We’ve all heard just how awesome Google’s offices are – from the slides, to the foosball tables, to the hammocks, Google’s work environments make spending all day in that grey box you call an office just that little bit worse. But even if you can’t get a job at Google, they’re not the only company that provides its employees with an unusual and interesting place to work. Take a look at these cool company office designs, and before long you’ll be busy polishing your CV.
1. Pons and Huot
If you’re looking for a tranquil office space where your ideas will have somewhere to grow without distraction, this office, belonging jointly to companies Pons and Huot, is perfect. Despite being a communal working environment, the individual globes at each desk help you feel as though you’re tucked away in your own little bubble.
Amongst other things, including casual seating areas, bold colour contrasts, sharp graphics, and, of course, a ping-pong table, the offices of tech company Dreamhost in California also features a freestanding, black conference room – giving the office yet more visual impact.
3. Joint Editorial
Once a warehouse, Joint Editorial have retained a sense of the buildings industrial past in the office design. Beams, walls, and floors remain exposed, yet the office still manages to feel like a welcoming environment. It’s an open space, with plenty of natural light, making it in no way feel oppressive or closed off from the outside world.
4. Koninklijke Philips
The offices of Koninklijke Philips in New Jersey were, apparently, inspired by the game Tetris. Colour-blocked environments encourage productivity and creativity, while the relaxed seating areas give the impression that every day is Casual Friday.
1871 is a co-working space for digital startups in Chicago. It’s a fantastic design concept, taking the open-plan office to the next level, where you work alongside employees of other companies as well as your own. It provides an inclusive working environment, allowing for the free exchange of ideas and the opportunity to connect on a daily basis with others in the industry.
6. Mother London
The employees at Mother London spend their day gathered around a huge concrete workbench. This setup fosters improved team relationships and is ideal for regular brainstorms.
7. Red Bull
Red Bull’s three-floor London office is minimalistic in its design, and this simplicity continues through in the colour scheme within the building, which aligns nicely with that of its famous product. Oh, and they also have a slide, so take that Google.
NUON’s offices in Amsterdam provide employees with a variety of areas to allow them to work as effectively as possible. Whether they’re looking for a space that’s relaxed and chilled out, or somewhere that’s more structured and organised, they’ll be able to find it here.