Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Lucky Brand, celebrated for its Southern Californian lifestyle and vintage-inspired jeans, is proud to announce the opening of its new headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District.
Located at 540 S. Santa Fe Avenue, the new office building is set between Los Angeles’ Historic 4th and 6th Street Bridges, a vibrant and burgenoning area in the city. Of their new location, Lucky Brand Chief Executive Officer Dave DeMattei stated, “We’re proud of our Southern California roots and even prouder to become a part of such an artistic and cultural community in Los Angeles.”
Lucky Brand's relocation will also bring hundreds of new jobs to Downtown Los Angeles, as noted by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: "I am thrilled to welcome Lucky Brand to the 'Creative Capital of the World.' Lucky Brand's new headquarters in downtown L.A. will bring approximately 250 jobs to the City. I am proud that my business team is continuing to be aggressive in forging the partnerships that allow us to bring world-class companies to Los Angeles." Councilmember José Huizar added, "Lucky Brand should be commended for bringing jobs and services to the Arts District, Downtown and the whole Los Angeles region. Downtown Los Angeles is one of Southern California’s most important economic engines and working with Mayor Villaraigosa, I am committed to bringing more services, jobs and investment opportunities to Downtown.”
Lucky Brand Executive Vice President and Creative Director Patrick Wade oversaw the design of the new corporate headquarters from the ground up. Inspired by 1940s architecture, the new space evokes design elements of the art deco era such as bricked walls, tiled flooring and custom two-tone lighting fixtures. “Our new building celebrates the Lucky lifestyle,” says Mr. Wade. “We designed the space to encourage collaboration and spark creativity on every level.”
Upon entering the two-story space, patterned tile and leather-finished concrete flooring instantly provide both an inspirational and fresh atmosphere. An arched doorway welcomes visitors to the palm-lined building. The 46,200-square-foot open layout features a boulevard of iron-framed operable windows that unfold from each room into the next, providing an abundance of natural light. Brick and woven raffia walls also give visitors a first-hand experience of the Lucky aesthetic. An outside patio lounge provides employees additional space for meetings, and an opportunity to take advantage of the California weather.
For Wade, every design element was carefully considered. From the administrative area to the creative office environments, it was important that every space reflected Lucky Brand's point of view. Chestnut furniture and industrial fixtures provide points of interest thoughout the space. Custom-designed workspaces with leather blotter inlays are paired with natural canvas partitions that offer both privacy and space for inspiration.
On the second level, sections of hand-finished, wood-stained ebony floors break up stained concrete and sisal, giving an unusual and thoughtful dimension to the flooring, while hand-painted rugs lend texture to the creative space.
The new executive offices feature ribbed glass doors—a nod to historical Los Angeles interiors—and are outfitted with crown molding and decorative tin ceilings that replicate Lucky Brand’s current store design. Bookshelves and tackable walls live in the art and merchandising rooms, emphasizing functionality while supporting creativity.
About Lucky Brand
Lucky Brand began crafting great-fitting, vintage-inspired jeans in Los Angeles in 1990, quickly earning the title of "America's favorite." The brand also produces apparel, shoes, accessories and jewelry for men and women that are sold at 209 retail stores within the U.S., high-end department and specialty stores, select stores in Canada, and online at luckybrand.com.