The environments in which we work can have a profound influence on our productivity and creativity. As many more of us work in an officier situation, often at home, the designs of our workstations becomes increasingly important. This post brings together 25 examples of awesomely cool office designs, setups chosen to amaze and inspire.
1. Levine Residence by Jeremy Levine
This is architect Jeremy Levine’s cool office setup at his residence in Eagle Rock, California. The room is furnished with custom built items constructed from recycled building materials from the original house build including plywood shelves and desks, which are suspended from the vaulted ceiling to free-up floor space. Windows open across the entire west wall, bathing the office in bright Californian sunlight.
2. My Office by Juhan Sonin
Minimalist and clean desktops compliment the expanse of screen space available on Juhan Sonin’s dual Apple 30” LCD monitors to create a superb working space.
3. Home Office by Jacques Nyemb
Jacques Nyemb of www.jofalltrades.com took several years to get his office setup just right. The bay of windows really open up the space and promote creativity, while the ergonomically-designed Mesh Managers chair eases the effects of late night design activities.
4. MySpace by Lisa Risager
Freelance webdesigner and webdeveloper Lisa Risager also works on craft and sewing projects and likes to keep her art materials close to hand, as we see in her office. There’s a certain Scandinavian aesthetic in the space with its bare wooden features and pastel tones. The windows open out onto views of Istedgade in Copenhagen, Denmark.
5. A Desk With a View by Techhie
Three massive screens give this office space an immersive visual experience. The panoramic image spread across the screens was lifted from Google Maps and edited in Photoshop to emphasize the width of LCD real estate.
6. Multi Monitor Mahem by Aldo Gonzalez
This office features even more screen space, with an awesome collection of nine displays, powered by two computers. Office owner Aldo Gonzalez has subsequently admitted that the setup was a little over the top, and has since downsized to humble collection of four screens.
7. Workstation 2 by Sean MacEntee
Sean MacEntee’s cool office setup occupies a cosy corner in his home’s roof space, with a skylight providing daytime illumination.
8. Amazing Office by Chris Meller
This is an absolutely amazing office space with bare brickwork, contemporary-classic furnishings and massive windows providing a calming and creative ambience.
9. Brooklyn Home Office by Mackenzie Kosut
Mackenzie Kosut has opted for a minimalist approach to his office layout, with simple features and concealed computers and speakers. The clean feel allows the focus to fall on the gorgeous cityscapes of Brooklyn seen through the windows. In addition to the views, the windows also serve as brainstorming boards, as Kosut uses dry erase markers on the glass to sketch ideas during project work.
10. Innovation Lab by Régine Debatty
Innovation Lab presents a design concept that rethinks the traditional office cubicle with cool pastel colours, minimal setup with screen, lamp and digital picture frame, and a fisheye porthole offering a view of the outside world.
11. My New Office Setup by Peter Cooper
Peter Cook works across four screens in this homely office setup. A collection of books and a nice selection of art and posters add a touch of inspiration to this working environment.
12. Home Office by Jeremy Levine
This is another home office design from the portfolio of architect Jeremy Levine, a super-cool and clean layout with a great aesthetic and practical features. The sliding door opens onto a pocket courtyard with bamboo, also providing a cooling chimney effect. The clerestory window that runs around the top of the room allows changing light to fill the office as the sun moves through the sky during the day.
13. Quad-Head MacBook Air by Blake Patterson
Blake Patterson’s awesome office employs four displays running from a MacBook Air. The setup usually features the iPhone 4 that was used to take this photograph of the arrangement.
14. Extreme Makeover by Sasha Wolff
The décor used in a working environment can have a positive influence on the work that takes place within and the fantastic paint job that Sasha Wolff employed in her office makeover is a great example of how interior design can brighten a room. The space invaders flying across the walls are decals from the Blik graphics studio.
15. My New View by Travis Isaacs
This handsome setup features a minimalist desktop, classic lampshade design and floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the sunlight and verdant scenery outside the office.
16. New Office Setup by John Athayde
Another excellent office setup that makes use of the room’s windows, this time offering a cityscape view. A MacBook and Apple 30” display, speakers, phone and other office essentials complete the arrangement.
17. Office (Feb. Setup) by Jeff Wilcox
Similarly, this setup looks out on a city view, and also includes three monitors and high-fidelity sound system.
18. Man Cave Office by Yasuhiko Ito
Yasuhiko Ito’s self-styled man cave office is a perfect retreat for work and creativity. The space includes his computer and desktop, inspirational dinosaur-related decorations and a piano for musical breaks from work.
19. Home Office by Sean Hobson
Sean Hobson presents his simple and elegant desktop office setup. The beautifully minimalist arrangement features two Dell displays, one attached to a Mac Mini, the other to a Dell XPS Gen4, with wireless keyboard and mouse adding to the clutter-free feel.
20. Work Space by Silverfox09
This space allows the worker to look into his garden, enjoying the view and watching his children play, while the cat relaxes on the office’s filing cabinet.
21. My Work Space by Andy Wetherill
Some people like to bring toys to keep them company on their desktop. Andy Wetherill has populated his office with a multitude of playful characters, from The Simpsons to Star Wars and numerous other figurines.
22. My Office by Travis Isaacs
Careful use of light and colour can have a very positive influence in the office environment, such as we see in Travis Isaac’s exquisitely designed room with its dark décor and carefully selected artwork and glassware.
23. The Laid Back Work Space by WOVOX Team
Laptops and mobile devices allow us to take our work, and our office anywhere, such as we see here in WOVOX Team’s ‘laid back’ office on a couch and table with a relaxing candle burning and steaming cup of coffee.
24. New Work Area by Megan Ann
A great deal of thought has gone into decorating this work and office space, including the carefully chosen design elements that complete the stylishly pale colour scheme. The long workbench is divided between ‘his’ and ‘her’ ends; the available space is used for office work and art-related drawing projects.
25. Basement Office by Adam Selwood
Finally, we have an example of how to make the most of limited space to create an awesome office. Adam Selwood’s basement setup is housed in an Ikea wardrobe, minus the doors, with a 24” display, and storage compartments in the keyboard area. Two lights under the keyboard subtly illuminate the space, which is both functional and comfortable, a highly inspiring piece of workspace design.
James finds himself talking more and more about office chairs because he’s involved in developing and updating a British next day office stationery site. He’s also a big internet and blogging enthusiast.