Audemars Piguet Offices – Miami

The welcoming and open concept for Audemars Piguet's administrative offices was designed to serve a variety of purposes for the luxury watch manufacturer.

  • Client Audemars Piguet,
  • size 4,500 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Miami, Florida, United States,
  • Industry Fashion / Beauty,
  • Studio Galeon realized the office design for Audemars Piguet, a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches and clocks, located in Miami, Florida.

    Studio Galeon continues its ongoing relationship with Audemars Piguet with the design of their administrative office in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Lucia Galeano, principal of the firm, conceived this open office to serve several functions simultaneously: It is a regional office for their Latin American operations; the headquarters for all North American retail, and it also serves as a place to welcome select clients.

    We partitioned the open space with a conference room to allow for a separation of the office’s distinct functions while also positioning the room as a natural gathering point for both formal and informal office discussions. This volume divides the space in half with glass walls forming two sides of its perimeter to allow natural light to flood the entirety of the space. One side of the office is dedicated to staff administration and office settings, and the other designed to accommodate a small kitchen and storage, wrapping around to a small lounge at the end of the conference room.

    Upon entering the space, visitors encounter a white oak-paneled wall that forms the conference room’s south end. Its outward face is embellished with the Audemars Piguet logo and acts as a small reception and lobby area.

    A small private office sits in the opposite corners with glass walls gently curved to encourage more fluid circulation in between the perimeter and sharp corners of the conference room. The radius of the curved glass walls is replicated throughout the space – gentle little ripples that offer a quiet reminder of this unique detail. Visitors may notice the same curvature in the custom-designed lozenge-shaped coffee table made from travertine in the rear lounge. A similar rounded edge is seen in the travertine top crafted for the credenzas in the private offices, custom oak pieces we designed and had fabricated by our millwork partner in New York.

    With them, we also designed and crafted a low-slung leather sofa and lounge chairs in the rear lounge. Travertine seemed like a natural choice to impart a more textural element that cohered with the handsome color of the white oak and also evoked the beach nearby, an analogy that is pushed a bit further in custom rug designs that feature striations recalling water gently rolling in over bands of white sand.

    Design: Studio Galeon
    Photography: Eric Petschek