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Gensler reveals downtown office design for Wilson Sporting Goods

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Leather gloves and wooden courts inspired the design

Courtesy of Wilson and Gensler Chicago, Tom Harris Photography

Last year Wilson Sporting Goods announced they’d be moving into One Prudential Plaza, and newly released images from global architecture firm Gensler, reveal a sleek sports-inspired build-out at the iconic building.

Creating sports equipment that becomes a natural extension of the athlete’s ability is a hallmark of Wilson’s brand, and that philosophy is incorporated in the company’s office design. Wilson’s products, think wooden bats and leather gloves, has inspired the palette of materials throughout the office constructed by Skender. Exposed concrete and expanded metal are a nod to the many neighborhood parks and recreation spaces where their equipment gets used.

Courtesy of Wilson and Gensler Chicago, Tom Harris Photography

Conference rooms are themed with vignettes of athletes and the major sports that Wilson makes equipment for. There’s a green scoreboard wall with vintage Wilson posters and a little bit of ivy creeping around the corner—no doubt a shoutout to Wrigley Field.

The playful office features an abstract, floor-to-ceiling art installation made of up layered tennis rackets, colorful court fragments, softballs, golf tees and many other materials. The textures and elements used throughout each space are meant to inspire people to move, work, play, or experiment.

Courtesy of Wilson and Gensler Chicago, Tom Harris Photography
Courtesy of Wilson and Gensler Chicago, Tom Harris Photography