22 Gorgeous Startup Offices You Wish You Worked In

It is totally acceptable to judge a company by its insanely beautiful office.

1. 37signals’ Downtown Chicago Office

 

The 37signals office looks like a huge, modern hotel lobby with its sharp, clean lines.

[source: Quora]

2. Mojang in Stockholm, Sweden

Per Kristiansen, Niklas Storbjörk / bsk.se
Per Kristiansen, Niklas Storbjörk / bsk.se

Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, has an office that is decidedly un-dorky.

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3. Etsy’s New York Offices

 
 

The Etsy Dumbo office is like a microcosm of Etsy.com itself — it’s filled to the brim with brightly colored tchotchkes and evokes a cozy living room feel.

 

Etsy’s Hudson office has more room to breathe, with a very minimalist appeal. It features an apothecary of natural remedies for the staff to use, a salvaged pool table, and hula hoops.

4. Hub in Madrid, Spain

Daniel Torrelló / chqs.net

Daniel Torrelló / chqs.net

 

Daniel Torrelló / chqs.net

Daniel Torrelló / chqs.net

 

According to Office Snapshots, “The Hub is an interesting combination of incubator, coworking space, and social entrepreneur hangout.”

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5. Square in San Francisco, California

 

Jack Dorsey has good taste in wallpaper.

6. Evernote in Redwood City, California

 
 

Chalkboard paint + vertical air plant garden + Eames = Pinterest dream come true.

7. Moo.com in London, England

 
 

Moo.com makes these cute little business cards that you can order online with the utmost of ease. They’ve incorporated every color of the rainbow into their office.

8. Dropbox’s San Francisco Office

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Bruce Damonte / boorbridges.com

 

Bruce Damonte / boorbridges.com

Bruce Damonte / boorbridges.com

 

Bruce Damonte / boorbridges.com

Bruce Damonte / boorbridges.com

 

The conference room is filled with Legos and the conference rooms have funny names. In addition to being an elegant and modern office space, they’ve managed to incorporate a lot of character.

9. Airbnb’s Listing-Inspired Offices in San Francisco

Helynn Ospina, Robert Hatch, and Chad Riley

Helynn Ospina, Robert Hatch, and Chad Riley

 

Helynn Ospina, Robert Hatch, and Chad Riley

Helynn Ospina, Robert Hatch, and Chad Riley

Helynn Ospina, Robert Hatch, and Chad Riley

 

Full of quirky, lived-in details, it’s evident that whoever decorated the space did a really good job of raiding the thrift store.

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10. CouchSurfing in San Francisco, California

 

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Swings are scientifically proven to enhance productivity.

11. Quid in San Francisco, California

 

It’s like fancy downtown art gallery meets stately uptown library.

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12. Pionen in Stockholm, Sweden

 
 

Pionen holds a data center in an old nuclear bunker, situated underneath the bedrock of Stockholm, and is locked away from civilization by a 16-inch thick door. It’s a metaphor for the how secure the data is kept.

13. Path’s SF Office

 
 

Two words: THAT VIEW.

14. LivePerson’s NYC Office

 
 

You would feel happy swimming in all those colors everyday.

15. Google’s Dublin Campus

Peter Würmli / camenzindevolution.com

Peter Würmli / camenzindevolution.com

 

Peter Würmli / camenzindevolution.com

Peter Würmli / camenzindevolution.com

 

All of Google’s offices are pretty amazing (see also Google Zurich) but the Dublin office is possibly the best designed.

16. Quirky’s NYC Office

 
 

The exposed brick, the bike rack, the DINER marquee — this is basically Little Williamsburg.

17. YMedia in San Francisco

 
 

This office takes the “accent wall” to a whole new level.

18. Draugiem in Riga, Latvia

 
 

Draugiem is a social networking site that surpasses Facebook in usage in Latvia. Its office features tons of lush, beautiful greenery.

19. Migo in Manila, Philippines

Utwentysix Architecture Studio

Utwentysix Architecture Studio

Utwentysix Architecture Studio

 

BARN CUBICLES.

20. Zazzle in Redwood City, California

Not having Zazzle Poetry emblazoned across the walls seems like a missed opportunity, but this office is so fabulous, I can perhaps forgive.

21. Fueled Collective in NYC

 
 

It isn’t technically a startup, but rather a collective office space. It houses quite a few companies, like Elevatr and Coinsetter. Find out more about renting office space here.

22. Homeaway’s Office in Austin, Texas

 
 

Since the site is all about vacations, the office is designed to MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE ON A VACATION. Which is just an absolutely beautiful contradiction.

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