The supplier of green chemistry solutions for the beauty and personal care industry will relocate many of its core capabilities that are currently based elsewhere in Philadelphia to a new collaborative space that Inolex has dubbed The Hall.
“We are intentionally creating space to inspire and build community,” said Neil Washburn, President of Inolex. “The Hall is an inviting space to grow our global team, welcome our customers and partners, and fuel our imaginations. We believe the future of ingredient design must embrace boundary-less innovation, and now we have the space to further such collaboration.”
According to Inolex, The Hall establishes an open environment for Inolex’s team to connect and gather, bringing individual and collective strengths together to move forward. “It’s a concept that defies conventional boundaries for how its team engages and how they encourage imagination and interdisciplinary connection,” the company said in a statement.
The Hall is located in a historic landmark of the center of the city, known as the Curtis Building, just steps from where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were adopted — "both symbols of the power of collaboration,” noted Inolex. The building once housed the Curtis Publishing Company, home of the Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, and other well-known magazines that brought together celebrated writers and artists, including illustrator Maxfield Parrish who worked with Louis Comfort Tiffany to create the lobby’s mural, the Dream Garden.
“We’ve put a lot of thought into the atmosphere we want to create for our people. The Hall represents so many elements we embrace,” said Mike Dall, Chief Financial Officer of Inolex. “We are reminded of how great minds have come together, and how this energy of collaboration can create something with lasting impact.”
For Inolex, establishing The Hall in this monumental location honors the company’s roots in Philadelphia while anchoring it within one of the most vibrant growing corridors for science and biotech firms on the East Coast.
“You can feel an energy and dynamic sense of place within these walls. It’s exactly the kind of environment we want as a company of thinkers, designers, and creators,” concluded Dall.