All work and no play doesn’t make a person happy. We need to balance out these two things
Google’s office complex in Boston, Massachusetts has this lovely lounge area where employees can relax and interact with each other during their breaks. It has comfortable sofas, armchairs, chic tables from place to place and even a mini golf set. It’s sort of like a living room but at the office. A design by
In fact, every office and headquarter that Google has is designed in a similar way, with layouts and decors that reminds people that it’s important to be happy and to enjoy waking up in the morning to go to work. Their office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for example, has a gaming room with brightly-colored walls, chess pieces on the ceiling and vintage arcade machines. The space was designed by
Then there’s also
Of course, an office doesn’t have to be huge to include a lounge space or to have a fun zone. The
Openness is a
The cheerful, playful and colorful look suits certain settings but there are also companies that prefer to also add a refined tough to their lounge areas. The Worldstores office in London was designed by
From a name associated with cute and little online games you’d expect an office full of color and cheerfulness. The Miniclip office s in London, however, have an industrial vibe which we didn’t really see coming. We actually find this space charming, especially the break room which has a pool table at the center and cute and colorful touches from place to place. It has a nice mix of professionalism and fun. The office was designed by
This is the break room that
Ever wanted to play giant chess? it’s an idea that we’ve seen represented in movies and games or read about in books but that’s been actually created in real life on very few occasions. Well, the office created by
An office playground or break room doesn’t have to be huge, extravagant or filled with fantastic contraptions to be fun and to make everyone happy. We learned this from Dynamic Commerce, the company that has this welcoming office in Germany. Its working areas are actually just as
Whenever you’re stuck on a task and you feel like you need a break, to unwind and refresh your mind, go play some ping pong with one of your coworkers. It’s what the teams working in the Nanobit offices get to do. Their Zagreb office was designed by
Those working in the Cardlytics offices in Atlanta, Georgia take fun and relaxation seriously. Their office was designed by
How cool would it be to work in an office that has a playground designed for adults, with all the fun things like a slide, funky chairs and even a space for playing football and other sports. That’s actually a description of the office designed for Valley Forge Fabric in Florida. It was a project by
You may have heard of or even used the services of the BlaBlaCar company but have you ever seen their offices.
A large wall on which to draw with chalk…now that would make a lot of kids happy. As it turns out, adults enjoy to draw too and a chalkboard wall is a fun feature to have in a company office. Take for example the space designed by
The transition from warehouse to office is a pretty big one and every company and every architect or designer deal with this differently. When
For Etsy, color and character are very important and you can see that by looking at the company’s office in Brooklyn, New York. The space was designed by
This is the new office of the Dragonplay/Scientific Games company. It’s located in Ramat Gan, Israel and it was designed by
We really enjoy how cozy and inviting this lounge play area is, particularly the rattan chairs, the wall décor and window treatments and the fresh vibe brought in by the potted plants but also the beautiful view which can be admired thanks to the large windows and the room’s connection to a terrace. The office was designed by
Golf is a very relaxing sport and
When they designed the London offices of Currency Cloud,
A lot of big company offices are actually remodeled warehouses and beneath all the colorful and charming finish you can still see some exposed pipes, beams and other things that reveal the building’s history. Sometimes it’s better to hide these things but other times they actually add character to the space. One example is this break room of the Body Shop office designed by
A great idea that any office can make the most of is to let the employees take part in the interior design process. They could use their skills to make the space beautiful and personal by painting the walls, picking the color palette, the furniture and even the theme of the décor. The Paris office of the company PrestaShop was designed in-house and it looks amazing. This is their break room.
Bright colors aren’t always the answer. They’re not always what a space needs to be fun and cool.
At the end of the day, what really matters about a workspace is that those using it enjoy being there and that usually had a lot to do with the atmosphere. Of course, the décor and design matter as well.
Doesn’t this space look chic and refined? It’s the office break room of BGB Group. The office is located in New York and was designed by
The Wave is a co-working office space where start-ups and individual professionals can work together under the same roof. This shared space has all sorts of cool things like swings and games in the break room and an overall design and layout based on flexibility and modularity. Everything can be organized and structured in a variety of ways, allowing people to interact and to form connections every day. The interior was designed by
Software company Atlassian has a new office in Austin, Texas. It was designed by
It seems pool tables at the office are pretty popular. Lithium has one as well in their office in London. The space was designed by
The Tel Aviv office of software company AVG has an interesting spatial configuration. It seems that the game room is not actually a room but rather a circulation hallway. Beanbag chairs provide comfortable seating in the video game area. It seems that there’s also a music room which is pretty cool and original. The office was designed by