Campari Group by Gensler: 2019 Best of Year Winner for Office Amenity

PROJECT NAME Campari Group Headquarters
LOCATION New York
FIRM Gensler
SQ. FT. 65,000 SQF

Workplaces often contain cafés and lounges galore. But a bar? Not as likely...let alone four of them. But such is the case at Campari Group's 65,000-square-foot, two-story office by GenslerIt’s the North American headquarters of the Milan-based company famous for its bright-red aperitif that now also counts more than 50 other beverage brands in its portfolio.

Principal and design director Stefanie Shunk madepilgrimage to the Italian city to steep herself in the company’s 160-year history. She translated her inspirations into elements that include a C-shape reception desk that doubles as an espresso bar—with barista. Just behind itthe firm carved a double-height atrium through the twfloors and inserted a 16-foot-tall cerused-oak wall assemblage inspired by a Fortunato Depero building facade. Here, it serves as a backdrop to a full-scale, buffed-brass bar, also C-shape, on the floor below.

Lest anyone think all everyone does is party at Campari, “Foremost, this is designed for work,” Shunk states of thproject. The office areas for the 135 employees are spread across the two floors, connected by an LED-lit stairway drenched in red.

> Read Campari Group's feature from the May 2019 issue of Interior Design

In the bar named after Fortunato Depero, the 16-foot-tall wall installation is composed of 1,500 pieces of cerused oak and inspired by a Depero artwork in Italy. Photography by James John Jetel.
Mezger’s sectional sofa joins Rodolfo Dordoni side tables, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba pendant orbs, and Travis Clifton barstools. Photography by James John Jetel.
LED strips light the quartz stair treads. Photography by James John Jetel.

Project Team: Amanda Carroll; Megan Dobstaff; Stephanie Lan; Amanda Langweil; Andrew Stern; Laura Moran; Laura Bishop; Arielle Levy; Audrey Strom; Carly Klaire; Kathryn Morse.

> See more from the December/January 2020 issue of Interior Design

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