Circle Furniture is a family-run furniture business, scaling multiple locations throughout New England. This business has been operating for over 70 years and has become well-known for its contemporary designs and quality craftsmanship. Circle Furniture also places a great emphasis on sustainable practices and being heavily involved with local charities and organizations. For their customers, their retail businesses offer a curated-selection of quality furnishings from local vendors and craftsmen.
Primarily, Circle Furniture can be found in many popular cities Massachusetts. Their first store in New Hampshire can be found in Portsmouth, located in the heart of the Seacoast Community. Circle Furniture’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire location is special in that, not only is it a large showroom, but it is also a full-service design center. Here consultants can meet with their clients to provide design expertise and help their customers bring their design visions to life.
Circle Furniture needed experts who could help design the systems for their Portsmouth Location. This location provided a very unique challenge in that the space serves two very different needs. The design needs of a showroom and design center require very subtle and intricate differences. On one side, systems design is needed for a more functional aspect so Circle Furniture could properly showcase their designs in a way that appeals to their customers. On the other hand, the systems for the design center need to cater to functionality and more personalized interactions.
Circle Furniture’s Portsmouth Showroom required designs for just about every aspect of the building —electrical designs for the showroom lighting, plumbing design for the structure’s facilities and even designs fire protection and HVAC systems. To add to this challenge, these designs needed to be functional while helping to create a space consistent Circle Furniture’s needs and the quality experience their customers have come to know.
Through it’s extensive project history with retail buildings, CSI Engineering recognizing the importance that the building system designs would have on the retail environment. CSI’s experience lent itself perfectly to this project. The CSI team worked closely with Circle Furniture’s team in order to understand their specific needs so it could aid Circle Furniture in creating the perfect retail environment.
The CSI Engineering team lent its expertise to this project and specifically created intricate designs for all aspects of the structure systems, including electrical, HVAC/mechanical, fire protection, and plumbing systems. Together, each of these system designs helped the Circle Furniture team create the perfect showroom and design center environment for their customers.