Haworth Opens California Showroom

April 29, 2005
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HOLLAND — Furniture manufacturer Haworth unveiled its new West Coast showroom to more than 500 designers last week in an opening cosponsored by Interior Design magazine.

Co-designed by Interior Design Hall of Fame member Eva Maddox and the Los Angeles offices of Perkins & Will, much of the 18,000-square-foot interior was fabricated with recycled and renewable products such as wheatboard, and systems wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Showroom features include raised floors, movable walls, energy saving lighting, and an under-floor heating and cooling system.

Conceived with West Coast needs in mind, the space will also act as a design resource center, offering advice from knowledgeable staff on subjects such as cost-effective building, reusability, project planning and sustainability.

“This showroom illustrates our commitment to adaptable and sustainable work environments,” said Haworth Chairman and CEO Dick Haworth.

The showroom is an applicant for the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification.    

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