As many of you already know, Glantz Headquarters has moved to new premises in downtown Evanston. We can’t speak for the previous tenants (a corporate finance firm), but if we had to spend our 9-5 day working in a cookie-cutter office lit by fluorescent lights… we’d quickly lose our minds.
So we enlisted the help of our friend Jodi Morton, from 2to5design, to transform the once soulless space into an industrial-chic, creative environment.
Renovations included grinding the concrete floors, exposing brick walls, installing modern light fixtures and a complete re-furnishing.
The open layout of our workspace allows plenty of room to roll around in our wheely chairs, and nothing promotes creativity like our chalkboard wall—covered with inspirational quotes that remind us we actually like our jobs.
Creating a workspace that reflects your personality and interests makes a huge difference in how you work. It’s easy for Glantz designers to be productive and creative in a colorful, playful office.
Glantz Design isn’t the only company that believes in a fun working environment. Here are a few extravagant offices around the world that take “unconventional workspace” to the extreme.
1. Google Engineering Headquarters — Zurich, Switzerland
View more photos of Google’s Zurich office here.
2. JWT — New York, NY
View more photos of JWT New York Office here.
3. PONS + HUOT — Paris, France
View more photos of PONS + HUOT office here.
4. Pionen White Mountain Data Centre — Stockholm, Sweden
View more photos of Pionen White Mountain here.
5. Selgas Cano — Madrid, Spain
View more photos of Selgas Cano’s Office by Iwan Baan here.
6. Skype North American HQ — Palo Alto, CA
View more photos of Skype HQ here.
7. Red Bull — London, UK
8. Macquarie Group — One Shelly Street, Sydney, Australia
View more photos of One Shelly Street Office here.
9. Yahoo! — Barcelona, Spain
View more photos of Yahoo! Spain office here.
10. LEGO Group — Billund, Denmark
View more photos of LEGO Group Denmark office by Rune Fjord here.
11. Pallotta TeamWorks HQ — Los Angeles, CA
View more photos of Pallotta TeamWorks office by Clive Wilkinson Architects here.
12. Youth Republic Office — Istanbul
View more photos of Youth Republic office by KONTRA here.
13. North Advertising — Portland, OR
View more photos of North Advertising office by Skylab Architecture here.
14. Airbnb HQ — San Francisco, CA
View more photos of Airbnb San Francisco HQ by Garcia-Tamjidi here.
15. Base One Group — London, UK
View more photos of Base One Group London office here.
Spruce Up Your Office
Check out a previous blog showcasing the poster series we custom designed for the new office. They are a great way to add pops of color (and design humor) to the walls of any creative space!