Wayland, NY–Gunlocke, an industry leader in high-end casegoods, conferencing, seating and lounge furniture, is proud to unveil the Grand Prize $75,000 makeover recently completed for Crisis Nursery— the winner of its first “Office Needs for Good Deeds” online office makeover contest.

The makeover features Gunlocke’s award-winning casegood line, Silea£. The offering is a unique furniture solution thatincorporates functional necessities like technology integration, wire management and innovative storage. It boasts aesthetic diversity and appeal that has not been sacrificed in the name of utility. In fact, Silea’s beauty lies not only in its functionality and flexibility of scale, but its simplicity.

Additional sponsors and products of the Gunlocke “Office Needs for Good Deeds” online contest included Johnsonite Space£ modular resilient flooring and wall base, Luxo Terea£ task lighting and Loft£ uplighting, as well as Pratt & Lambert Accolade® acrylic latex interior coatings.

“We’re extremely pleased with the newly redesigned space and all it has to offer to those who work for Crisis Nursery,” said Don Mead, president of Gunlocke. “Being able to provide a deserving organization like Crisis Nursery with beautiful, new offices is something we’re very proud to do. We hope our efforts have produced not only a more productive and attractive workspace, but one that the hard-working Crisis Nursery employees can enjoy for many years to come.”

Located in Urbana, Illinois, Crisis Nursery is an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse through the provision of emergency intervention and support to families in crisis. Crisis Nursery was one of 116 non-profit organizations that submitted pictures of their offices along with a written description of their work within the community and how an office makeover would positively impact their ability to better serve their communities. A panel of judges then selected 10 semifinalists, out of which Crisis Nursery waschosen as the Grand Prize winner. Entrants were judged on their devotion to execute the non-profit’s mission, their positive influence on the community and the need for a more efficient workspace.

“The Crisis Nursery feels extremely fortunate to have been chosen to receive this much-needed makeover of our working space,” said Stephanie Record, executive director of Crisis Nursery.

“Since all of our funding goes to support children and families, our mismatched furniture of desks, chairs, tables and filing cabinets were not items that we could afford to replace. Gunlocke’s modern, functional desks and storage units are better designed for our spaces allowing everyone to work more productively.

The makeover has also been a tremendous morale booster for staff members who have become accustomed to working in less than ideal conditions, and it has enhanced the professionalism of the office space for donors who enter our doors on a daily basis to support our mission,” noted Record.
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About Gunlocke

The Gunlocke Company is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of wood contract furniture: casegoods, seating and tables. As it focuses on developing fresh, responsive new solutions for the workplace, the company carries forward a tradition of quality craftsmanship, technical expertise and conscientious customer service. The Gunlocke name is synonymous with design integrity, manufacturing excellence and enduring value. Eight U.S. presidents and leading decision makers in a range of industries have made the company’s products their choice.

Gunlocke has a growing North American presence, with showrooms located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Muscatine, Iowa.

SOURCE: The Gunlocke Co.

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