Kellogg’s Merchandise Mart

Chicago, IL

TAP worked directly with Kellogg’s Chief Growth Officer on their new Global Marketing Office in the iconic Merchandise Mart. The executive wanted a modern yet functional office that preserved the buildings’ historic integrity and embraced the local community. Over the course of 8-months, the space underwent a complete transformation. Previously occupied by a radio station, the second-floor space contained a black painted ceiling and walls, creating a dark and enclosed environment. The dark ceiling was removed and the open ceiling painted white to brighten and open up the space. Drywall was removed, revealing the original brick walls and exposing the building’s natural character. To further contribute to the open, modern, and transparent feel while also providing a sound barrier for private conversations, glass walls were used for conference rooms. As the project took shape, TAP took note of the monochromatic palette being formed by the natural and industrial elements. To offset the sterile feel, yet maintain the simple aesthetic, communal seating areas were created with bold colored vintage and custom furniture. The bright colors create visual interest and can be seen from most areas of the open office.

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