June 1, 2018

5 Workplaces Welcome Lively Decorative Touches

When workplaces welcome unexpected decorative touches, it’s an office party.

1. Firm: Studio O+A

Project: Blend

Site: San Francisco

Standout: An air of mid-century domesticity permeates the home-loan software company, courtesy of a fireplace pit, a stenciled stair runner, and a pop art–inspired mural right off the elevator.

Dairy Farmers of America by HOK. Photography by Michael Robinson.

2. Firm: HOK

Project: Dairy Farmers of America

Site: Kansas City, Kansas

Standout: Surrounding the atrium’s two-story lacquered-foam “milk pour” are additional dairy references, such as an office area’s cow-patterned wall of hair-on-hide tile.

Robert Bosch Automotive Steering by Studio Alexander Fehre. Photography by Zooey Braun.

3. Firm:  Studio Alexander Fehre

Project: Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

Site: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Standout: Zippy rubber flooring conjures racetracks, while zinc-plated panelling recalls the chrome used for car spokes and grilles.

Terratinta Group by EBStudio. Photography by Filippo Poli.

4. Firm: EBStudio

Project: Terratinta Group

Site: Fiorano Modenese, Italy

Standout: Visit this Italian tile company’s website and find #nordictrends in its description, which inspired the Norwegian 18th century–style vignette huts in spruce-plywood that are configured like piazzas.

2U by Gensler. Photography by Connie Zhou.

5. Firm: Gensler

Project: 2U

Site: Lanham, Maryland

Standout: Spirited quadlike spaces infused with neon and collegiate flair define the seven-story office for a business that brings university degree programs online.

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