SOCIALMEDIA.COM - SAN FRANCISCO & PALO ALTO
nterior Designer - Socialmedia.com corporate headquarters & satellite offices
Social media start up claims huge abandoned pier warehouse in San Francisco for their new offices. Client was responsible for cleaning out trash, old furniture, so we maximized the opportunity to salvage anything usable. We started from scratch and installed everything from the flooring and safety guardrails to modular conference rooms. They wanted to maintain a vintage, nautical feel to the space while still maintaining functionality and be able to rent areas within to subtenants.
Client opened a second set of offices adjacent to Facebook in Palo Alto.com and wanted a completely different feel than their first location in San Francisco. Simple, graphic, modern were the requirements and of course because they were growing quickly, needed the space completed in a very limited amount of time. KEY creative designed and installed the entire space within 4 weeks, including exterior signage and custom quotes throughout the space.
What the client said:
"Kimberley is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has designed two killer offices for us in Palo Alto and in San Francisco, each with a totally different vibe but nevertheless consistent with our overall mission. She has an unbelievable ability to take the slightest direction or inspiration, and RUN with it. She finds solutions that are cost effective but totally compelling. She is special special sauce for any company looking to create a killer creative work environment." - Seth Goldstein Co-founder and CEO
"Kimberley and her team worked with constantly-evolving requirements to deliver great interior design quickly, without disrupting our use of the space, and at a reasonable cost. Everyone who walks into the SocialMedia offices is impressed by the coherent, attractive design and functionality." Ryan Lackey, Operations Director
Client wanted unique quotes throughout the space including a definition of Social Media.
Client wanted a comfortable, modern and modular workspace with sleeping option for programmers.
Workspaces were kept open and modular with simple painting details throughout.
This was at the height of when apps began and they wanted a way to display them all.
To recognize and celebrate the individuals in a modern and unique way, we created artwork fingerprints of each team member.
Large custom kitchen island with stools for employees to work, gather, eat. Also reclaimed wine stave bar tables and stools throughout adjacent area with overhead wagon wheel chandeliers.
We leveraged some of the abandoned crates to create wall display shelves with various found objects, old photographs and "nautical treasures".
With reclaimed crate coffee table and seagrass/wood chairs salvaged and restored from previous tenant. We created multiple areas around the space that could quickly be reconfigured as workspace needs changed.