There are certain brands we can’t live without – they’re part of our every day lives in so many ways! Do you ever wonder where all the magic happens? Well, we can tell you that amazing things happen in amazing office spaces – and we’ve got proof. Here are some well-known brands and their cool office design, bound to enduce some office envy.
1. Etsy Corporate Headquarters, Brooklyn
The Etsy reception features a living wall of plants and large, dramatic pendant lights. Image: Etsy
If you’re an entrepreneurial crafter, you probably owe Etsy a muffin basket. We thought Etsy’s offices would be one giant yarn-bomb experiment, but we’re impressed with their elegan, collab-friendly office spaces. Here’s more:
There are plenty of areas throughout Etsy’s office spaces to get your craft on. Image: Etsy
The Green Library may be he coolest hangout in the Etsy Corporate Headquarters, featuring a wall of plants and a hanging basket chair. Image: Etsy
2. Nike NYC Offices
Nike’s NYC offices are sleek and industrial. Image: Nike
Yes, there’s a big “swoosh” – it’s on the rooftop. But besides the signature swoosh, there are little nods to their sports origins, like the mosaic of Michael Jordan in their cafeteria (below).
The Nike cafeteria. Image: Nike
3. Airbnb Headquarters, San Francisco
A living wall of green plants is both stunning and helpful for interior air quality. Image: Gensler
Airbnb has revolutionized how we travel, and make it possible to stay somewhere other than a hotel – and their workspace reflects this. The meeting rooms look more like camping tents than office cubicles.
Camping-style workspaces and meeting rooms. Image: Gensler
4. Apple Park Headquarters, Cupertino
A contemplative space with a view in the new Apple Park headquarters. Image: Apple
The spherical building has been top secret for some time now. It’s finally complete — and the views and office design are breathtakingly minimalist. Rumor has it some employees are uncomfortable with the sparse and open office spaces. But the lack of visual clutter is probably incredible for unleashing your creative side, distraction-free.
5. Beats by Dr. Dre, Los Angeles
A giant wall mural of Los Angeles is the focal point of the main work space area. Image: Bestor Architecture
They may be owned by Apple, but they definitely don’t look like it. Gold stairwells and lacquer red meeting areas are just a few of the tricked out office design features in this cool office space. Two industrial buildings were renovated to create the space where audiophiles and hipsters come together.
Whiteboard walls allow creatives to scribble ideas on the wall on the fly. Image: Bestor Architecture
6. Google Offices, New York City
The ceiling panel in the meeting area projects images and video overhead. Image: Interior Architects
Google has offices around the world, and they’re all pretty creative. In fact, Google’s Zurich, Switzerland location took real ski gondolas and converted them into hanging cubicles. But the NYC location might feature the coolest office design, complete with hammocks for “hanging” out.
Tech companies are famous for their perks. This bright and sunny space with hammocks is a unique one. Image: Interior Architects
7. Amazon Corporate Headquarters, Seattle
Designed to be part of the community, the Amazon offices in Seattle feature indoor and outdoor spaces. Image: NBBJ
A recent renovation updated Amazon’s Seattle offices to offer more work and lounge areas. An open floor plan optimizes flow and allows for workers to drift throughout the day while working.
Industrial cool tones and steel are offset by vibrant reds and oranges. Image: NBBJ
8. YouTube Work Space, Los Angeles
The main lobby area of the YouTube workspace located just south of Los Angeles in Playa Vista. Image: YouTube
Most of the office spaces in this article are off limits. But if you have at least 10,000 YouTube followers, you can access their workspace for your production needs. According to their website, “YouTube Space LA contains large production stages, green screens, cameras, lights, sound gear, electrical and grip …read more