In the heart of the Docks de Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, Saguez & Partners constructed its new nearly 5000m2 Manufacture Design headquarters in the former Alstom industrial factory, originally built in 1922. Covering a third of the surface of the city in France’s 93rd district, the new eco-quarter Grand Paris is a territory of unique and participatory experiences. The agency works, reflects, observes and imagines new ways to live in the city: new neighborhoods, transport options, behaviors and modes of consumption, and new uses and attitudes regarding sustainable development.
A Sustainable Agency In a Sustainable District
HQE® (Very Good), BREEAM (Very Good) for: pneumatic trash collection; CPCU managed district heating; natural ventilation system in place of air conditioning; the use of raw, warm materials such as Cross Laminated Timber CLT® on walls, compressed and heat-treated bamboo flooring by Moso selected for its low carbon footprint and sustainability. In its sustainable building, the agency has adopted sustainable practices like shared parking between neighboring buildings and the sorting and recycling of waste.
The Office Hotel
The services of a fine hotel for the agency’s 150 collaborators as well as visitors: click & collect shopping storage, parking for electric vehicles, two restaurants, a refectory, a dining room, two shared coworking tables, 7 outdoor picnic tables, 3 tea break corners, 2 workout rooms, 3 libraries, a lounge complete with a fireplace, 2 mini-amphitheaters, 6 conference rooms with a view onto a central tropical garden with its bivouac tent, 1000m2 of gardens and outdoor terraces to breathe and get inspired.
Multi-use spaces to work differently: Four terraces, 2 workshops, a FabLab for building prototypes, a digital image studio, a 250 m2 materials library, a Manganèse Éditions-designed lounge, four interior conference rooms, 7 quick-point meeting stations, 2 Confidents privacy booths, and a zen zone Shhhhhhhh!
All fully equipped and multi-connected.
Because we believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. Since its creation in 1998, Saguez & Partners has been directed by five historical associates: Sophie Ling, Valérie Parenty, Virginie Parisot, Patrick Roux and Olivier Saguez.
Operations Management Committee
Since the creation of the new Manufacture Design en 2017, our operations management committee has been composed of seven associates: Chantal Colombel, Jean-Philippe Cordina, Boris Gentine, Yann Mignot, Cécile Poujade, Pierre-Olivier Pigeot and Thibault Saguez. With an average age of 39 and 10-15 years of seniority, the 7 members of the management committee direct projects and drive teams.
Creative Directors in Global Design
Because we believe that our occupations are those of applied creativity. Since 2017, five creative directors have worked alongside Olivier Saguez—Boris Gentine, Jean-Philippe Cordina, Yann Mignot, Michaël Bezou and Simon Rodriguez—to direct both the thinking and production of global design at the agency.
Our School: Design Act!
Saguez & Partners inspired and co-founded the first design school within an agency in collaboration with the Strate School of Design in Paris. Design Act! has taken its place at the foot of the Manufacture headquarters, where it offers two programs focused on user-centered design and new design territories, for two distinct groups:
Five months of post-graduate certified training.
Professional Continuing Education
Instruction on design thinking in the workplace: culture, project direction, profitability.
The essence of branding is making a mark!
Global branding and design agency.
Sensible, sensitive, useful.
Design isn’t just for show!®
An idea only goes ahead if it’s well done.