Arteriors, a leading provider of luxury furniture, lighting and decor for commercial and residential settings, is pleased to announce the relocation of its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The new office, which features 234 Arteriors products installed within the built environment, will serve as a hybrid workspace for 150+ Dallas-based employees. Now open at partial capacity, the headquarters will officially open to all employees on June 1, 2020.
The Arteriors HQ — which includes 35,500 square feet of office space directly adjacent to a 300,000 square foot warehouse — is centered around inspiration, brand immersion, and connection. To create this high-utility work environment, President Steve Davis tapped the creative mind at the helm of its visual merchandising and showroom experiences, Visual and Branded Environments Director Vincent Fuentes. The design phase began in 2019, but once the pandemic began, Fuentes spearheaded critical adjustments to the office design to accommodate a safe, functional hybrid workplace model.
With in-office time scaled back, the goal of creating an inspiring experience took even higher precedence. Fuentes and the design team incorporated over 234 Arteriors products across lighting, furniture and decor into the office to create an immersive, luxurious experience. In addition to the high-utility workstation and meeting rooms, the company incorporated a mock showroom into the new office to provide invaluable context around how each part of the business manifests in the final showroom experience. The 500-square foot space also doubles as a test lab for the merchandising team to experiment with visual displays of the latest collections.
“Our new headquarters shows the full potential of using decorative furniture and accents to create an inviting, warm, and collaborative office environment that is designed to foster creativity.” says Steve Davis, President and CEO of Arteriors. “We couldn’t be happier to have this beautiful facility in place to support our aggressive growth plans.”
Before breaking ground, Arteriors invested heavily in employee questionnaires and focus groups to ensure staff visions and needs were heard and incorporated into the overall design scheme. Essential requirements for the space included a flexible layout to optimize cross-department workflows; ample natural light; and accessibility to various workstations, private conference rooms, and a wellness room. To allocate for social distancing, the HQ includes a blend of individual offices, cubicles and open-concept stations to accommodate as many as 125 individuals. In the future post-COVID world, the office design can quickly expand to allow for as many as 175 daily employees, serving as a homebase for international team members to receive in-person training and product immersions.
In addition to the refreshed interiors, the office’s technology infrastructure has been reinforced to adapt to hybrid working. In order to optimize communication between those working from the office and from home, in-office phones have been equipped with extensions that can connect directly with individual employees’ cell phones, with the ability to connect to all video conferencing platforms. Company laptops offer screen mirroring capabilities, and high-speed internet can be found throughout the office.
The new Dallas-based headquarters is reflective of Arteriors’ vision and mission for the future, which aims to continue expanding its portfolio of clients, product offerings, and brand presence. The company looks forward to broadening its unique product offerings to the ever-changing commercial and residential markets as well as amplifying its workforce within the new space.