Lavazza Casa 1895

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  • Lavazza Coffee

Located in Settimo Torinese, this 1960s factory building was renovated and redeveloped to create an advanced new factory dedicated primarily to the production of Lavazza’s specialty 1895 coffee. Casa 1895 visitors experience the multi-sensory process of coffee design, from the origins of 1895 coffee beans around the world to the advanced processes transforming beans into the perfect cup and, finally, to the unforgettable experience of tasting the highest quality coffee.

At the same time, the enthusiastic but less knowledgeable audience could not be alienated with too much technical detail, as we needed to help them build their knowledge of coffee production, tasting and flavors.

The Challenge

The main focus of interpretation within the visitor experience needed to be for the most knowledgeable of the three target audience groups, as they represent the core audience for the experience. So primary interpretation could not be overly simplified, especially in terms of explaining the coffee production process itself, as Passionate visitors are already deeply familiar with this.

Photo Credit: Filippo Marta

Immersive projection invite visitors to go on a voyage along with one of Lavazza’s coffee scouts to discover the culture, climate and economy of this month’s origin country.

Photo Credit: Filippo Marta

Origins space: Immersive projections with expansive views of coffee plantations blend into glossy green walls of real plants, creating a space full of nature, light and vistas.

Photo Credit: Andrea Guermani

An overhead canopy projection, mirrored walls, images and descriptions of coffee plants magically emerge and disappear again, giving visitors a first glimpse into the world of coffee.

Design & Execution

The 1895 brand approach is based on authenticity and honesty: rather than pretending to be a small-scale crafted brand, 1895 embraces the incredible quality that can be achieved by bringing the heritage, expertise, innovation and resources of a major international brand to develop a premium product.

Closely aligned to the 1895 brand identity, the design for the Casa 1895 visitor experience established the brand’s experiential design language. The design blends together two things: the authentic industrial character of the real working factory with the elegant contemporary look and feel of the 1895 brand. The design makes a clear experiential distinction between the visitor experiences that were beyond the factory and those that were embedded in the factory environment.

Photo Credit: Filippo Marta

Integrated interpretive panels emphasize advanced technology is part of ensuring high quality of the beans used in 1895 coffee; simple hands-on interactive enables visitors to learn about coffee beans.

Photo Credit: Filippo Marta

Walking up onto of the raised walkway above the factory floor, visitors encounter the dramatic scale and height of the live blending machine.

Photo Credit: Filippo Marta

Overhead, illuminated, immersive projection domes create an enveloping experience with evocative imagery of aromatic notes: flowers, fruit, nuts, chocolate and herbs.

Photo Credit: Filippo Marta

Two sculptural circular tasting counters, each with a Lavazza ‘caffelier’ hosting and preparing coffee in the centre, enable personalized tasting experiences for two groups.

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Lavazza Casa 1895

A striking 3D graphic interpretation of 1895’s six aromatic ‘flavor’ notes: bright fruit, nuts, sweet fruit, chocolate, herbal and spicy, and floral

Immersive projection invite visitors to go on a voyage along with one of Lavazza’s coffee scouts to discover the culture, climate and economy of this month’s origin country.

Origins space: Immersive projections with expansive views of coffee plantations blend into glossy green walls of real plants, creating a space full of nature, light and vistas.

An overhead canopy projection, mirrored walls, images and descriptions of coffee plants magically emerge and disappear again, giving visitors a first glimpse into the world of coffee.

Integrated interpretive panels emphasize advanced technology is part of ensuring high quality of the beans used in 1895 coffee; simple hands-on interactive enables visitors to learn about coffee beans.

Walking up onto of the raised walkway above the factory floor, visitors encounter the dramatic scale and height of the live blending machine.

Overhead, illuminated, immersive projection domes create an enveloping experience with evocative imagery of aromatic notes: flowers, fruit, nuts, chocolate and herbs.

Two sculptural circular tasting counters, each with a Lavazza ‘caffelier’ hosting and preparing coffee in the centre, enable personalized tasting experiences for two groups.