A Tour of Pernod Ricard’s New Dubai Office
French beverage manufacturer Pernod Ricard hired architecture and interior design firm SAY Studio to design their new office in Dubai, UAE.
“Authentic, Shared Moments Inspired by the hospitality industry’s mantra of welcoming guests, the front-of-house café lounge welcomes visitors and staff. It invites them to engage with the brand and one another to share simple, genuine, direct and authentic moments. The café lounge, with its custom ceiling joinery, blattchaya tiles and lounge seating, serves as a central, social space.
Il Y A Tout Ce Que Vous Voulez Pernod Ricard’s desire for “conviviality at work” was a key design driver to ensure that the space offers choice and creates a sense of familiarity & comfort. The space adapts to different ways of working; a blend of quiet, focus places and collaborative areas balance the needs for connection and separation. Overall, the new offices improves opportunities to build deeper, meaningful relationships with customers and between employees. The open plan areas are carefully considered, with semi-partitioned desks in a comfortable space, inclusive of natural light and equipped with high-performance acoustics.
The House of Brands With a world-renowned portfolio of premium wines and spirits, one of the key drivers was to incorporate visual elements from Pernod Ricard’s most iconic brands into its meeting spaces to inform the material and color palette of each room. Colors, lighting, furniture, and accessories are integrated and curated in each meeting room to fit a particular brand’s unique identity and cater to the needs of its occupants. Each meeting room speaks not only to a brand’s aesthetics but embodies its spirit. Finally, all meeting rooms are positioned around the core, to ensure that the social hubs and working areas receive maximum natural light.”
- Location: Dubai, UAE
- Date completed: 2023
- Design: Say Studio