Capital One Lab Office Design by Studio O+A
Behind The Design
A bank is not a client to whom designers would normally suggest their most adventurous color choices, but the creative team at Capital One Labs in San Francisco was an exception. This group, which develops apps for easy and effective interface with Capital One’s online customers, wanted their space to reflect the wide open spirit of their team. Capital One Labs is essentially a design studio, and the people who work there wanted it to look like one. They didn’t want to drape it in banker’s gray.
O+A’s designers responded with a palette that arrests the eye. The colors chosen for the staircase, “Rustic Drama,” and the support beams, “Gabled Blue,” and the seating cushions, “Hot Pink,” and the refrigerator, “Lime Green,” came together in a way that was both vibrant and harmonious. “It was nice to have a client who was open to Hot Pink,” says Designer Alma Lopez.
Color was just one aspect of a playfulness that extends throughout the design. Responding to the client’s request that the new space include a place to rest, O+A went beyond a soft couch to create an elevated sleeping nook that is one of the central features of the space. The nook, which is accessed by a ladder, recreates the cozy isolation of a treehouse while providing a practical retreat for Capital One’s hardworking employees—some of whom participate in one- and two-day brainstorming hack-a-thons during which no one gets much sleep.
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|Location:||San Francisco, CA, USA||> See all offices in this country|
|Office Size:||3500 sq. ft.|
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