Here are the Top 10 Coolest Offices in the World according to Inc.
- Airbnb, San Francisco. Each conference room at the company’s newly expanded, 107,000-square-foot San Francisco office is decorated to resemble an actual Airbnb listing. The company’s new space in the 96-year-old former warehouse building also provides employees with more opportunities for small meetings and better acoustics within an open office setting.
- Bluecore, New York. Workers at this email marketing startup can enjoy the view from a tiny “eagle’s nest” overlooking a high-ceilinged lobby and meeting area. The office is set in a three-story Lower Manhattan building that was used as a liquor storeroom during Prohibition.
- Ekimetrics, Paris. The marketing and consulting firm occupies 10,000 square feet in a classic office building on the Champs Elysees. Three freestanding wooden structures crafted of unfinished timber serve as a boardroom, a two-person office and a gallery — and provide a dramatic contrast to the “chandelier-adorned and gilded open office block.”
- Kickstarter, New York. The crowdfunding company’s headquarters, located in a former pencil factory in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, has a sustainable focus, with plenty of natural light and recycled or reused materials. The 29,000-square-foot office’s three floors are centered around an open-air courtyard, a second-floor garden and a rooftop deck.
- iHeartMedia, New York. Formerly known as Clear Channel Communications, this company moved its headquarters from San Antonio to what was once a satellite office. The 75,000-square-foot futuristic, mostly grey-and-white open plan space features colorful freestanding pods that serve as conference rooms and a kitchen.
- SoundCloud, Berlin. The audio platform company’s approximately 200 employees enjoy 16 mini conference rooms named after neighborhoods in San Francisco, London and Berlin, as well as an indoor garden, a cafe and small “nap pods.” The 17,000-square-foot office overlooks the Berlin Wall Memorial and has a minimalist, industrial feel.
- Harry’s, New York. The men’s razor startup retailer partnered with furniture designer Herman Miller to create a collaborative, flexible work environment in its 26,000-square-foot space, with sit-stand desks, movable walls and conference rooms named after the colors of the company’s razor handles.
- Salt Co-working, Yekaterinburg, Russia. When small teams began dominating the common spaces in this coworking center, Salt added mini offices by installing sliding doors off a main corridor. The space also includes a recreation zone, a kitchen, a coat room and showers.
- Warner Music UK, London. Dubbed HQ Music House, the 67,000-square-foot headquarters, which consolidated six offices, has a huge central atrium that gives every floor a view of the office’s cafe area. Edison light bulbs hung together with old-school microphones, black window frames and black-stained timber floors create a “subtle rocker vibe.”
- Atlas Holdings, Greenwich, Connecticut. The hedge fund office, designed by the same firm that created Google’s New York offices, features a “floating” conference room that hangs above a communal kitchen and cafe area, as well as smaller, private spaces.
Originally published by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin in Inc.
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