Costa Mesa, CA

Orange County Showroom, designed by RAPT Studio.

Pivot OC Plaza

To better serve the design community in Orange County, Pivot teamed with RAPT Studio and Howard Building Corporation to design and build a working showroom that embraces the future of workspace and showcases products that support the innovative possibilities of their furniture solutions.

Located on the first floor of a premier office building, the showroom boasts floor to ceiling exterior glass walls that look out at a Noguchi Garden outside, an elegant nod to the furniture featured in the showroom designed by the famous sculptor and designer. The 8,500 square foot space includes a glass front VIP meeting room and a separate team conference room, an executive private office, and a central gathering space that converts from a meeting room to a common social area at the heart of the showroom. Retractable glass walls slide to either open the space or create a closed training or meeting room environment. Advanced audio visual capabilities allow for real time video conferencing and interactive training. Automated shades control the natural daylight exposure, and lush plants populate the space, tying it to the gardens just outside.

The majority of the space is furnished with MillerKnoll furniture and allows Pivot employees to travel throughout the space during the day to various work environments, depending on the type of work they are doing. A large informal seating area and an open kitchen and bar greet visitors as they enter the space, immediately establishing a welcoming atmosphere. More traditional work stations and individual touch down stations allow for more concentrated work.

Fine wood millwork and wall panels define the kitchen, bar and adjacent display areas, and floor finishes vary between polished concrete, wood and patches of vibrant, patterned carpet. Exposed ceilings allow for height in the space, and the use of glass at conference rooms, meeting areas and in the central common area allows for transparency through the entire space.