EQ3 Contract Collaborates with KPMB Architects
With over 15 years of furniture manufacturing and retail experience, EQ3 is expanding its services into the contract world. It recently saw the installation of 10 custom furniture pieces that it designed with KPMB and manufactured for the renovation of Lloyd Hall, a 210-room residence that opened in the fall of 2017. Situated at the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity—a place for artists and guests to work, sleep, and create with the spectacular Rocky Mountains as a backdrop—KPMB Architects led the building’s renovation which included upgrading the existing pre-cast 1967 concrete façade with new timber fins to provide a “vertical camouflage” so the building could recede into its alpine surroundings.
Articulated wooden task lamps, sensuously sculpted beds, sensible case goods and clean, breezy chairs complete Lloyd Hall’s new interiors inspired by the idea of cabin, Canadian craftsmanship, and connection to place. The individual rooms are small, so each piece of furniture had to perform multiple tasks and allow for settings of conversation, solitary work, or simply provide a sense of retreat.
This project enabled EQ3 Contract to promote its design services and capabilities—from its upholstery production plant in Winnipeg to its global partners in case good manufacturing—supporting all aspects of product design, sampling, delivery, installation and marketing. EQ3 Contract’s collaboration with KPMB Architects allowed it enhance the newly created architecture for this intensively designed 110,000 square-foot hospitality project.
Be sure to visit EQ3 at IDS Contract to see the launch of their new line in 2019.