Lindt & Sprungli is a global leading brand in the market of premium chocolate. Founded in 1845 in Zurich, Switzerland, the company has a long history of more than 175 years. It has always been the visionary thinking of the people and the cooperative spirit of group that helped the brand to be successful over a long period of time. High-quality standards also apply to the working environment. That is why Lindt & Sprungli has chosen VIRTUARCH to develop the design of its Shanghai office. VIRTUARCH, which is also headquartered in Zurich, has extensive experience in high-quality design and project management in China, with around 100 qualified staff in offices in Shanghai and Bangkok and on construction sites in Asia.
Office Design Reflects Brand Essence
Lindt chocolate is associated with premium taste, the Shanghai office should reflect this in the same way. Therefore, VIRTUARCH decided to implement the diamond shape with black, white, and golden colors from the EXCELLENCE product line as the main design elements of the public spaces. The red accent color comes from the LINDOR product line, wood veneer is used throughout the office space. The overall design matches the corporate identity of the client with a stylish and premium taste.
The deluxe reception desk at the entrance is made of black marble. Just behind the desk, the eyes of the visitors are caught by a golden background wall with the brand logo. This setting highlights the brand’s premium approach that should be immediately associated with its signature EXCELLENCE chocolate.
Various forms are integrated at the entrance, such as photos, light boxes, video screens, and product displays. Visitors instantly get an impressive impression of the brand and the history of Lindt.
A Functional Space for Efficient Teamwork
Lindt values the communication and cooperation between employees. To live up to these company values, VIRTUARCH divided the 800 square meter office space into specific functional areas: The reception hall, the café area, the open space office, the meeting room and the mini meeting room are designed for different needs.
The main office area adopts an open space design. The ceiling, the floor and the furniture are kept in a simple design in order to make the impressive display wall stand out in a natural way.
The high bar in the central area can be used for group discussions, for informal meetings, as a hot desk and for leisure purposes.
The meeting room follows an elegant but functional design. It can accommodate 15 to 20 people. The display cabinet on the wall is decorated in gold and red, the colors of the chocolate’s packaging, and it is staged by bright lights. It is filled with a variety of chocolate products to create an inviting ambiance referring to the core competence of the company: premium chocolate.
Innovation is the foundation of Lindt’s long-term evolution and success. In order to stimulate the creativity of employees, VIRTUARCH also set up different spaces. Mini conference rooms and innovation rooms are mainly used for informal meetings such as brainstorming, communication, and internal discussions.
Warm colors in the café area are designed to provide an ambiance of communication and relaxation. Employees can take a full rest, refresh and recharge for the next round of creative output.
PROJECT NAME: LINDT, SHANGHAI
CLIENT: LINDT CHINA
LOCATION: SHANGHAI (PUDONG), P.R. CHINA
INDUSTRY SECTOR: FOOD / FOOD PROCESSING
TYPOLOGY: OFFICE FIT-OUT
PROJECT SIZE: 800 m2
PROJECT DATE: 2019
SERVICES: INTERIOR DESIGN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT INCL. PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, COST CONTROL, SCHEDULE CONTROL, QUALITY CONTROL, RISK CONTROL