A Tour of Pernod Ricard’s Elegant New NYC Office
Pernod Ricard, a French company that produces and sells distilled beverages, reached out to architecture & interior design company Spector Group to design their new offices in New York City.
“Located at 250 Park Avenue, the company re-structured how they were utilizing their existing space allowing them to densify from their 67,000 square-feet offices to 49,000 square-feet on the 16th and 17th floors. Having designed Pernod Ricard’s original office space in 2012, Spector Group reunited with the company to rethink how the firm functions and create a new design that would help drive better workplace efficiency. Through a utilization study of the existing spaces, it was determined that less than 45% percent of the available seating was being utilized at any given time. As a result, Spector Group replaced the former space’s conventional office layout with a free address structure and collaborative space. Technology enables employees to check in when they arrive at the office. “After some analysis, we concluded that our design must maximize the space, allowing for the firm’s continued growth and the support of various work styles and needs,” said Scott Spector, AIA, a principal at Spector Group. “Our resulting design focuses on amenities and neighborhood zones which encourage employee collaboration and highlight Pernod’s portfolio brand.” The new design refreshes the current distillery-inspired aesthetic, creating a modern eclectic lounge environment. Throughout the space, curated furniture allows for flexibility in function, enabling employees to choose when, where and how they work. The various work zones are defined by different furniture, lighting and finishes, all of which were designed with a different portfolio brand in mind. In order to create a flexible and open space, the existing conference rooms on the main floor were removed, which in turn opened up the full bar and lounge area connecting the two outdoor terraces. A barista bar was also added to draw people to the main social lounge zone. Phone booths provide additional quiet space.”
- Location: Flatiron District – New York City, New York
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 49,000 square feet
- Design: Spector Group
- Photos: Ben Gancsos