Japan – The luxury jewellery brand has unveiled a sensorially driven headquarters building for its Kyoto-based workers. Together with Tokyo studio I IN, Cartier captures the brand’s luxurious heritage in harmony with Japanese aesthetics and traditions, using the brand’s signature red throughout the space in plush interiors, as well as champagne gold in floor-to-ceiling louvre panels.
Artisanal elements also root the space in Japanese identity, with elements including a tatami-matted platform whose piping was created by Kyoto-based artisans Hosoo. By elevating conventional working environments in this way, Cartier aims for its staff ‘to feel and touch the brand’s identity every day on a deeper level’.
Meanwhile, the tatami-matted platform invites wellbeing into the workplace. In a press release, the brand describes this area as: ‘A space to take off your shoes to relax, stretch and decompress, it pays homage to Japanese aesthetics and honours Cartier’s principles of artisanal quality and innovation.’
As Itai Palti writes for LS:N Global, science-informed approaches to workplace design can drastically improve employee creativity and productivity.
Businesses should embrace experimental approaches to workplace design, welcoming opportunities to explore the senses while still maintaining functional elements