26 May 2023
The French luxury group Kering has announced the opening of its new 9,500 square meter offices in Milan. Kering is the sole occupant of the six-storey Palazzo Pertusati, located in the central Via Senato, with a double, stunning view towards the quadrilatero della moda on one side and the Giardini di Porta Venezia (Indro Montanelli Gardens) on the other.
This building stands on the site of the former Palazzo Pertusati Gropallo, which was designed by 18th-century architect Simone Cantoni and was once considered a model of neoclassical style, Kering said in a media release.
Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to move our Italian headquarters to this magnificent location in the center of Milan’s business and luxury district, thus symbolically confirming Kering’s role as one of the main pillars of Italian luxury and business landscape. Following the installation of the 162,000 square meter global logistics hub in Trecate (Novara) in 2021 and ongoing significant investments from the group’s houses in Italy, these new offices represent a milestone for Kering’s presence in the country and I am sure , that they will contribute to further strengthening the sense of belonging among the group’s more than 13,000 employees in Italy.”
The interior has been completely reconfigured for flex use, optimal natural light and an experience of comfort: five floors are dedicated to work areas with more than 300 formal seats. The decor is enriched with iconic pieces of Italian design, arranged in spaces finished with organic colors and textured materials and surrounded by an environment that emphasizes natural greenery.
Leed Platinum and Well Gold sustainability certifications will soon be achieved, the company said.