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It looks like the key to success in business is all about cool offices lately. Companies have started to realize how important it was to make their business spaces look inviting as well as chic. Open spaces, shared desks, writable walls, top-to-bottom windows, plush sofas, custom-made art, lots of colors and clever furniture seems to be the ideal recipe for a fruitful start-up. Although Google and Facebook are the epitome of such cool places, there are numerous others worth mentioning. Let’s have an in-depth look:
Quirky is the type of business that fosters people’s imagination. The company invites employees to invent stuff, and if they’re good enough those products will go straight into manufacturing. The start-up looks amazing on the inside. There’s an open space environment for people to relate and collaborate, as well as a workshop with prototypes, and a really nice recreational room for breaks and unexpected brainstorming sessions.
Famous for their colourful workspaces, Outbrain is the type of business that makes you come to work with a smile on your face. The relaxed yet inspiring space environment doesn’t just entice employees, but also customers and clients. It’s the type of start-up you want to know more about because it’s eye-catching. Their furniture ideas are just incredible and any business should be just as open-minded as Outbrain if they want to attain success.
The clean, simple yet minimalist design of Squarespace makes the start-up interesting in a very unique and intriguing way. Mostly decorated in black and white, the web design company offers a fully-stocked library for employees and of course an open kitchen to foster creativity and keep employees happy.
Located in a Soho loft, on the 10th floor, Foursquare is certainly not your average type of business office. And still, it somehow works! Whether it’s that huge writable wall they have available or the table tennis table, there’s no doubt this business is one of a kind. Everything about Foursquare is hip, innovative, and modern. Every young individual wants to here for some reasons, and who can blame them? It feels like home.
The telecom company is like anything you’ve seen before. Employees have a really nice cafeteria at their disposal, not to mention that the work spaces are mostly shared to help peers interact and cooperate with each other. The San Francisco-based start-up is not just cool, it’s also productive. Their 150 employees have managed to convert Twilio into an international telecom provider for top companies in the country.
Another great-looking start-up is Tasting Table, an online company that spans on a 6,000 square foot space. Energetic, lively, yet focused, Tasting Table’s offices are not bound by walls or cubicles for employees. Open spaces make things a lot simpler, so if you’re thinking to start a business, you should consider the idea of furnishing one big space and structuring to make it suit each department.
One of the newest start-ups on the market is Betaworks, a place that builds media products for the people. The general design of their offices is sleek and simple. Most stations are open-space and co-workers are encouraged to talk with each other and come up with brilliant ideas. Betaworks is a growing team of editors, engineers, and designers that work together to make a difference in the media world.
Creative, cheerful, and motivational, the lifestyle company looks different, but in a good way. Featuring bright colors for each room, Birchbox buys its furniture from numerous sources such as IKEA and Gordon International among others. Their comfortable furniture is trying to make employees enjoy their work, so we have to admit that the start-up is truly ingenious as far as decoration is concerned.
Tagged is definitely an exciting start-up, and not just because it’s a social media company. Their interior décor looks pretty chic. Recently, they expanded their business space to another 40,000 square feet, so you can imagine their success. Equipped with a Zen room, fully-stocked kitchen, and coffee bar, Tagged looks like a dream place to work for.
Fab is a ground-breaking furniture company that help customers design their own furniture pieces. So it’s somehow useless to point out that their offices are indeed fab-ulous. The start-up is not just creative but also innovative; it helps clients pick out their pieces and it gives useful advice based on the budget every customer has available. Working at Fab is certainly a dream come true, and that’s all because they’re trying to create the most productive and friendly environment for employees.
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Guest post written by Davis Miller: Davis is fascinated with interior designing and is always finding new ways of adding a touch of beauty and glamour to his living space. Also he writes for a site http://www.officefurnitureexpress.co.uk/ where you can get first-rated office furniture.