The Chase Tower in Downtown Detroit is home to In-House Realty and one of several buildings in which Quicken Loans team members help clients close on their perfect mortgage. But for Ambassador Magazine, it was the unique setting where this season’s hottest fashions could inspire readers to find their perfect fall wardrobe.
Quicken Loans is excited to share the news that the September/October issue of Ambassador Magazine features 16 pages of the Chase Tower’s unique design.
After seeing online images of the building’s interior, an Ambassador stylist toured the space and decided to shoot the entire fall fashion photo feature, “Business Savvy” in what team members lovingly call “The Qube.” This was music to the ears of Melissa Price and her team. Price is Director of the Business Office and Facilities for Quicken Loans and together with Andrew Lemanek, conceptualizes and executes on design themes for Quicken Loans buildings.
“We’re constantly on the lookout for new and exciting concepts and designs, and “repeating ourselves” is simply not our style” Price explained. “Our spaces most definitely share common DNA amongst them – they’ve all got the same parents, yet each “sibling” has its own unique personality and attributes.”
For The Qube, her team sat down with Rossetti, a global architectural firm and expressed that they wanted to do something fun, energetic and “anti-beige.”
From an architectural standpoint, a games motif was Rossetti’s answer to the Quicken Loans wish list. Deines felt that “gaming culture” encapsulated the company’s creative and collaborative approach to work. Everything from ceiling fixtures, to paint, carpet, and overall layout, was inspired by popular games.
“Working with Rossetti’s brilliant Kelly Deines, our goal was to provide a physical representation of the quirky and contagious energy of gaming – it’s stimulating, its color palette is loud, and most importantly, it speaks to our company’s culture,” said Lemanek. “It’s who we are. It’s high fashion as viewed through a pair of blue and red 3-D glasses. ”
“Melissa and I populated the space with our spin on the world – including themes for each floor, furniture, gum ball machines, arcade machines, leg lamps, restroom signs and conference room names,” added Lemanek. “My personal favorite is the old glass mail tubes on the south end of each floor. Each 9-foot-high tube is filled with something related to that floor’s theme like board game pieces, ping pong balls, dice, chess pieces and jacks.”
To see all of this exciting décor, pick up a copy of Ambassador Magazine, which offers reports about fashion, travel, entertainment, business and lifestyle, all from a Detroit perspective. If you can’t get your hands on a physical copy, check out a few of the photos below!