We were honored to be appointed to redesign the existing 2,000 sqm Esprit Asia headquarter location in Shanghai.
The heritage warehouse building, in which the office is located in, provided a unique space over 2 floors, which gave the perfect grounds to reimagine ESPRITs first headquarter of the 80s in San Francisco and bring the spirit and essence of it to life. With the high focus on design we relate to their impressive design heritage with a new handwriting of today’s time.
The discipline was clear: simple space with simple rules. The interior is clean and uncomplicated. Blocks of different heights and different materials give the guidance through-out the open space such as kitchen, meeting rooms, presentation walls or central enclosed rooms for privacy. A very bright space to celebrate ESPRITs spirit and positivity.
Colors kept very neutral within the construction. Giving highlight to the receptions blue-dyed terrazzo and the staircase in a pink stucco. In addition, accents of color were designed for all movable seats and cushions.
The center of both floors is designed to be a central gathering place for open communication and interactions, closer to the window areas the privacy increased with individual working desks for all employees.
All in all, the material choices and the new office design identity are modern, simple, playful with accents of color and visually show and reflect the brands new ethos in today’s time.
Design Team: Alberto Sanchez, Pascal Krepel, Jerry Yu
Photography: Jérôme Zhang