NOWN and Partners by Design collaborated to implement a groundbreaking application of Atmosphera® Analog 3D ceiling system at Mead Johnson Nutrition’s North America Headquarters in Chicago. This project served as the launching ground for Soft Sound® wood texture, a naturalistic version of NOWN’s high-performance Soft Sound® acoustical material, made from 100% recyclable PET and NRC rated up to 0.9. This allows the ceiling to achieve significant noise reduction throughout the 5.759 sqm space, while complementing and enhancing the organic feel of undulating ceiling, designed to reflect the banks of the adjacent Chicago River.
Another notable component of the collaboration is the central atrium stairwell’s custom steel guardrails, an application of NOWN’s Graphic Perf® Scripted, designed to mimic the texture of the bridges visible below. NOWN’s innovative design enhances the space while simultaneously serving as an expression of the headquarters surroundings and Mead Johnson Nutrition’s corporate culture and values.
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Architect: Partners by Design – CH
- Installer: PCI – CH
- Photography: Tom Harris - Architectural Photography