We're officially an Honouree for the 2022 Fast Company...
Unispace is delighted to announce we have been...
We're pleased to share that two of our projects have received Honourable Mentions at this year's Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards, in both the Workplace category and the Best Design Europe, Middle East, and Africa category!
The setting chosen for Kering’s second project with Unispace is their existing headquarters at 40 rue de Sèvres in Paris. A listed building steeped in history and oozing with Parisian charm in the seventh arrondissement of Paris south of the Seine. The site is surrounded by landmarks such as the Luxembourg gardens to the east, Montparnasse to the south and les Invalides to the west.
This project – a Pilot space - would set the stage for trialing new ways of working within a well-established, largely traditional (from an approach to work perspective) organisation. With a relatively compact floor plan, measuring 753 sqm, of an L-shape configuration the space would house 62 of Kering’s employees and provide the designers at Unispace with the challenge of creating an innovative, contemporary and diverse space.
As one of the world’s most widely recognised FMCG brands, Kraft Heinz Company partnered with Unispace in its search for a new home that would embody their strong brand aesthetic and fun-loving personality.
The result of this three year, end-to-end collaboration has been the creation of a workplace that facilitates greater collaboration and cooperation between all team members. The workplace is no longer just an office, but a third space lying somewhere between home and office that caters to people from all walks of life who approach their working day in different ways.
The Innovation by Design Awards, which can be found in the September 2023 issue of Fast Company, honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 12th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.
The judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.
“So much innovation news these days is focused on AI. This year’s Innovation by Design honorees are a reminder that it’s human ingenuity that drives invention.”
- Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “