Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, marketers and distributors of wines and spirits from around the world, moved its corporate headquarters to a 43,500 sf high-rise office space in Stamford, CT. Designers were challenged to accommodate a complicated program for the company’s extensive beverage portfolio. A variety of different workplaces were required to support their many collaborative and creative work modes such as testing and tasting new products, wine education space, tasting rooms, meeting and event space, training rooms, a marketing services area for development of Deutsch brand packaging and display materials, and spaces for IT, human resources and accounting.
Capitalizing on the office building’s floor-to-ceiling glass exterior, interior spaces are set apart with glass walls, creating visual connections and pulling natural light throughout. Underlying the overall design is the idea of a more tailored corporate look in executive areas, while creative areas like marketing, the tasting room, and the pantry have a more playful mixed-aesthetic with open ceilings, warm rustic oak flooring, re-sawn wood paneling, reclaimed wood feature walls, all with modern detailing.