Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Offices – Stamford

  • Client Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits,
  • size 43,500 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Stamford, Connecticut, United States,
  • Industry Food / Beverage,
  • Amenta Emma Architects has designed the new offices of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits located in Stamford, Connecticut.

    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.

    Designers created lighting patterns reminiscent of grape vines with contemporary, playful fixtures. Conference rooms are barrel-shaped, including one representing the company’s logo that stands for the “door to prosperity.” The creative marketing services space is highly collaborative, with sit-stand desks and meeting tables, tackable panels, full-wall white boards, several types of meeting spaces, and interactive screens.

    Design: Amenta Emma Architects
    Contractor: Turner Construction
    Photography: Robert Benson Photography