MADGI's project for Lavazza Coffee is featured in Real Estate Weekly

February 20, 2015

BY: Real Estate Weekly

MADGI helps Italian coffee leader bring taste of America to new offices

By REW Staff

2:01 PM, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 

Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) and the Turin, Italy-based studio aCd architetti, have completed the U.S. headquarters office and showroom of the global coffee supplier and equipment manufacturer, Lavazza.

Located at 120 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, the 15,000 s/f office occupies the entire 27th floor of the building.

MADGI’s office collaborated with the Italian design team to introduce Turin-based Lavazza’s global branding standards into an American office environment.

“Our project team took Lavazza’s material and design concepts, developed in Italy by our colleagues at studio aCd architetti, and then executed these ideas to create a European-flavored, but very American, high-energy office with open work spaces, glazed meeting rooms, and breathtaking views of Manhattan and the surrounding waterways,” said MADGI principal Steven Andersen.

MADGI assisted Lavazza during the preliminary planning phase and helped the client identify and select the space suitable for its functional, spacial, and branding needs.

The newly leased, full-floor space at 120 Wall Street features a 1,000 s/f wrap-around outdoor terrace that takes advantage of the views of the Hudson River and Manhattan.

The irregular-shaped floor plan of the office encompasses the central elevator core with a private elevator landing.

The interior program includes a 700 s/f showroom in the southeast corner of the space, a 400-sq.-ft. main conference room adjacent to the showroom, a 200 s/f meeting room, two 350 s/f executive offices, a reception area that incorporates a lounge section and an adjacent 200 s/f cafeteria, and an open workstation area. The office houses approximately 35 employees.

Founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, the coffee company was initially run from a small grocery store at Via San Tommaso. The company is currently administered by the third and fourth generation of the Lavazza family.

Today, Lavazza is the symbol of Italian coffee around the world, a global icon representing the authentic Italian experience. The firm’s brands include Keurig, Expresion, and Wimbledon.
In addition to supplying commercial and consumer coffee and coffee making products, the firm operates

Lavazza Espression coffee shops both in the U.S. and overseas.