A Tour of Danone’s New Kyiv Office

A Tour of Danone’s New Kyiv Office

  • Array Michal

  • 1 month ago

Food company Danone hired architecture and interior design firm ZIKZAK to design their new office in Kyiv, Ukraine.

“The company’s slogan is “One planet – one health.” Nature in its beauty became the main concept of the office interior. Designers divided the zones into different themes related to nature and the company’s brands. The reception area represents a crystal-clear morning. The working area reflects the day after rain. Hot desks and informal communication zones with richer colors embody a bright day. Each meeting room corresponds to its theme: inclusivity, safety and well-being, healthy living, and so on. The kitchen became a blooming noon, while the restroom area represents a fragrant evening.

The design of the reception area is conceptually linked to dairy products. The focal pendant light above the receptionist’s desk evokes associations with milk, cottage cheese, or mozzarella. In this zone, there is a stylish niche for mail storage and plant pots. The cozy waiting area nearby is designed for the comfortable stay of office visitors.

The meeting rooms are designed in monochrome tones. There are shelves for displaying the company’s products, distinguished by elaborate designs. Near the panoramic windows, there are sofas for relaxation. Modular furniture is employed by designers to adapt to different teams and various work needs. Glass partitions, equipped with screens, provide privacy when needed. One of the meeting rooms is dedicated to the brand “Prosto Nashe” and is designed in its style. Here, an intriguing artistic installation features an abstract drawing of cows on the wall and epoxy resin volumes containing plants from the “Just Ours” brand book.

The leitmotif of the open space features columns with prints from the company’s brand book: links of one chain symbolizing unity and collaboration. The hot desks and sofa resemble an island, an oasis, at the center of which a lush plant composition thrives. The island is illuminated by accent lighting and stands out with smooth curved forms. Nearby, there is a zone with hybrid furniture for adaptation to different teams. Built-in solutions for storage and compartments for waste sorting are available in the open space.”

  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Date completed: 2024
  • Size: 20,117 square feet
  • Design: ZIKZAK
  • Photos: Max Artbovich
Open-plan workspace
Working pods
Meeting space
Meeting room