COI + First Avenue

Together As One Servicing Manitoba

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Together As One: Contemporary Office Interiors are excited to announce that First Avenue Office Furnishings will be joining our family.

Joining COI with First Avenue creates a powerful synergy in the Winnipeg market and unifies both the MillerKnoll and DIRTT brands throughout Manitoba. We are excited to bring two like-minded teams of people together, and by integrating with each other to better serve our clients and industry partners.

In our initial conversations with Karen Watt and Claudette Medway, it was immediately apparent that our organizations shared a deep alignment in culture and core values. We had two exceptionally experienced teams of people who were representing many of the same brands throughout Manitoba, but we were focused on different customer segments. We are thankful for the support and encouragement of our two primary supply partners, MillerKnoll and DIRTT, for unifying the brands in Manitoba. We know this is going to help us create a better service offering and experience for our clients, as well as our partners in the design and construction community. We are thrilled to welcome the entire First Avenue team to the COI family.” -Rory Ellis, Chief Executive Officer and Owner, COI

About Contemporary Office Interiors:

Founded in 1968, COI has been a founding member of the Herman Miller Certified Network since 1988. Through over 36 years of partnership together, COI has expanded to represent MillerKnoll (formerly Herman Miller) in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto, providing clients with furniture procurement, design, architectural walls, commercial flooring, installation, and logistics services.

About First Avenue Office Furnishings:

Since 1990, First Avenue has been the distribution partner for Knoll in Manitoba and added DIRTT in 2007. Working with our clients and the A&D community, our sales team help create customizable, sustainable architectural interiors while promoting flexibility. Our service team not only delivers and installs these flexible spaces, they also efficiently coordinate reconfigurations, focus on reusing products, and reducing waste.

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