Squarespace makes it easy for anyone to spin up a web site, but behind the service is actually a big team of creative, talented people. The parent company just moved into new digs in New York City, and they look amazing. Here are some photos from their new workspace.
Squarespace's new digs combine beautiful aesthetics with plush, relaxing common spaces for meetings and conversations. The actual working spaces won't appeal to anyone who actually dislikes open office floorplans (because it is a very open floorplan), but it does look like a comfortable place to come work every day. The shot above is a view of one of their hybrid spaces, just away from the desks, where people can chat, get away from the commotion of the open workspace, or slip into a smaller room for a meeting. Here's a look at one of the hybrid work/meeting spaces, with a whiteboard wall for brainstorming:
And speaking of those very open floorplans, this shot of some of their desk spaces will either make you want to work there, or make you shudder at the thought:
A Squarespace rep explained some of the design motivation behind their space:
While most tech companies have attempted to combine their workplaces with adult playgrounds, we took a slightly different approach. Our goal was to create an environment in which creativity, comfort, and collegiality could coexist. Moreover, as a company known for its dedication to design, we wanted to ensure that our new office reflected our identity. We've transformed our lobby -- once an old loading bay -- into an entryway that celebrates the work of some of today's most talented artists. (One of the artists represented in our space is Emil Lukas, a Squarespace customer.)
Whatever you think of the working spaces, the overall look of the office is exceptional. Here's a shot down their kind of "grand stair" that looks into the office space itself:
And a view inside the space, where you can see both floors, thanks to an abundance of glass and air and light:
Finally, let's end on a part of the office that may be a meeting room, or just a lounging space, that's probably where I'd sit and do all of my work if I had a choice, and if i could keep from falling asleep.
Many thanks to Squarespace for sending over the photos, and giving us a virtual tour of their new offices!
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