Designing a Dynamic Tenant Experience at 1 North State Street

The Project

Originally built in the early 1900s as the flagship Mandel Brothers department store in Chicago, One North State Street now operates as multi-tenant offices and retail stores. The property's recent renovations offer new amenities to better serve today's tenants and combine historic architecture with sophisticated, modern facilities.

CBRE and TurningArt collaborated to bring fresh energy to One North State's entryway space through a rotational art program. The large-scale exhibition was curated to breathe dynamic energy into the clean and minimal space, while also offering an engaging visual story for tenants and visitors.

From Mari, the Art Advisor

“Because the artwork is situated in the entryway, we knew this collection had to make a strong first impression, while still complementing the industrial chic design and resonating with the tenant community. With a long, white sectioned wall as our install site, we built a gallery-style exhibition of bold, playful, and pop culture-inspired artwork. 

It is always a pleasure to work with a team that appreciates artists and understands the power art can have on the experience of a space. I look forward to continuing to work with CBRE at their One North State Street location and beyond.”

From Sara, a CBRE SVP Broker 

“I was referred to TurningArt as our team began the process of replacing a previous art installation that just didn't speak to the community. For the new collection, we wanted to feature local art and incorporate bold color and graphics. After our last artwork experience, the option to rotate the artwork down the road was a key advantage.

Mari provided us with a group of artists whose work successfully captured the atmosphere we envisioned and the process ran seamlessly. To complement the installation, their team custom-designed collection brochures, available at the front desk for tenants and visitors to learn more about the exhibit.

We are really happy with the first installation and excited to rotate in a new collection with TurningArt next year.”

To see more of TurningArt's work on-site, head over to our installation gallery. To learn more about our programs, set up a free consultation with an Art Advisor here!fuyN_12_IMG_9844_FrSon copy-min-1fuyN_9_IMG_9839_FrSon copy-min-1fuyN_18_IMG_9859_FrSon copy-min-1fuyN_14_IMG_3543_FrSon_FrSon

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