Who said the office can’t be fun?
In a Silicon Valley loft sometime not quite 20 years ago, someone asked a question very much like this and decided they weren’t going to be yet another drudgery-inducing white-washed office complex.
As the start-up doctrine kicked into full gear in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with fast growing game-changers like Google and Pixar, soon to be followed by the likes of Zappos, Facebook, ThinkGarden and others, the very idea of what an office could and should be changed.
Donuts and stale coffee became four star chefs with a full service kitchen.
Empty lobbies with security guards and plastic plants were soon populated with giant red slides and video arcade cabinets.