DCI Artform’s new Chicago office launches a technology hub, creating ease of access to clients and greater visibility within the central United States. As an international and digital organization, the space needed to be able to accommodate for clients traveling to the office.
The home became part of CannonDesign’s inspiration, integrating residential influences into the workplace. The café and meeting areas function as living spaces, allowing DCI Artform’s clients that travel far distances to feel at home. Comfort was also influential—not only for visitors, but also employees who work long hours and spend the majority of their day in the office. The café has a full service coffee bar and functional seating to accommodate for multiple uses. Throughout the office there are various working environments that allow employees to be flexible and use spaces that accommodate the functions of their tasks.
At the center of the new office, a digital CAVE virtually showcases retail environments. The CAVE puts DCI Artform’s clients inside virtual environments to see options for future product displays. This environment ultimately enables DCI Artform to translate their philosophy of retail science to their clients – allowing them to discover, immerse and visualize end solutions.
Photography: Christopher Barrett