International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has opened a Home & Fabric Care Innovation Center at Holmdel, New Jersey’s Bell Works.
The 60,000 square-foot research and development center features 32 evaluation spaces and labs, designed to inspire co-creation between the company’s clients and its 120 employees.
Formerly housing Bell Laboratories, Bell Works was designed by modernist architect Ero Saarinen; since its construction in 1962-64, it has housed seven Nobel Prize winners.
“Today’s opening at Bell Works is one of many steps we are taking to enable IFF’s vision for growth as a world-class, consumer-centered, integrated technology and research leader,” said chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig. “Our new space provides us expanded capabilities and epitomizes IFF’s drive toward bold and unconventional thinking.”
Nicolas Mirzayantz, divisional CEO, Scent, added: “Innovation runs through the DNA of Bell Works, making it the perfect environment to establish a new inspiring home for our creative teams as we seek to redefine and transform how we live in and care for the world. I look forward to IFF’s contributions to the story of this extraordinary place.”