kristalia's headquarters harmoniously blends man-made and nature
kristalia's headquarters harmoniously blends man-made and nature
jul 16, 2015

kristalia's headquarters harmoniously blends man-made and nature

kristalia’s headquarters harmoniously blends man-made and nature 
all images courtesy of kristalia




at twenty years old, italian furniture manufacturer kristalia is still a young company. through the years, they’ve developed a strong philosophy; one that focuses on minimalism, wellbeing, harmony, tranquility, and a strong bond with nature. applying these values, in products and in architecture, is how kristalia will take its shape, and further cement its roots in the colorful history of italian design.

kristalia headquarters prata di pordenone italy designboom
multi-person work area




located in the lively production district of prata di pordenone, the headquarters is light and livable, as well as a visualization of one of kristalia’s key values: transparency. both internally and externally, contrasting elements between the man-made and natural harmoniously blend. workspaces open outwards towards the surrounding trees and fields invoking a sense of cleanliness that, paired with the stark white interior, makes the place feel pure and unaltered.

the interior’s sterility creates a sense of cleanliness throughout




the headquarters is dedicated to offices and production, as well as loading and unloading of goods. it possesses a recreational area for sports, entertainment, and gatherings, and features a spacious public showroom and an area for hosting various workshops and events. the interior scheme alternates between work and leisure, productivity and relaxation in an effort to boost both creativity and efficiency. for energy needs, is a series of roof-bound solar panels that are capable of producing enough energy to provide for all non-production tasks.  

kristalia headquarters prata di pordenone italy designboom
kristalia headquarters 

kristalia's headquarters harmoniously blends man-made and nature
meeting area with floor-to-ceiling windows  

multi-purpose classroom setting 

kristalia headquarters prata di pordenone italy designboom
production facilities 

kristalia's headquarters harmoniously blends man-made and nature
the transparent structure sits harmoniously in the landscape 

facility at night 

kristalia headquarters prata di pordenone italy designboom

open-air recreation area 

kristalia headquarters prata di pordenone italy designboom
street view 



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