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Pernod Ricard The Island

Faced with the double concerns of public health and the economy, the world's n° 2 for wines and spirits assures a safe and healthy return to the office to Work Differently.
Office design

A world group, but terribly french

A French success story, Pernod Ricard is today the world’s number two in wines and spirits, thanks to historical company know-how and a portfolio of major brands: Absolut, Ballantine’s, Jameson, Malibu, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, Martell cognac, the typically French aperitifs Ricard, Pastis 51, Lillet, Suze…just to name a few.

While 92% of Pernod Ricard’s business is international, France remains the cradle of the group. Its signature “Creators of Conviviality” reflects the Ricard spirit: that of a family attached to its history, its terroir in Provence, Marseille, the Camargue…the real South of France!

Neither the Faubourg- Saint-Honoré street nor the Champs-Elysées, The Island is a land of conviviality, located in a generous district, open to elsewhere in the image of the Gare Saint-Lazare turned towards Le Havre and the rest of the world, through which some 100 million travelers pass through every year.

Sun | natural light | views | volumes | terraces

Good architecture is based on natural light, the right orientation of spaces in relation to the sun and unobstructed views to the outside. At Pernod Ricard, we have all three! Get some air, breathe, get away from it all…The Island has 1,200 m2 of half-shaded green terraces capturing the “je ne sais quoi” spirit of the South of France.

Neither black, nor white, nor gray, Saguez & Partners gives pride of place to colors that sing (azure blue, Klein blue, ocher, saffron, Egyptian green, sand beige…); to natural materials (light wood, cane, terracotta, sheer linen, “guinguette” style paneling); and a host of decorative objects.

Being active means meeting others. It’s good for your health and the best way to do this is to offer more space to employees. The Island offers varied atmospheres and a dozen different working postures to encourage people to move according to their needs throughout the day.

Finally the “office-hotel” concept signals efficient and targeted services to simplify life: a click & collect, gym, game room, zen and wellness space by reservation, four restaurants, a travel lounge with a shower and a rest area… 100% useful services, 0 gadgets.

Project Management: Hauteur Libre
Architect: Ferrier Marchetti Studio

Photographers : Eric Laignel et Frédéric Baron-Morin

In the Press

Numéro 1 depuis 1998, plus de 120 prix en 20 ans

A winning

Best of Year Awards 2020, Interior Design Magazine
Winner, category "Medium Corporate Office"
The Island est le visage du futur Pernod Ricard : une entreprise ouverte sur le monde. Tant par sa conception que par son aménagement, ce nouveau siège est le plus beau symbole de la transformation de notre groupe.
Alexandre Ricard
CEO, Pernod Ricard