May 25, 2022
Kimball International is excited to announce that the Fulton Market District has been chosen as the new home for their 2023 Chicago showroom.
Debuting in the spring of 2023, Kimball International will be relocating from their current space at 325 N. Wells Street to the full-floor, 13,000 square foot showroom located at 318 N. Carpenter Street. In the new space, Kimball International will showcase their five workplace, education, and health brands: Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, and Poppin.
“As business leaders anticipate and execute office returns, healthcare organizations confront caregiver burnout, and in-person learning continues its resurgence, we wanted to create a space that inspires their tomorrow,” said Michael Roch, Chief Customer Officer, Kimball International. “Our new flagship showroom will be a destination that engages customers, business partners, influencers, and talent, creating a truly memorable experience in a part of the city that matches our creative spirit, rich history, and innovative nature.”
Located in the heart of the Fulton Market District, Kimball International’s new space is in close proximity to tech and design firms, local eateries, trendy galleries and boutiques, and residential spaces. The showroom features a balcony area with an open-air, wrap-around outdoor terrace and full-height windows that maximize daylight and city views. With plans to become WELL certified, this space will proactively support the health and wellness of those that visit and work in the showroom.
“We are thrilled to have a blank slate and the opportunity to challenge the status quo of showrooms by designing a space that can be so much more,” said Jessica Gubbins, Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Kimball International. “Our space will be an experience hub where the design community, our customers, and CRE partners can come to not only be inspired by the products, solutions, and resources that we have to offer, but also create connections. Whether it is joining in for a learning experience, thought leadership event, or socializing and conversation, we are excited to create an interactive environment.”
“Kimball International has been a pleasure to work with over a relationship spanning nearly two decades,” said Andy Gooliak, Vice President, Colliers International. “They have enjoyed their street level space and the ability to be connected to the River North neighborhood and their customers for many years, so it’s only natural for Kimball International to take the next step to join the vibrant community of Fulton Market in the first-class asset at 318 N. Carpenter, as it is the fastest growing office submarket in the nation.”
Continuing a long-standing relationship, Kimball International has selected Eastlake Studio as their partner to design and develop this new showroom space. “Eastlake Studio is thrilled to be collaborating with Kimball International on their new Fulton Market showroom,” said Peter Randolph, Director and Architect, Eastlake Studio. “We are proud to be working with the innovative leadership at Kimball International to bring an experiential design destination to Chicago’s growing creative hub.”
About Kimball International Kimball International is a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings company with deep expertise in the Workplace, Health, and Hospitality markets. We combine our bold entrepreneurial spirit, a history of craftsmanship, and today’s design driven thinking alongside a commitment to our culture of caring and lasting connections with our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities. For over 70 years, our brands have seized opportunities to customize solutions into personalized experiences, turning ordinary spaces into meaningful places. Our family of brands includes Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, Kimball Hospitality, D’style, and Poppin. Kimball International is based in Jasper, Indiana. www.kimballinternational.com
For additional information contact: Abby Troutman Abby.Troutman@KimballInternational.com