Commercial real estate services and investment management firm, JLL turned to ID Studios for its expertise in corporate workplace strategy & design when contemplating its new office location in San Diego.
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Copper was chosen in reference to the stills used to produce whiskey at the A P Hotaling warehouse – once the West Coast’s largest whiskey repository – in which the store is located. Two of these are wash basins, which feature in most Aesop stores to allow customers to test the different skin products.
We imported a retail look to energise the Kendo team, who’d been crammed into tiny offices that didn’t suit either their needs or the company vibe,” said the designers. The offices occupy a full upper floor of high-rise building in Downtown San Francisco. After exiting the elevators, the hall opens onto a reception and show area to one side.
The new vision reflects the creation of specific environments for the unique mix of tenants that currently inhabit the marketplace. While the spaces are designed to reflect a fresh modern aesthetic, they also incorporate a timeless approach to design which strongly relates to the original architecture of the building as well as the changing marketplace.
We began by dividing the loft into four distinct sections—a private office, a showroom, a lounge and a custom appointment area—ensuring that each space flowed from one to the other. We then designed and fabricated a bespoke set of furniture, fixtures, lighting and decorative elements to help showcase Grace’s jewelry in a truly one-of-a-kind environment.
The rooms and suites come in four categories, all flaunting a whitewashed aesthetic with homey accents, such as artwork, specific furnishings and a carpet. The setting is completed with modern amenities you’d expect from a place like this, including complimentary wifi, an ihome dicking station and a flatscreen tv.
The Trend Micro logo is backlit and inserted into the stone reception desk representative of the company’s branding. The palette is repeated in each office to establish a connectedness between locations. Trend Micro takes pride in establishing a well-built environment with materials that connect to their rich heritage.