Our memories of working in an open space office aren't too pleasant. In concept, working out in the open is supposed to spark collaboration and communication; but in reality creatives often need "alone time" and privacy inbetween those times for pow-wowing together with fellow team members. That's why we like this example of an open layout office area that retains an element of privacy between designers. Not quite wide open, but neither a cubicle Dilbert-ville, the layout of desks and use of low privacy walls seems a good compromise.
Check out more photos of the OPEN studio at their website.
Other inspiring studio/workspaces:
Behind the Blog: SuicideGirls Studio
The Home Office & Studio Cubes by Atelier 37.2
The Offices of GeekSugar
The Studio of Shepard Fairey's Obey Giant
Behind the Blog: Etsy Offices
[Photos: Owen Richards]