OXO International

architecture
strategy

The design for the headquarters of OXO International was inspired by the durability and functionality of the company’s signature products. Custom cabinetry, furniture, and light fixtures animate the common spaces. Finishes include raw cork, cement board, finished maple, and sheet steel. In addition to open workstations and private offices, the space features a large communal lunchroom and a commercial kitchen where products are tested and used daily by employees. The company expanded four times during its tenancy in this former Nabisco factory and worked with Specht Harpman for each of those renovations in New York City’s meatpacking district. Part showroom, part laboratory, part working kitchen, the offices for the OXO embrace their ethos of “good design.” Specht Harpman Architects; AIA Award, ID Magazine Award.