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Whirlpool Corporation

WHA designed Whirlpool Corporation’s Chicago space, better known as World of Whirlpool. This multifaceted project included showrooms, training space, corporate interiors, kitchen and laundry vignettes, and flexible work areas.

Location

Chicago, IL

Year Completed

2018

Square Feet

26,000

Service

Architectural Design, Interior Design, Showroom

Industry

Corporate & Commercial
Showroom

WHA designed the space to incorporate several brands while respecting Whirlpool’s overall standards by translating them into cohesive and functional finishes, millwork, lighting and spatial experiences. The upper floors are primarily used for private B2B showroom space where clients can visit and learn about the brands: Whirlpool, Maytag and Kitchen Aid. Most kitchens were designed to function “live,” where clients can interact with products and appliances through hands-on experiences.

The Customer Experience Center at World of Whirlpool targets everyday end-users and was designed to be a public-facing space to bring awareness to the consumer market. Located on the first floor, visitors can enter at street level and explore products and appliances hands-on, take cooking classes with chefs on rotation, or take laundry classes using Whirlpool Corporation products.