product for showroom purposes plus member access to meting rooms, bluescape technology and shared collaborative workspaces."
Written by Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Studio Blue