As a California transplant with Hawaii roots, Kings Hawaiian’s primary goal in the design of their new office was to reflect the firm’s island heritage and cultural roots. The organization, known for its bakery products, prides itself on its Hawaiian approach to hospitality based on graciousness, generosity, and a commitment to making everyone feel like a part of the Kings ohana, or family.
We approached the project with a blend of craftsmanship, functionality and cultural authenticity. We commissioned local artisans for the custom millwork and a majority of the art was sourced from Hawaii artists. Island-inspired finishes were used throughout the space including: basalt from the Big Island which catches the essence of lava and is used in the reception area and flooring; a custom-designed tropical wood screen provides visual separation between the reception and coffee bar.