Spotify is now the world’s largest music-streaming service. They recently expended their office to New York city and company chose to use extraordinary office design ideas to created a sublime space for its 250 employees.
The company wanted to avoid the design tropes of startups and tech firms. That’s why they hired TPG Architecture! Spotify employees work in small groups that the company calls squads.
Considering this dynamic, TPG crafted a strategy to create an open office project, flexible area at the center of the floor, which is ringed with offices that the squads share. Squad rooms have access to daylight, and each unit has its own open and closed conference rooms.
This interior design project includes a cafe, a lounge, a library, wellness rooms, and a development workshop are scattered throughout the floor. The brooding entrance is illuminated in low light with fixtures by Tom Dixon.
Determined to give the workspace the character that is often missing from corporate interiors, Spotify and TPG sourced art and furniture as curated one-offs.
Each piece was selected based on individual room character. Booths upholstered in bright yellow Maharam foam animate the edges of the central community space, and Studio Job wallpaper adds even more surface character.
For the boardroom, TPG took a more unconventional approach, since Spotify wanted the walls to be finished as a giant whiteboard. They decide to inject art into the same room by embellishing the top of a custom Halcon conference table, which was then sealed with a surface finish.
The result of this close collaboration between client and architect is uniquely individualized made this space reflects an entire culture.