In 2017, Lavazza opened the new offices of its British subsidiary branch in Uxbridge, a London suburb, at the top of a six–floor building with a breath-taking view of the surrounding landscape.
In this large open–plan space, workstations are arranged in groups of four desks joined together while, meeting rooms and executive offices are the sole facilities with glass partitions.
The Inspire Pod is in the centre, lit with sophisticated reflections: an innovative “see-through room” for quick meetings, designed in partnership with the company Faram. Two symmetrical staff rooms lead to a large roof–top terrace with an outdoor dining area and a lounge with sofas and armchairs.
The Training Center, the brand’s network of professional training on coffee, is also located here.
This project makes a clear distinction between areas open to the public or to visitors and people who come for training, which revolve around the reception desk and are planned to be functional and accessible; and areas for everyday work and executive decisions, which are light, private and homelike.
This project focuses on permeability, transparency, making the most of natural light as well as relying on Lavazza’s graphic communication to define the nature of the spaces: floor–to–ceiling photographic reproductions of the brand’s advertising campaigns, the oversized bas-relief of the coffee cup Segno, glass decals etc. are functional as well as architectural components of the design.
Dimensions: 400 sqm
Partner: Officenter srl – Gallarate