If you’re having a hard day at the office, it’s about to get a whole lot harder when you see some of the coolest and wackiest offices in London. Experts of the furniture trade Race Furniture have scouted out the coolest of the cool, from Red Bull’s theme-park styled rooms in Soho to Mind Candy’s Moshi Monster themed in Shoreditch, Which is your favourite?
Google HQ, Soho
It seems like every time Google unveils a new office, the more layers it adds to its slick style. So it’s no surprise that London’s office makes the list. With a ‘granny flat’ area kitted out with plushy couches and old style armchairs courtesy of Race Furniture, this section of the swanky Google offices is designed to look like a Victorian style pub.
There are even roof terraces with hedges and tables if you need some fresh air on your lunch break. Rumour has it there is also employees can plant their own seeds to grow – but there is a waiting list and it’s apparently rather lengthy.
Mind Candy, Shoreditch
This is the office of the folks that bought us Moshi Monsters. The design really reflects the company’s playful products.
With Moshi Monsters absolutely all over the building, slides and ping pong tables, the fun doesn’t stop. In Fact, the employees are actually encouraged to colour in the walls with their pens. This really does define the term “work hard, play hard.”
LivingSocial, Covent Garden
Bean bags, fake grass and waiting room that is actually a beach lounge – this vibrant office from Living Social is as varied and random as the products featured on their website. The highlights from the office include the ‘breakout spaces; where employees are allowed to wind down and recharge those batteries after a long day. Another highlight is the picnic theme, which has bar, games consoles and yet another ping pong table!
After making waves with their Amsterdam office, the multinational Austrian corporation sought the help of Jump Studios to design their headquarters in Soho, London.
Although the company states that Red Bull gives you wings, we doubt that the employees will need them with a slide that goes right through the middle of the office. Who needs to take the stairs when the easiest route takes a mere few second?
The office interior represents the infamous blue and red scheme and the curved lines of the red bull cans, with metallic ceilings, walls and features throughout.
Karmarama is an independently owned advertising agency who promotes themselves as “the home of good works, where what goes around comes around”. They also boast over 260 employees, making them the largest independent communications agency in Britain.
If that wasn’t as impressive enough, wait until you enter the building and witness the retro disco that is Karmarama, with an illuminated passage that will play all your favourite disco classics.
You could literally dance your way into the office every Monday and no one would bat an eyelid. If that wasn’t enough, this exciting company also brews its own beer. Perfect for your 5 o’clock Friday finish.