The time came for Kaenon to find a new home for their company headquarters, but it was up to us to help them identify that perfect place.
The team at Kaenon, a luxury performance sports and lifestyle eyewear brand, grips onto a strong conviction that their products must never compromise clarity for style or comfort for performance. For their new headquarters, Kaenon cofounders saw potential in an existing 20,000 sf industrial building in Huntington Beach, California. To gauge the feasibility of this facility, they enlisted us to study the site.
We addressed their requests by creating a series of exterior reposition options, all culminating in a design with geometries, materials and signage graphics reflective of Kaenon’s lens products. The design features glazed overhead doors that open to a screened outdoor lounge. A pleasant recreation space also sits outside, ideal for employees to engage in discussions or take a work break under the warm, Californian sun.
Our resulting study provided options for creative utilization of the pre-existing space, highlighting the facility’s potential in helping Kaenon’s employees pursue their “no-compromise” approach for eyewear products.