Safilo, an Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and distributor, announced Monday it has relocated its North American headquarters from Parsippany to Secaucus.
The new headquarters at 300 Lighting Way, which officially opens Monday, is approximately five miles from New York City and occupies the second and fourth floors of a 10-story building. The two floors, which encompass an open space work environment, span a total of 55,000 square feet and feature a customer showroom, call center, product workrooms and conference rooms, a meeting space, as well as an employee cafeteria and pantry.
The offices were designed by Studio 1200, a design and architecture firm, and directed by Safilo Group’s own interior design department.
"The reinvention of our North American headquarters is of strategic importance for Safilo Group as we invest in product, customer partnerships, management skills and operational efficiency in North America. We need an attractive HQ located to build synergies with our Fifth Avenue Showroom and its Global Design Studio, as well as with our New York based licensing partners and North America's leading eyewear retailers. Here is where globally trend-setting design and innovation offer important inspiration for our Group worldwide," said Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group.
"We want a modern HQ work environment that is open to engage with our customers effectively, is designed to drive collaboration across functions, and is attractive also to millennial talent. Thus, our new HQ visually reflects Safilo's 2020 strategic aspiration which is to play our unique product centric role as industry leader, leveraging on the combination of unparalleled historical strength and modernization with confidence forward."