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The 50 Most Creative Office Spaces
in the World: Part I
“YOU SEE THINGS; AND YOU SAY,
„WHY?‟ BUT I DREAM THINGS THAT
NEVER WERE; AND I SAY, „WHY NOT‟?”
– G E O R G E B E R N A R ...
Bahnhof
Quietly boasting a sci-fi lover's haven known as the “moon room” - a circular structure with sleek glass walls
tha...
Bastard Store/Comvert
In 1994, ComvertS.r.l. founded a clothing and accessories company for the skateboarding and
snowboar...
Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of Slovenia
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia provides services to enterpr...
Cheap Monday
Built by UglyCute, this trendy 10,000 sq ft office, covered in carpet and felt to keep echo and sound at bay,...
Discovery Offices
The monochromatic theme that pervades the space in Discovery Netherlands is a stark modern contrast
with...
DZ Bank
DZ Bank is the fourth largest bank in Germany and acts as a central bank for about 900 cooperative banks.
The chro...
The Engine Group
London, England
Communications
The Engine Group is an independent and integrated marketing agency based i...
“CREATIVITY IS MORE THAN JUST
BEING DIFFERENT. ANYBODY CAN
PLAN WEIRD; THAT‟S EASY. WHAT‟S
HARD IS TO BE AS SIMPLE AS BACH...
Etsy Labs
Etsyis an online global marketplace where users can sell handmade, homemade and artistic items and crafts.
From ...
Google
Google has always taken the lead with inspiring and innovative workspaces around the world—with Tel
Aviv being no e...
IKEA
Ikeais known as one of the world's foremost furniture and home retailers in the world. At their 75,000 square
foot co...
Innocent Drinks
Innocent Drinks started in 1999 when they sold some smoothies at a nearby music festival and put two
bins ...
Jung von Matt
Jung von Matt is a fully independent advertising agency founded in 1991 and is the German leader in
advertis...
JWT New York
JWT is an international advertising and communications company with headquarters in the heart of
Manhattan, N...
Lego
Since the 1930s, Lego has made its mark on the toy industry and changed the face of creativity and
learning. Their va...
“THINK LEFT AND THINK RIGHT AND
THINK LOW AND THINK HIGH. OH, THE
THINKS YOU CAN THINK UP IF ONLY
YOU TRY”
– D R . S E U S...
LinkedIn
LinkedIn has changed the face of employment and networking around the world gaining prospective
employers and emp...
Macquarie Ropemaker
Macquarie provides banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services from more
th...
Mind Candy
Mind Candy is an online gaming company and social network for children whose office headquarters
almost feels l...
Mother London
Mother London boasts 250 square ft concrete desks which can seat all the staff at the company. This
unique f...
MR Design Office Japan
There is no question MR Design Office knows how to surprise clients—with a slide shoot that spits p...
MTV Berlin
Dan Pearlman Architects created this work of art in the heart of Germany which includes gaming
areas, large atr...
Moving Pictures Co.
Moving Pictures Co. is a creative studio that specializes in post-production 3D/CG effects, animation,...
NO MAN HAS THE RIGHT TO DICTATE
WHAT OTHER MEN SHOULD
PERCEIVE, CREATE OR PRODUCE, BUT
ALL SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO
REVEAL ...
Nicolas Tye Architects
Named the Long Barn Studio, this award-winning England-based architect firm created an office that
...
Nike London
This award-winning workspace spreads across three floors and 1,500 square meters. Big screen TVs
display the l...
Nothing
Nothing is a creative agency that prides itself on conceptualizing from the least amount of materials or
“straight...
North Advertising
North is a team of designers, writers, creative directors, film and music makers—and the space designed ...
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The Most Creative Office Spaces: Part I

So much importance is placed on the environment in which companies work - and for good reason! Your office is your playground. If it's not inspiring, neither will be the work that comes out of your doors or that gets pushed out online.

From Etsy to Google, from the U.S. to Berlin, creative office spaces are becoming the norm more and more and are almost inextricably linked to modern successful companies.

A creative office space should adhere to certain colors, wall designs and functionalities. Your color scheme is your brand but I doubt McDonalds would get much done if all of their walls were vibrantly bright red and yellow. The best colors for instilling a free-flowing brainstorm session is something monochromatic and simple.

The design and wall structure are important to a creative office undoubtedly. A cubicle setup is a thing of the past/ Open spaces with curvy walls are much more relaxing and inspiring. If you're a company that makes money off of design or unique products, chances are a boxy office with only 90 degree angles will be detrimentally boring and affect success in the end.

Finally, form should follow function. If you make toys for kids, your walls shouldn't be grey steel with contemporary furniture lining them. Add a lot of color instead and put video game consoles in every room so your employees are always thinking like their customers.

The office space matters and if you are a company that thrives off of creative, you'll want a space that follows the same thinking.

On that note here are the first 25 of 50 of the most creative office spaces in the world. Brought to you by glasswhiteboard.com

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The Most Creative Office Spaces: Part I

  1. 1. B R O U G H T T O Y O U B Y GLASSWHITEBOARD.COM The 50 Most Creative Office Spaces in the World: Part I
  2. 2. “YOU SEE THINGS; AND YOU SAY, „WHY?‟ BUT I DREAM THINGS THAT NEVER WERE; AND I SAY, „WHY NOT‟?” – G E O R G E B E R N A R D S H A W
  3. 3. Bahnhof Quietly boasting a sci-fi lover's haven known as the “moon room” - a circular structure with sleek glass walls that overlooks a dimly lit cave-like open space with stone walls - this company can easily claim the title of one of the most unusual offices in the world. Founded in 1994, it is one of the largest independent national internet service providers for Europe. Stockholm, Sweden Internet Service Provider
  4. 4. Bastard Store/Comvert In 1994, ComvertS.r.l. founded a clothing and accessories company for the skateboarding and snowboarding industries. This Bastard flagship store also houses the Comvert headquarters in a refurbished building that used to be an old cinema theater. Aptly placed in front of the Design department is the Bastard bowl, where skateboarders unite and do what they love most. Milan, Italy Clothing Company
  5. 5. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia provides services to enterprises and partners with foreign investors while playing a pivotal role in economic policy. It represents the interests of economic enterprises within the country. The massive art structures within the atrium as well as throughout the building are nothing less than spectacular, while the greenery brings life to modern metals that could easily pass for fine art museum pieces. Republic of Slovenia, Europe Public Sector
  6. 6. Cheap Monday Built by UglyCute, this trendy 10,000 sq ft office, covered in carpet and felt to keep echo and sound at bay, serves as the creative workspace of the Swedish fashion brand, Cheap Monday. Utilitarian pyramids seem to be the theme with one such pyramid appointed as the company's conference room. Stockholm, Germany Fashion
  7. 7. Discovery Offices The monochromatic theme that pervades the space in Discovery Netherlands is a stark modern contrast with the raw cement ceilings—a naturalistic element you would expect from this nature-themed company that provides coverage for 155 worldwide television networks. The modern feel of these offices may seem more common nowadays, but that doesn't take away the beauty of simplicity in its design. Netherlands Media
  8. 8. DZ Bank DZ Bank is the fourth largest bank in Germany and acts as a central bank for about 900 cooperative banks. The chrome, curvy shapes that seem to glide into one another create an artistic landscape in every room that begs to inspire and reflect. High contrast furniture complements the curvature of the walls. Berlin, Germany Financial Services
  9. 9. The Engine Group London, England Communications The Engine Group is an independent and integrated marketing agency based in London with offices around the world.
  10. 10. “CREATIVITY IS MORE THAN JUST BEING DIFFERENT. ANYBODY CAN PLAN WEIRD; THAT‟S EASY. WHAT‟S HARD IS TO BE AS SIMPLE AS BACH. MAKING THE SIMPLE, AWESOMELY SIMPLE, THAT‟S CREATIVITY” – C H A R L E S M I N G U S
  11. 11. Etsy Labs Etsyis an online global marketplace where users can sell handmade, homemade and artistic items and crafts. From rare soaps and products for sensitive skin to handmade clothing items, there is something unique on this site for everybody. Those who have a penchant for flea markets, kitschy street fairs and unique items nobody else has will find their favorite stores or might even be able to market their favorite hobby into a lucrative business. The crafty and vintage-inspired look of the office headquarters explores the whimsy Etsy's ideals and philosophies. Brooklyn, USA Commercial Website
  12. 12. Google Google has always taken the lead with inspiring and innovative workspaces around the world—with Tel Aviv being no exception. With its many individual pods to inspire creativity and different simulated environments through each hallway to surprise and stir the imagination while catering to specific moods and needs, these offices are perfect for brainstorming or focusing. These environmentally friendly offices even received Leed Gold certification for their use of renewable materials, low-energy emitting resources and optimized energy performance. Tel Aviv, Israel Internet Information Provider
  13. 13. IKEA Ikeais known as one of the world's foremost furniture and home retailers in the world. At their 75,000 square foot corporate office, no executives have offices. The belief is that walls enclose people and ideas whereas open space facilitates creativity, collaboration and camaraderie. Glass meeting rooms encourage teamwork and seventeen of those rooms are named after the countries where Ikeahas free-standing stores. Delft, Netherlands Home & Furniture Retailer
  14. 14. Innocent Drinks Innocent Drinks started in 1999 when they sold some smoothies at a nearby music festival and put two bins out asking the public whether they should quit their day jobs and sell smoothies for a living. The bin marked “yes” was overflowing by day's end and the rest is history. The offices are akin to a perfect summer day without the sweltering heat. At every turn, bright colors and daylight awaken the senses while small alcoves and basket chairs beckon staff for quiet moments of solitude. The colorful open kitchen in the main room and the tree-lined outdoor 'beer garden' portray a brand that doesn't take itself too seriously and even invites a touch of humor and free thinking to its office environment. London, England Natural Foods & Beverages
  15. 15. Jung von Matt Jung von Matt is a fully independent advertising agency founded in 1991 and is the German leader in advertising for the past 20 years based on awards for creativity and effectiveness. The offices are embedded in high contrast colors with embedded wood, geometric shapes and sleek lines that lend themselves well to creative ideas while adding a masculine sophistication to the décor. Stockholm, Germany Advertising Agency
  16. 16. JWT New York JWT is an international advertising and communications company with headquarters in the heart of Manhattan, NY. JWT architects came up with the idea of a “tree” as a metaphor for the storytelling of the firm—each branch seamlessly connected by a series of floors which also connect to conference rooms and offices including the “tree house,” a conference room utilized by JWT and outside companies as well. New York, NY Advertising
  17. 17. Lego Since the 1930s, Lego has made its mark on the toy industry and changed the face of creativity and learning. Their values include creativity, learning, imagination, fun and caring; trademarks of any well- rounded child or kid at heart. The offices in Denmark imbue a clean look with bright green elements. The conference room is sleek, playful and monochromatic—colors which are ideal for brainstorming and innovative ideas. Billund, Denmark Toy Manufacturer
  18. 18. “THINK LEFT AND THINK RIGHT AND THINK LOW AND THINK HIGH. OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK UP IF ONLY YOU TRY” – D R . S E U S S
  19. 19. LinkedIn LinkedIn has changed the face of employment and networking around the world gaining prospective employers and employees leveraged for marketing and communication. LinkedIn's offices cover the 25th floor of the Empire State Building and its branding is prominently displayed at every turn. A sleek reception area and spacious, modern waiting area greets guests and clients, putting them at ease. Conference rooms are named after city parks to blend with the urban feel of New York City. New York, NY Social Network
  20. 20. Macquarie Ropemaker Macquarie provides banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services from more than 70 offices around the globe. The architecture for their headquarters boasts a Penrose Staircase, originally conceived as an optical illusion but made very real by Clive Wilkinson Architects. The colors are monochromatic and differ by level. London, England Finance
  21. 21. Mind Candy Mind Candy is an online gaming company and social network for children whose office headquarters almost feels like you just got lost on the set of 'Alice in Wonderland.' There are plants everywhere and storybook fantasy around every corner; even the conference room is cleverly disguised as a wooden “tree house.” Next to the tree house is the boardroom whose glass walls are covered with life-size designs from Moshi Monster's games. Moshi is Mind Candy's website for kids, which allows them to adopt a monster and play interactive online games. London, England Online Gaming
  22. 22. Mother London Mother London boasts 250 square ft concrete desks which can seat all the staff at the company. This unique feature allows for creative brainstorming within the flow of wide open space. Hanging design prints in a variety of styles and patterns lend themselves well to the artistic design of this space. London, England Creative Agency
  23. 23. MR Design Office Japan There is no question MR Design Office knows how to surprise clients—with a slide shoot that spits people out of a mirrored wall while clean white walls, straight lines, white fixtures and furniture keep this office bright and energized. A reflective dome hangs over the table of a meeting area to project light and contain sound. Decor is calming and minimalist so that ideas and people can keep focus. Tokyo, Japan Design
  24. 24. MTV Berlin Dan Pearlman Architects created this work of art in the heart of Germany which includes gaming areas, large atrium-like areas under unique woodwork as well as hints of color thrown into grown-up neutrals. Berlin Entertainment Media
  25. 25. Moving Pictures Co. Moving Pictures Co. is a creative studio that specializes in post-production 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development and numerous other services. Their office headquarters look like they're straight out of a modern sci-fi flick with pod-like structures and sleek yet cozy nooks. Santa Monica, California Film Production
  26. 26. NO MAN HAS THE RIGHT TO DICTATE WHAT OTHER MEN SHOULD PERCEIVE, CREATE OR PRODUCE, BUT ALL SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO REVEAL THEMSELVES, THEIR PERCEPTIONS AND EMOTIONS, AND TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN THE CREATIVE SPIRIT. – A N S E L A D A M S
  27. 27. Nicolas Tye Architects Named the Long Barn Studio, this award-winning England-based architect firm created an office that displays their capabilities and appreciates the value of its employees; comprised of long white tables with MAC computers and individual storage units. The sauna-like restroom adds to the aesthetic appeal and comfort level of the space while dark walls and steel fixtures add contrast and elegance. Bedfordshire, England Architecture Firm
  28. 28. Nike London This award-winning workspace spreads across three floors and 1,500 square meters. Big screen TVs display the latest games and the break room overlooks a basketball court. There is a workout room as well as a showroom with several shoes and ads on display. The simplistic yet modern and sporty design lends itself well to creative minds. London, England Sportswear
  29. 29. Nothing Nothing is a creative agency that prides itself on conceptualizing from the least amount of materials or “straight from the box.” For this reason, most of the furniture actually uses real cardboard—yes, cardboard. The result is simply stunning, with soft hues that complement each other and create a harmonizing, almost zen-like atmosphere. Amsterdam, Holland Entrepreneurial Agency
  30. 30. North Advertising North is a team of designers, writers, creative directors, film and music makers—and the space designed by Skylabs had to reflect this. This 10,000 square foot 'center' was designed with alternative social interactions to spur creativity, such as cooking, eating, lounging and gaming. The space is predominantly 'clean' with Zen-like decor. The space and furniture are mostly white with pine paneling and interwoven with raw steel. Oregon, USA Advertising Agency
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    Sep. 19, 2019

So much importance is placed on the environment in which companies work - and for good reason! Your office is your playground. If it's not inspiring, neither will be the work that comes out of your doors or that gets pushed out online. From Etsy to Google, from the U.S. to Berlin, creative office spaces are becoming the norm more and more and are almost inextricably linked to modern successful companies. A creative office space should adhere to certain colors, wall designs and functionalities. Your color scheme is your brand but I doubt McDonalds would get much done if all of their walls were vibrantly bright red and yellow. The best colors for instilling a free-flowing brainstorm session is something monochromatic and simple. The design and wall structure are important to a creative office undoubtedly. A cubicle setup is a thing of the past/ Open spaces with curvy walls are much more relaxing and inspiring. If you're a company that makes money off of design or unique products, chances are a boxy office with only 90 degree angles will be detrimentally boring and affect success in the end. Finally, form should follow function. If you make toys for kids, your walls shouldn't be grey steel with contemporary furniture lining them. Add a lot of color instead and put video game consoles in every room so your employees are always thinking like their customers. The office space matters and if you are a company that thrives off of creative, you'll want a space that follows the same thinking. On that note here are the first 25 of 50 of the most creative office spaces in the world. Brought to you by glasswhiteboard.com

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