Office design does NOT have to be boring or stiff or blah. Embarking on a massive office project- including all renovation of the space - involved tons of details and opportunities to make it feel less "officey" and more casual, living room like. For this client, WestCoast Fitness (owner of many Orange Theory Fitness studios), a non-traditional approach to their corporate design was essential. Sit-to-Stand desks were a requirement. Lots of comfortable seating for quick meetings. And outlets for laptops everywhere so people could work wherever they were most comfortable.
Below is the conference room. We choose a racetrack shape table vs a rectangle for the rounded edge, more casual vibe.
Below is one of the private offices. We went with a patterned carpet tile for the private offices and a more solid like charcoal for all the common spaces. We wallpapered the entry, halls, and open area in a beautiful grayish blue linen like vinyl. Wallpaper does so much for a space- here it adds a layer of texture, visual interest, and vinyl basically eliminates any scuff marks or dirt.
Detail shot of the private office - we sourced vintage Muscle Beach photography via the Getty Image archives and had them framed in a light oak. They are playful, happy, and a reminder of how so many fitness trends started right here in Los Angeles.
Into the kitchen - a very important space for employees who constantly make protein shakes and smoothies (vs. coffee). We choose a bar height table to make it feel very social. More vintage Muscle Beach photos below.
Absolutely love the Muuto pendants in olive green.
All desks area sit-to-stand. The photographs on the wall around the workstations are by local photographer Christy Schnabel. They are a series called Bike Path and showcase people riding bikes or scooters or skates in Santa Monica and Venice. The more updated nod to actual West Coast Fitness.
Below is a close of ROOM - soundproof phone booths. We added a stool for comfort.
West Coast Fitness CEO corner office below with incredible views.
Thank you for looking and Happy Summer!
Photography by Annie Meisel