Work space has become a designer’s dream, as we can see in the Facebook office design below. Further exploring our office series, it is time to take look inside the social media mogul that has taken over our lives. With bright colours and an industrial look, it is a feast for they eyes.
The look here shows a wide open space. The design is simplistic and contemporary, with an overall industrial feel. The contrast of the white with the bright colours only adds to the modern feel. With wall art from flowers to Superman, we get a sense of fun and youth. The furniture is quite understated, which gives the illusion of it not really being there until you look. It is all different too, giving an eclectic feel. The wide space is great for having a break in whilst still allowing people to move freely through it.
Meeting rooms conjure up images of formal. However at Facebook, they have managed to create a meeting space that is fun and feisty. The wall art really makes this room. It is predominantly white, giving the walls all of our attention. The small informal feel of the room would make staff feel at ease, rather than being in a formal and imposing space. The use of white could be considered peaceful, with the blue being calming. All the small details actually help focus staff.
The Facebook office has it all. Everything about it feels young and hip. Using darker walls to make a wider space pull together is clever. It could look sparse and big, but with well placed sofas and rocking chairs, it really softens the overall look. The lighting also helps more than you think. The bigger strip lighting is hidden above the rafters of LED lighting. This way it can illuminate and not be harsh, leaving the lower lights to create a better feel.
Dine in Style
With looking more like a shop and less like a canteen, this dining room really stands out. The wooden tables and benches give it a warm and homely feel too. In a self serve service style, staff are welcome to come and eat alone or together. The design is warm and inviting, which is the effect wood gives. Unlike the offices, which focus on production, here we get a sense of relaxation.