The Family Office

The Family Office

Client
Drifter Investment
Typology
Office
Location
Milan, Italy
Year
2018

Challenge

“Con la ricerca del bello si contribuisce al bene comune, per questo vorrei vivere in uno spazio in cui emerga la passione del fare bene per gli altri. Creare una fucina di idee, un fulcro, un luogo virtuoso.”

Andy Bianchedi, the Owner

Strategy & Approach

Un Family Office camaleontico, che cambia scenario nell’arco della giornata, in grado di accogliere vari ospiti e attività; dalla Crystal Cave Island alla Cigar & Think Island, un arcipelago di isole versatili.

Final experience

Un salotto urbano nel cuore di Brera che vive 24h su 24 (sì, anche di notte). Qui, si esaltano le passioni, si lavora insieme e individualmente per la comunità nell’ottica del No Man Is an Island.

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Challenge

“The search for beauty contributes to a common good, this is why I would like to live in a space that springs out of the desire to do good for others; create a melting pot for ideas, a cornerstone, a place of virtue.” Andy Bianchedi, the Owner

Strategy & Approach

A chameleonic Family Office that changes sceneries during the day, that can house different types of guests and activities; from the Crystal Cave Island to the Cigar & Think Island, an archipelago of versatile islands.

Final experience

An urban gathering point in the heart of Brera, open and alive 24/7 (yes, during the night hours too). Here, passions are enhanced, people work both together and individually for the community, in view of the idea that No Man Is an Island.

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John Donne diventa ispirazione per il concept del Family Office milanese in via Cernaia, uno spazio che non ha nulla da invidiare ai grandi workplace, al contrario, nei suoi 100 mq è completo di tutti i comfort e funzionalità per svolgere le attività di un ufficio progettato a misura di famiglia.

“Con la ricerca del bello si contribuisce al bene comune”, esordisce Andy Bianchedi, durante la therapy per l’ideazione del suo nuovo spazio. Il cavaliere del mare, sostenitore, tra le altre cose, dell’associazione Marevivo, ha voluto realizzare questo luogo pensato come una fucina, per sviluppare nuove idee e contribuire al bene della società. Per questo si è pensato di progettare il Family Office come un arcipelago di isole, ciascuna distintiva, ma ognuna collegata all’altra, per un disegno comune.

Da qui, No man is an Island, il concept progettuale, esprime una diretta connessione con il fare bene per la comunità; anche se viviamo su isole separate dal resto del mondo, queste sono tali solo se sono in relazione con le altre.

Allo stesso modo il Family Office, è stato pensato per accogliere diversi setting, flessibile per trasformarsi da ufficio, a luogo per eventi, da area operativa a zona relax. I work setting comuni in grandi uffici sono stati replicati in piccola scala, senza impedire la realizzazione di uno spazio con le contemporanee modalità lavorative.

Si può rimanere offline sull’isola Power Point Free, dove l’uso dei device, anche personali è bandito! Oppure, concentrarsi nella Crystal Cave, in cui vista e olfatto si conciliano in un’accogliente nicchia sensoriale. Invece, il fumo lento di un buon sigaro è un ottimo rimedio per rilassarsi e farsi venire delle buone idee sulla Cigar & Think Island.

La particolarità progettuale sta anche nella sua struttura costruita su due unici binari che corrono lungo lo stesso piano, su cui si susseguono fisicamente i vari setting; dall’area pubblica a quella privata, scorrendo su un unico nastro i work, break e lounge table.

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John Donne becomes an inspiration for the concept of the Milanese Family Office in via Cernaia, a space that has nothing to envy to the big workplaces. On the contrary, its 100 mq contain all the comfort and functionality needed to carry out family-sized office activities.

“The search for beauty contributes to a common good”, this is how Andy Bianchedi begins the therapy session for his new space. The sea knight, who is among other things, a supporter of the Marevivo association. He wanted to make this place into a hotbed, where new ideas can be developed and directed towards contributing to the good of society. This is why the Family Office has been thought up as an archipelago of islands, each one characteristic, but always linked to the other, creating a unique shared form.

This is where No man is an Island comes in - the design concept which expresses a direct connection with the good-doing for the community; even if we live on separate islands in the world, we are only good if connected to one another.

Similarly, the Family Office was thought up for housing different flexible sets that can transform from an office to a place for events, from an operating area to a relax area. The shared office spaces typical of the big offices have been replicated on a smaller scale, without sacrificing aspects that define contemporary work ways.

You can stay offline in the Power Point Free island, where the use of your devices, even personal ones, is forbidden! Or, concentrate in the Crystal Cave, where sight and smell are appeased in a comfy sensorial corner. On the other hand, slow smoking of a good cigar is a great way to relax and get inspired with ideas in the Cigar & Think Island.  

Its design specificity is in the structure, all the sets physically follow one another on two tracks that run on the same plane; from the public area to the private one, the work, break, and lounge tables have been designed on different heights and flow in a single stream.



Nessun uomo è un'isola, completo in sé stesso; ogni uomo è un pezzo del continente, una parte del tutto. Se anche solo una zolla venisse lavata via dal mare, l’Europa ne sarebbe diminuita, come se le mancasse un promontorio, come se venisse a mancare una dimora di amici tuoi, o la tua stessa casa; la morte di qualsiasi uomo mi sminuisce, perché io sono parte dell’umanità. E dunque non mandare mai a chiedere per chi suona la campana; essa suona per te. (en)No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

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The Family Office

Client
Drifter Investment
Typology
Office
Location
Milan, Italy
Year
2018

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