Here are 5 office spaces from around the world that we found to be visually and environmentally inspiring…
GitHub in San Francisco, California
The high, open-plan warehouse ceiling gives the experience of things being more open than what they are. Combine this with the light brown and soft orange hues of the wooden ceiling and structural support beams and the result is a very rustic and pleasant experience.
PONS & HUOT, based in France, Paris.
The real live trees with the tables of wood built around them combined with individual work domes made of plexiglass as private enclosures for people to work away in this natural yet simultaneously futuristic workspace creates a most unusual and abstract vibe that one might describe as both relaxing and invigorating.
Mires Ball Offices in San Diego, California
The light texture of the wood makes a striking contrast with dark black steel, notwithstanding the bright red fixtures of the hanging lights and the white and cream desk panelling gives the area a charmingly industrial, unique appeal.
Airbnb Headquarters in Ireland, Dublin
The open area staircase and walkways create the feeling that you’re on a university campus. Converted from a warehouse into a corporate space this environment allows employees to enjoy its aesthetic design as well as it’s expansive and roomy qualities.
Google European Headquarters in Ireland, Dublin
In line with the theme of Google’s logo and Google as a company the vivid colouration of their offices creates the sense of childlike creativity that has become synonymous with some of the top-tier tech firms. The oblong shapes that don’t fit with each other and the vibrant colours achieve exactly what the designers were hoping for. A space that at the mere surface level of interior design encourages boundless free thinking.
By David Peters
David looks after our Projects & Events and he is a Musketeer through and through – except when it comes to sword fights in the office which he reckons might be bad for workplace health and safety.