Why Personal Workspace Just Doesn't Matter Anymore
Led by the tech visionaries and the developers who cater to their desire for innovative, inspiring workspace, the office world is undergoing a revolution. With that, we've gathered some of the top names in the industry for Bisnow's The Office Revolution: The Tech, Culture and Capital Behind the Creative Workplace, tomorrow at i|o at Playa Vista, starting at 8am.
One of our panelists will be Tangram director Nick Meter (with Hannah), whose office furniture distribution and design firm is working on some of Silicon Beach's buzziest projects. Tangram's most recent project at I|o is for a creative agency conglomerate. The firm is outfitting 50k SF, and the space will be "eclectic," Nick notes. He says creative office users aren't spending as much of their furniture budget on personal workspaces anymore, lavishing it instead on places where people come together and work as a team. (Think collaboration areas with soft seating, even bean bag chairs.)
Nick says Riot Games' recently completed space at Element LA is a great example of the trend. Tangram also custom-designed and built a few hundred sound-absorbing partitions, resembling giant triangles, that "Rioters" can use to divide space, pin up materials and be creative (like a palette). In El Segundo, another hot market for creative space, the firm's done projects within the past year or so for Murad (above), JustFab, True Religion and Boston Consulting Group. Speaking of teams, kudos to Tangram, Gensler and the other firms involved in Microsoft's project in Playa Vista, which just won an award in the IIDA SoCal chapter's 2015 Calibre Awards. Join us tomorrow at i|o at Playa Vista for Bisnow's The Office Revolution, starting at 8am. (Sign up here.)