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New IIDA Headquarters Shines Bright with Adotta Glass Partitions.
NeoCon 2017 set the stage for the unveiling of the International Interior Design Association’s new International Headquarters. IIDA, the driving force of interior design thinking around the globe, needed a new space to better serve their members, to foster thought leadership and collaboration in the interior design community.
The IIDA’s new Headquarters was unveiled in a grand opening party on June 12th during the first day of NeoCon. Hundreds of interior designers from around the world gathered to celebrate the new home of IIDA. In attendance were IIDA Fellows and Board Members, as well as trendsetters and leaders of the global design community.
To help IIDA achieve their ideal space, Adotta was selected to build all of the interior walls through their Chicago distributor, Wing Partners. Adotta’s minimal glass office fronts take full advantage of natural sunlight coming in through floor-to-ceiling windows. In conference rooms, bold black translucent glass contrasts highly polished aluminum, lending privacy to designers while still allowing light to pass through. Most strikingly, the 60-foot retractable telescoping glass wall in the south end of the HQ can be closed off for private events, or fully opened to flow seamlessly with the rest of the space.
“Our new Headquarters is an open and welcoming workplace, showcasing innovation in interior design not only for our employees and IIDA members, but for anyone in the worldwide design community who visits our new event space.” -Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA.
After many successful years in the Merchandise Mart, the IIDA carefully selected their new space for its architectural importance. It overlooks the Chicago Riverwalk at 111 East Wacker Drive, an iconic building designed by the legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The new interior design tips its hat to this historic building with sections of ceiling open to reveal the modernist master’s structural slab.
Todd Heiser of Gensler, Contract Magazine’s 2016 Designer of the Year, designed the new space. From shared offices to temporary ones, Heiser and his team designed the interior to encourage collective work and collaboration. In the 17,000 square feet of the new IIDA Headquarters, all work modes are possible, from private offices to casual meeting spaces. There is a sense of openness and playfulness with warm, colorful seating areas set to a blank canvas of classic black & white.
The choice of Adotta Metafora also serves as a symbolic link between the architecture and interior design. If you visit Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, you can see the shared appreciation of balance and symmetry in framed glass. From the low profile with the floating effect of a continuous reveal, to the distinctive elegant exposed hardware, the Metafora system is designed to be unparalleled in the proportions of every detail. Metafora provides the perfect window to showcase IIDA’s interior design, while subtly standing on its own as an interior architectural element.
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10th-11th May 2017, booth 188
After winning over the New York design scene and a distinguished panel of experts, and taking the prestigious Architizer A+ Award for the Glazing Systems and Products category with the project WALLEN, thanks to its creativity and innovative design, ADOTTA lands in Switzerland where it’s looking forward to meeting you at the major gathering of Architect@Work Zürich to show you products and the latest news.
The exclusive event, conceived as an itinerant format and addressed to an audience of architects, designers and interior designers, is an event that, from one European city to another, selects the most interesting products and news in the technological, material and design fields applied to architecture.
Architect@Work has a dual appeal: it offers the professional more then 500 innovative products selected by a technical commission, and also presents a range of refresher seminars with distinguished guests, appointments which are particularly appreciated by insiders and design lovers.
Those familiar with the event know that only products which distinguish themselves by excellence and innovation are accepted and exhibited in its eminent international context.
A select panel of experts and professionals chose the ADOTTA products which will be shown to the international public, in an exhibition structure unique in its kind. In order to guarantee the best contact between exhibitors and visitors, the itinerary is threaded with small uniform modules where one can discover the latest contemporary trends.
Visitor will be able to get to know Architizer A+A Award-winning product WALLEN and METAFORA.
Both products have been designed for contemporary workplaces as components of comfortable solutions in various finishes to meet client needs, where the glass transparent beauty of wall partitions dovetails perfectly with wooden warmth and aluminium elegance.
We are delighted to announce a great success for Adotta, GEZA and all the team.
WALLEN conquered the online community thanks to his great creativity and cutting Edge functional design and won the prestigious Architizer A+ Award in the Popular Choice Glazing Systems & product category.
Architizer A+Awards represent an international and important acknowledgment in the world of architecture, counting hundreds of worldwide based professionals participating each year.
Structure, functionality and innovation are the main criteria chosen to select the quality and the excellence of the winning projects selected by unique judges.
On 11th May Adotta will be participating at the Gala evening night in New York to receive the prestigious Architizer A+Awards prize.
WALLEN, THE WOODEN WALL has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+Awards for the Glazing Systems & Products category.
We are participating in a competition for the two most sought-after awards: The Architizer A+Awards Jury Award and the Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Award.
Vote for WALLEN until March 30th. Thank you.
The Adotta Team wishes you Happy Holiday and a successful New Year!
The Switzer Group is the Gold Winner at 2016 New York Design Awards.
A project of research and cutting-edge technology for Adotta.
We are pleased to announce the success of The Switzer Group, 2016 Gold Winner of the prestigious New York Design Awards in the category Interior Design – Corporate.
The fifteen thousand square metres project has been commissioned by IBM for the new and sophisticated headquarters of Watson Heath, inside Cambridge Genetic Research Hub.
In collaboration with The Switzer Group for this notable project, Adotta has provided Metafora glass walls towards the creation of luminous offices, conference rooms, private offices, phone booths as well as business suites equipped with textile and felt paneled boards.
The project has been thought out down to the smallest detail by The Switzer Group, making it possible to experience the innovative technology IBM Watson Health, the first cognitive computed to ever been put in the market. Standing out for a new era of Information Technology, it also provides a space where to design brand-new series of programmes, software and apps.
The Genetic Research Hub prides itself on having important scientific innovation and the latest technology such as Watston Client Interaction Center, where the clients can experience the Watson System. It was in fact, created for analyzing, and learning from past experiences while acquiring values and knowledge through time, which contributes in providing greater possibilities of growth for doctors and researchers.
The Genetic Research Hub also includes learning spaces, a café, a leisure room, an auditorium and a fitness centre.
Adotta has been seen as the leading force for the foundation of Watson Health Headquarters. In this prestigious and notable collaboration, the project welcomes the cognitive era of health.
We are proud to announce our new wall system WALLEN, the wooden wall.
Designed by GEZA.
Discover it with us at the international exhibition of ORGATEC 2016, Cologne.
We are happy to annouce we are presenting at the ORGATEC 2016 in Cologne from October 25 to 29, 2016 (Hall 10.2, Stand P030). We would be pleased to welcome you and show you our new product!
On the “CONTACT” page please see the addresses of our new regional representation in WASHINGTON DC and DALLAS, TX.
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