The 250 Sq. Ft. Workspace of Yield Design

The 250 Sq. Ft. Workspace of Yield Design

Gregory Han
Oct 23, 2013

Name: Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant of Yield Design
Location: San Francisco, CA

Tell us about your desk/home office: We found our little workshop in downtown San Francisco at just under 250 square feet and in bad condition. Although tiny, space is hard to come by and we took on the challenge to make it our own. With inspiration from both Scandinavian and Japanese architecture, we installed the wood flooring and built in two key elements that make such a small space work: a long, continuous desk and a full wall of pegboard. These helped to maximize storage while also accentuating the horizontal space. The pegboard allows flexibility so we can quickly shift the space from an office workday to a pop-up retail shop.

Favorite details?: We built our custom desktop to taper near the doorway so we can maintain a continuous surface without crowding the entry. In the end, this detail added character as we cut it specifically to fit into a little unused nook and it serves its purpose perfectly.

Tips, tricks, or resources for setting up an efficient workspace? Flexibility and open surfaces. We all have different workflows from day to day, so it's great to anticipate the various ways you may use your space and how to more easily transition from one type of task to another. A clear surface is an immediate help for focus. We try to designate our surface to be used for one purpose at a time and keep it clutter free.

Thanks Andrew & Rachel!

(Images: Yield Design)

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