Since 2006, Eventbrite, an online ticketing site based out of San Francisco, has been helping people create and attend the coolest concerts, conferences and festivals. But when they recently moved into their new 27,000-square foot office space in SF's SoMA neighborhood, it was time to curate the cool at home. The company, which has twice been named as one of the Bay Area's best companies to work for, turned to designer Amy Keith, who worked in close collaboration with building owner Walter Wang, to create a lively, creative space for the small team. The first order of business? Knocking down divider walls to open up the room and create a fresher, brighter look that encourages collaboration and a sense of community.
The office used to play home to a AAA office building, and the staid decor didn't do much for Eventbrite's young, lively team. Keith added punch to the lofty space, opting to stick with the company's signature tangerine and white color scheme, offset with pops of turquoise and grounded with grey. Here, a half-wall becomes a focal point thanks to the listing of some of their most successful events, accented with inspirational words.
The office incorporates a mix of both budget-friendly and custom-made furniture. Working on a very lean budget, Keith had to prioritize the most important furniture and decide which accessories to splurge on. The designer snagged this fun oversize cutlery from Pier One Imports for just $70 each. Paired with a stenciled "EAT," they add a bit of whimsy to the kitchen entrance.
On most days, employees eat free, catered lunches in the office's kitchen. The space is airy and flooded with natural light. Small design touches like stacked coffee cup decals on the cabinet doors add to the overall environment of the room.