McCulley Design Lab had the pleasure of designing the headquarters of Intelligent Blends, a single-serve pod production facility in San Diego. The redesign and renovation included space planning, environmental graphics, exterior reimaging, material selection, lighting design, and art, as well as furniture procurement.
Intelligent Blends, being an innovative co-packer, manufacturer and solutions provider for the rapidly growing single-serve beverage market, received a finished design solution from us showcasing innovation, productive workflow and a space for their team of 200 employees to thrive in.
Vibrant color, warm woods, and soft lighting were introduced into the space brought through innovative and textural materials, creative lighting, branded art, and décor as well as pops of color in the ergonomic furniture sourced by BKM. The once-dated and dreary space was further reincarnated with fun and functional privacy-promoting window graphics.
Intelligent Blends is dedicated to eco-friendly practices, so we used natural materials to reflect these values. Wood beams span the ceiling soffit in the lobby and conference room. We kept the rough concrete walls in the tasting room unfinished to create a beautiful raw and natural look. The warmth added through these materials and comfortable lounge furniture is complemented by unique artwork and plants. A sense of being at home is not only achieved in the tasting room but can also be found in the lobby. Large globe-like pendants follow you up the winding spiral staircase adding a touch of elegance and residential feeling to the office space.