Swedish design seems to have taken over the work scene. Where it used to be extra-large cubes and industrial-sized desks, we now have beautiful wooden tables and bright white floors that allow light to invade every crevice of the space. Such a wonderful example is SimpleStudio from Chicago, IL, where things certainly get done, but it feels like you're on a cloud while doing it.
Using a warm palette of light and dark woods for the furniture and muted tones to highlight architecture and lighting, the space emphasizes the presence of people, even if some of the photos seem to emphasize the proliferation of unhappy hipsters instead.
As for cabling, we're not sure if this was done on purpose or not, but the white cords from nearly every Apple product seems to blend into the floor, making for a very clean look (or a potentially expensive lawsuit when someone happens to trip over one).
All in all, it's a clean space that makes work feel more like an extension of our community rather than a chore. Plus, you get humans to interact with!
Speaking of which, if you'd like to rent a desk at SimpleStudio, you can inquire them here.
(Photos by Mike Schwartz)