This confectionery workplace is Willy Wonka’s dream

If eccentric chocolate manufacturing unit proprietor Wonka had such headquarters, he’d in all probability have second ideas about handing over the keys to little Charlie. Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group (IFG)the brand new Ritter Sport Schokozentrale (which interprets to Chocolate Central) in Waldenbuch, Germany, is a mannequin of what an inspiring, joyful and progressive workplace ought to appear like within the confectionery trade – or any trade, for that matter. The number of environments and featured expertise rooms domesticate a artistic and collaborative setting that makes the workplace really feel extra like play than work, a sense Willy Wonka himself would absolutely approve of.

orange-tiled chocolate tasting room

With out leaning too candy, however nonetheless capitalizing on the inevitable enjoyable of working a chocolate enterprise, IFG built-in the unmistakable graphic ingredient of a chocolate bar into the workplace design utilizing brown sq. tiles. This liner could be discovered within the Schokowerkstatt / Chocolate and Cocoa Workshop, the place staff can create and style their very own taste concoctions, and the Chocolate Café. Nearly as good design isn’t an accident, the sq. additionally refers back to the form within the Ritter Sport model emblem.

A modern office break area with a communal table, vibrant colors and greenery.

Interior of a modern seating area with the ritter sport logo displayed on the wall.

Modern chocolate workshop interior with colorful ingredients on display and vibrant design elements.

Modern office lounge with vibrant yellow wall and geometric ceiling design.

Within the Marktplatz / Market, the center of the workplace, the ceiling lights additionally repeat the sq. motif. The house is provided with a kitchen counter, alcoves, movable bar desk and stadium seating to assist giant conferences and occasions.

Modern office break area with colorful interior design, including communal table, kitchenette and seating area.

The brilliant and colourful Ritter Sport sweet wrappers served as inspiration for coloring the varied convention rooms, alcoves and furnishings.

chocolate bar suspended in the air on a yellow corrugated background with a green border visible at the top.

A modern office space featuring a green wall with a mounted flat screen TV crossed by a bright yellow beam, accompanied by a wooden desk and pink accent lighting.

A single wall lamp casts a warm glow on a textured green wall next to a corner with a blue frame and a yellow stool.

Modern office lounge with vibrant yellow seating and lush green plants.

Whereas the workplace does not have a river of chocolate like Wonka’s manufacturing unit, it does have a Backyard of Concepts full with hanging cocoa pod lamps hanging from the ceiling. The semi-enclosed house is surrounded by lush greenery, making a soothing, biophilic setting the place creativity and concepts can germinate. The sensory room additionally permits guests to expertise the sensory components of chocolate with out visible distraction.

hanging lamps with cocoa pods

Modern office interior with colored ceiling and door with inscription "sensor.

Aligning with Ritter Sport’s dedication to sustainable design, IFG selected to make use of solely eco-friendly supplies with low pollution and emissions, from wall paint to carpet tiles to workplace furnishings equivalent to desks, chairs, lights, curtains, crops and pots. These supplies could be recycled or biodegraded again into the earth on the finish of the life cycle.

A modern ritter sport branded office space with vibrant interior colours, workstations and an informal meeting area.

Modern office space with colorful glass partitions and collaboration areas.

Upon completion, the workplace obtained a gold certificates from the German Sustainable Constructing Council (DGNB eV), received a Purple Dot Design Award and received Better of 2023 Award for “Company Workplace: Giant” by Inside Design.

People practicing yoga in modern studio with pink wall.

Modern interior with round pendants and glass partitions overlooking a staircase.

A modern office lobby with a vibrant color scheme and contemporary design.

Modern interior with geometric shadows and green chairs.

Modern office interior featuring a staircase with colorful accents and a meeting room with glass walls with green lighting and the word "Marktplatz" on the door.

Images by Philip Kotlorz.

As a Senior Contributing Editor, Vy Yang is obsessive about discovering methods to reside nicely + with intention via design. She in all probability shares what she discovered Instagram tales. It’s also possible to discover her at

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