HON DC Resource Center & Showroom

Location: Washington, DC
Project Size: 8,500 SF

The HON Company is a leading designer and manufacturer of workplace furniture. With multiple showrooms across the country, HON sought to relocate and expand its DC showroom space in order to better serve its current client-base and penetrate new markets with a prominent location in the heart of DC’s business district.

The HON DC resource center and showroom interplays education and place with direct, real world examples of effective office design to demonstrate how thoughtful architecture, smart planning and HON furniture come together to create a great workplace. Upon entering, visitors are greeted with a gallery-like atmosphere of crisp contrasts, linear lighting and a universal workstation concept that readily adapts to change with minimal facilitation. The reception area or “plaza” was inspired by the monuments of the Nation’s capital. For example, HON’s logo is prominently displayed as a free standing “monument” on a grassy, raised platform at the heart of the space. The open ceilings and mostly white space brings focus to HON’s extensive portfolio of office furniture products. Thoughtful pops of HON’s signature green are interwoven throughout the design to reinforce the organization’s prestigious and unique brand identity.