CHUAO CHOCOLATIER

CORPORATE | RETAIL | INDUSTRIAL | FULLFILLMENT

Carlsbad, CA

26K SF

Project: So Cal’s premier artisan chocolatier - Chuao - selected Ocio to design their 26K SF creative office/creative industrial facility in Carlsbad.

Result: A seamless blend of open office, manufacturing, retail on the interior, with distinctive packaging on the exterior.

The Look: Sophisticated & bold with fun, unexpected elements inside & out. Close collaboration with Chuao team ensured integration of their unmistakable branding.

At Chuao Chocolatier's HQ the layout of manufacturing equipment was an integral part of the design. Immediately upon entering the lobby visitors are greeted with a view of the manufacturing floor through a large glass window. The result is a visual experience in which guests witness the entire process - from chocolate production to packaging and shipping - from the moment they enter the building.

PROCESS

SPACE PLAN & ELEVATION