The Rochester showroom of Sedgwick Business Interiors, 176 Anderson Ave., fits right into the Neighborhood of the Arts: a bit quirky with a creative bent.
It’s an old industrial space that was converted into a showroom, with huge vaulted exposed ceilings, the original wood rafters, exposed hardware from the original transom windows and exposed brick. Most of the walls are on angles, so nothing is quite squared off. The business has been at the site since 1997 and the interior design is ever evolving with the current trends and needs of the workplace.
The space is both a workspace and a showroom for clients to come see the product in person.
Kelley Yates, director of design for Sedgwick, implements suggestions from staff, trending market needs and promoted products in the showroom’s evolution.
The space was designed in such a way that staff was already six feet or more apart, and the company has always offered flexibility in where people could sit and when people could work from home, so it was well positioned when the pandemic hit.
Companies involved in creating the space include Stern Properties (Gary Stern); Zausmer-Frische Scruton & Aggarwal; and Andra Bouman, former design director for Sedgwick Business Interiors.
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