K-array Expands R&D Department and Upgrades Offices

K-array is proud to announce the expansion and renovation of both its Italian and USA headquarters. These state-of-the-art facilities, featuring the latest KSCAPE RAIL and RAIL S technology, showcase the brand’s lighting and audio solutions as an ideal choice for corporate and workplace environments.

“By integrating advanced design elements and cutting-edge technology, we have created an environment that fosters creativity and collaboration,” confirms Alex Tatini, K-array CEO. “The new spaces enhance our research and development capabilities and embody the K-array spirit of ingenuity and quality.”

At the Italian headquarters, nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside just outside of Florence, the upgrade was focused on the brand’s R&D, Software, Mechanical, Electrical and Audio Research departments. The new pavilion, comprised of two floors, has been completely renovated to encompass the expansion of the growing departments, with wood furnishings crafted by local artisans. Furthermore, the new offices are designed in line with the company's main pavilion and overall aesthetic signature. The attention to detail in lighting and audio design has been a focal point of the project and represented an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of RAIL S, the latest product release from the K-array group’s KSCAPE brand. Whilst the ground floor is dedicated to a series of R&D testing rooms, upstairs offers an expansive office space, with RAIL S across multiple zones.

Firstly, RAIL S with OPAL optics illuminates the stair area providing soft, efficient lighting with an innovative installation that includes hidden steel structures for easy maintenance. At the top of the stairs, the first floor includes a seating and bar area with tunable RAIL S fixtures, deployed in an L-shape to provide a design feature as well as background audio and lighting. Through the RAIL S integration with Casambi, automatic lighting colour adjustments are programmed to sync with the natural rhythms of daylight, creating an atmosphere that fosters productivity. The RAIL S fixtures are connected to an in-ceiling compact K-array Rumble subwoofer for low frequencies, whilst seamless automation through a KNX control system allows for automation of blinds and sensors from custom-designed touch panels, further enhancing the functionality of the space.

Other highlights include ceiling-mounted white RAIL S fixtures in the Chief R&D Office and four black RAIL S fixtures with individual Casambi-controlled projectors in the R&D meeting room. Here, the adjustable projector lights illuminate a 6-metre-long wall displaying K-array prototypes from across the decades, representing the use-case of RAIL S with projectors in gallery or museum settings.

“We are thrilled to unveil our newly renovated R&D offices at K-array headquarters,” continues Tatini. “We are confident that this investment will drive forward our mission to deliver superior audio and light solutions.”

Meanwhile, K-array USA headquarters in Massachusetts have also undergone a significant transformation, doubling its workspace to accommodate the growing team and business demands. The new facility features a demo room with exposed industrial ceilings, a conference room with glass doors, an expanded warehouse and four new office spaces. This expansion allows K-array USA to offer a comprehensive K-Experience for visiting clients, and a space to showcase the full potential of the K-array, KSCAPE and KGEAR ecosystems. The facility is equipped with various  K-array group products, including KSCAPE RAIL, which provides lighting and audio in the conference room and an eye-catching design feature in the reception area.

“We’re excited for partners and customers to experience our products first-hand,” says Rusty Waite, President of K-array USA. “With RAIL, it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase this solution in situ, as an example of how RAIL can be integrated into any number of corporate environments. Furthermore, the integration of RAIL helps foster a productive working environment for the team, enhanced through the audio and ambient lighting capabilities of KSCAPE technology.”

The expansion of both the Florence and Massachusetts headquarters is a testament to the growth of the K-array group and the ability of KSCAPE solutions to transform modern workspaces.