Inspiring Dot-Com Offices That Would Get Us Working

Inspiring Dot-Com Offices That Would Get Us Working

Mike Tyson
Feb 4, 2011

Having already highlighted some brilliant designer offices as well as celebrity home theaters, we thought we should continue the tradition to show some incredible office spaces from online companies. These unique environments do a great job at fusing design, functionality, and perhaps most importantly, playfulness. Many of these offices we're going to show you are known for their casual attitudes and employee freedom. As these companies continue to grow, we have to wonder… will this knew ideology spread along with it?

I bet if you closed your eyes and pictured what the Wikileaks offices would look like, it would come pretty close to the real thing. That's because it is housed inside no other than a defunct war bunker located 100 feet underground! This is also where they keep some of those precious servers that contain their damning data leaks. Eat your heart out, Batman.

Coupon Cabin
This converted warehouse space in Chicago feels more like a Tribeca penthouse suite. Not only is the office space outfitted with several flat screen TVs and projectors, but it also boasts a nap room and rooftop deck. And what's not to like about an office completely stocked with Aeron chairs for everyone?

Situated in sunny San Francisco, this vibrant space is really the antithesis of a traditional work environment. We love the stickers/posters that adorn the walls as well as the awesome "bike lobby". This is another space that feels much more like a home than a stingy office.

This office space is a beautiful hodgepodge of furniture and décor — the perfect illustration of their own website. It all blends very nicely with the raw loft space. The large windows make the rooms feel lively while the open floor plans seem to be a common theme we continue to see in new offices which encourage collaboration and dialogue between workers.

Google's treatment of employees is legendary and their Stockholm office is no exception. Along with the standard features of a fully stocked kitchen, lounge rooms, game center, and the like, the Stockholm office has many unique characteristics such as conference rooms with design themes inspired by Swedish inventors. Other key features include the private video conferencing rooms, beanbag chairs, indoor biking, and some sort of futuristic world map room with projections and a keen villainous vibe.

For more images of any office, please check out the sources...
(Wikileaks photos by: Time, Etsy photos by: Hangar Architecture, Coupon Cabin photos by: Office Snapshots, Yelp photos by: Studio O + A, Google photos by: Office Snapshots)

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