Zazzle Headquarters – Redwood City, California by Studio O+A


What is most admirable about the modern office design of Zazzle’s new headquarters in Redwood City, California is that it portrays a cool, understated sophistication versus kitschy, quirky elements. Designed by San Francisco-based Studio O+A which has a knack for stylish work spaces, there is not a putting green or twirly slide anywhere to be found.

The custom-manufacturing company encompasses 2 floors of open office space, extraordinarily blurring lines between work and social zones to enhance collaboration and idea-sharing. Flooring throughout consists of polished concrete, geometric carpeting and herringbone-patterned cork board. Painted white ceilings with exposed duc2rk help reflect the abundant natural light from surrounding banks of steel-framed windows. Hand-glazed tiles in mustard and black sheath one of the dining lounges, while graphic wallpapers create artistic visuals in meeting rooms and small offices.

The color palette is mainly white and grey, with cheery color pops like the red London-style phone booths, turquoise occasional chairs and especially the yellow sliding office doors which retract behind glass window panels. Wood tables with brightly-hued stools or mid-century modern chairs are seen in many workspaces. One particular conference table is topped with bright orange and surrounding by curved linear office chairs in sky blue–what a fresh color mix!

Furnishings vary according to designated work/lounge/social areas with luxe leather chairs, upholstered sofas and timber seating. A recreational space amazes with vertically retractable garage doors which open to a poker table. A double-story social hub features a grey serpentine sofa, large round fabric ottomans and high-back stick chairs. Lighting fixtures are a blend of contemporary pendants and sleek fluorescent tubes.

A stunning custom features is the stacked wood elevator tower which frankly resembles a Jenga game. Meticulous detail was given to this timber structure which consists of a combination of burned oak and raw hickory.

The Zazzle Headquarters portray modern office design which is chic and hip without being over-the-top.

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Posted by Suzanne at 13 November, 2013

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