Citterio renovate their offices at their headquarters in Sirone (LC), Italy. A refurbishment inspired by the most innovative design logics of smart offices, that affect the reception and meeting spaces as well as the sales department and executive offices. The entire project is the expression of functional logics and attention to acoustic comfort and materials.
In line with the company’s approach that fosters engagement and teamwork, the project has involved designers, architects and engineers in an articulated process of integrated design. Through this renovation project the company wanted to address a number of technical and functional aspects: an external staircase was built to ensure a better distribution of internal flows and routes; the A/C and lighting systems were adapted to make each space more comfortable and livable; a new layout was defined to meet today’s operational and customer reception needs. The setting is characterised by different atmospheres and materials and features the most innovative of Citterio’s products.
Customer reception areas, meeting rooms, executive and administration offices have been arranged on the ground floor.
The executive area is dominated by wood, with Wood_Wall partitions, Programma 3 storage units and Inlay tables.
The first floor is entirely furnished with the new Bridge operational collection. Between workstations, C_SS Phone Booths have been installed to create private islands for sales-related phone conversations.
Forms and function, aesthetics and performance, natural and artificial light, visibility and privacy: opposites that coincide. A multinational consulting firm sets up its Rome office, adopting the most modern logics of organisation of work space and aesthetic criteria, perfectly aligned with the firm corporate image and the services offered. A sophisticated and modern environmental image where transparency and acoustic comfort are the parameters that inspire the whole setting. The Vision partition wall, in polished or black aluminium, creates a physical separation between the meeting rooms and the offices, while ensuring visual continuity and
brightness, even in the most internal spaces
The use of white colour enhances the perception of all spaces, operational or relational, creating a base
that is always ready to receive different materials, colours and furnishings.
The Vision partition wall, finished in polished aluminium, stands out for its excellent noise reduction, a crucial characteristic when space separations must also ensure privacy and well-being.
A company’s evolution reaches its completion through the construction of its headquarters, a step that represents the synthesis of its specific entrepreneurial, qualitative and communicative logics. In this case, the set-up creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, in both executive and operational spaces, generating a contrasting effect against the more essential touch of technical areas.
Here, partitions and furniture are the perfect reflection of the design idea: Wood_Wall wooden wall in Caffè finish in the offices and Ray wall in polished aluminium in the laboratories; Point workstations and Corner executive desks; Bridge wired tables for training rooms; Program 3 storage units.
The warmth of wood creates a scenic effect for the entire office area. The Wood Wall
partition system in Caffé finish features exclusive curved glass corners.
The training area is furnished with Bridge workstations, lacquered in mustard colour. Cable management is provided by a cable grid, vertebrae and worktop connection module
A Design, Architecture and space planning firm moves its offices into an old industrial building. A loft composed of three construction blocks, built in successive phases, completely renovated by installing anti-seismic and energetic requalification features. The project has preserved the original volume characteristics, respecting and interpreting the building typology and character, keeping an open and flexible layout. The two main volumes of the layout are staggered, connected by an oblique corridor, painted in black. An intentionally narrow path that emphasises the proportions of the two opposing environments. The concrete-grey floor and white walls create the background for Bridge system desks and Programma 3 units to store documents, samples and projects. Everything is tidily concealed, except for the small service chairs and operational chairs.
An atmosphere based on the rarefaction of the elements, the strength of a few significant objects and large green plants that stand out in the main rooms. The only colorful element is the small ocher yellow kitchen, a clear cut inspired by the numerous packages of insulation that stood out on the construction site.
On the first floor the direction which is accessed by a suspended staircase that originates from a continuous steel plate. The herringbone parquet changes the atmosphere which, together with old furniture and upholstery, makes the environment more personal and reserved.
A cutting-edge research center where functional areas communicate with one another in a new way through the large central hall that connects the entrance with meeting rooms, the coffee area and the outdoor courtyard. The project aims at responding to the need for spaces dedicated to interactions within the building, through dedicated actions in perfectly set up specific areas. Colours, shapes and materials interact in the large volume pervaded by natural light where, acoustic comfort and privacy are ideal, despite spatial proportions.
The Client and the Designer have chosen the architectural version of the C_SS acoustic booths collection.
Acoustic booths are architecture inside architecture. Volumes are acoustically separated from the surrounding space, yet perfectly integrated thanks to their clear glass walls. Spaces to be used for meetings and work, no longer tied to strictly operational contexts, but included in the common area to improve their usability.
This work space develops between offices enclosed by glass partition walls and open space areas, following a painstakingly defined project. Light, transparency and permeability are the keywords of this setting. The wide perimeter windows create a perfect relation between the internal and the external space, while furnishings and accessories enhance this natural relationship without acting as obstacles. The internal visual continuity between the workstations, matches the same visual continuity with the outside, creating a perfectly harmonious environment. “Basic” walls, Shard desks, and Modular Box storage units are the collections chosen by the Client and the Designer
The furniture communicates pure sobriety and lightness. The light coloured desk tops seem suspended on their thin and dark frames.
This project defines a new spatial order, new operating rules, much more than a new and more up-to-date environmental image. The result is a setting where functions and forms harmonise and create a new order, intrinsic and perceived. White is the dominant colour and it draws the basis for current or future colour overlaps. Great attention has been paid to achieve perfect internal visibility between adjacent spaces and to noise reduction. The result is a neat and bright environment that perfectly responds to the users’ functional needs. The Basic wall, the Point, Shard and Corner desks, and Programma 3 modular storage units are the
collections chosen by the Client and the Designer
The solid version of Vision partitions with horizontal panels defines the paths and creates a tidy pattern
on vertical surfaces. Partition joints ideally follow the path and match those of the wall storage units. The overall result is elegant and sober.
This important Italian fashion brand faces the setting up of their new headquarters and chooses sober and neat work spaces, designed to provide a suitable background to welcome the style and chromatic variability of the company’s clothes collections. White for the furniture, ceilings and walls, which meet the oak finishing of parquet floorboards, creating a warm and intense atmosphere. Light outlines spaces and defines proportions. Order and elegance are the key words of this setting. The Basic wall, the Shard desks, and Box modular storage units are the collections chosen by the Client and the Designer.
Light is the key element of this project, outside and inside the building, and it embraces the facade and the model. The façade with its soft and flexuous shape takes it inside and creates three-dimensionality and proportion.
A professional firm that goes beyond stereotyped offices and creates warm and welcoming atmospheres. Work activities take place in spaces that are pervaded by functional rigour and formal research. Wood has been chosen as the material that characterises the entire layout: it frames glass walls, outlines desk surfaces and niche shelves. Citterio expands the limits of standard products by closely following both the project and the client, in a careful stylistic research. The resulting project is convincing, sober and complete. Wood_Wall wooden wall and Shard desks are the collections selected by the Client and the Designer.
A painstakingly designed route, not just a corridor, but a path articulated and enriched with formal solutions: recessed niches with concealed lighting under the shelves, wooden profiles on glass walls, cleverly shaped false
ceilings. Each and every detail is intently wanted and studied.
The work environment, with its minimal and light atmosphere, has been designed to be a sophisticated work scenario. Its layout is articulated by the perfect transparency of partitions, large surfaces of the architectural frame, by black details on partitions, furniture and light fixtures. Despite the total transparency and visual continuity between adjacent environments, soundproofing and privacy are ensured by glass partition walls, single or double. A tidy, rigorous and modern space. Wood_Wall wooden walls and Shard desks are
the collections selected by the Client and the Designer.
Visibility and privacy, visual continuity and isolation. Aspects that seem to be in contradiction, but that are perfectly harmonised in the real world. Perfect transparency where only sound is confined, environments where
the senses are intrigued by opposite perceptions
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