This project might possibly be the most anticipated new destination to hit downtown Findlay. Although, technically you can drink Findlay Brewing Company's beer now, you certainly can't do it in style.
C Sterling Jewelers has been at their current location in Levis Commons for 9 years. Owner, Christian Sterling, takes pride in the quality, name brand designer jewelry he offers as well as the family-like relationships he cultivates with his clients. However, over the last decade, as is the case with most retail spaces, the overall interior finishes no longer reflect the quality and good looks that his business stands on.
Inspired by the recently completed Global Technology Center, the manager of the consumer quality systems desired a similar renovation for their new space. With the new image of Cooper quickly taking shape, the manager's first request was that the dealers who enter the space will remember that they are at Cooper Tire, and not at a competitor's office.
In the case of Gateway Church, and so many other projects we work on, furniture is like the icing on the cake. It has the power to enhance the "wow" factor or totally botch the attempt of the rest of the interior finishes. Most of the furniture in Gateway will be located in the cafe, which is becoming the central focal point for connecting the old building with the new. As the design has evolved, the desire came about to provide the opportunity to create an experience in this space. The cafe will be utilized as a hub to educate those in the space about missions at Gateway, be a catalyst for impromptu gatherings and fellowship, and be a place of comfort and relaxation while enjoying a cup of coffee. It became very clear that the design needed to incorporate a mix of private, soft seating, more individualized stools looking out the windows, and tables and chairs with the flexibility to be pulled together for larger groups to converse. With a balance of modern, yet practical, furniture pieces with colorful and easy to clean fabrics, this furniture is exactly the finishing touch needed to complete the new environment.
Here are some examples of some of the concepts that we're currently considering.