Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories: The UL Story

Around the globe, UL works to help customers, purchasers, and policymakers navigate market risk and complexity.

Located in the lobby of UL’s Northbrook, Illinois World Headquarters, the design translates the story of UL’s rich history of safety science to advance innovation, positioning UL as a forward-looking trusted partner in modern global supply, logistics and manufacturing standards, compliance and testing.

Working with Kahler Slater Branded Environments, Bluewater Studio was the partner of choice to execute, produce and install Kahler Slater’s innovative, high-end design for visitors to experience the UL story.


Project Scope of Work

• Designed by Kahler Slater Branded Environments
• Project Planning & Management
• Budgeting & Scheduling
• Design Solutions
• Prototyping & Sampling
• Graphic Production
• Fabrication & Installation


“Executing great design is a passion for the Bluewater Studio Team and a challenge we always like to take on. The design was sophisticated in style and detail and encompassed a variety of high-end finishes, materials, led lighting and refined unique graphics applications, textures and layers – providing UL with an environment that is remarkable and impressive.”James Hungerford, Senior Vice President

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