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17-028 Salesforce Tower Office Space

A west coast headquarters for a global financial firm in the heart of the Salesforce Tower translates our designers’ residential sensibilities into the workplace, allowing our clients to uniquely define a space that’s current yet timeless; modern yet warm and inviting.

Perched above the 50th floor and soaring past the silhouettes of the surrounding high rises and iconic SF fog, the untouched 10,000-sf space set the tone for the design aspirations of the project. The plan aimed to integrate residential design into the tower - a living room, private nooks, and a kitchen help rethink the flow and functionality of the office, and emphasize the personal and human aspects of workplace design.

Upon arrival, visitors are welcomed into the Sky Lounge, the “hearth space” and social core of the office - punctuated by floor to ceiling windows providing views of downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Pacific Ocean. Natural light floods into the central lounge, which flows into open collaborative areas spread along the rim of the space, ranging from flexible workspaces to a series of small private offices.

Custom Brass Sculpture by Martin Bialas

Anchored by Design

The anchor of the space is a gently curving wood wrapped core, which shapes the office’s circulation and houses private meeting rooms and the kitchen. The entirely transparent office perimeter sits in contrast with the solid wrapped core - the simplicity of the plan diagram paired well with the clean, restrained, warm material palette, often found in our homes, that captures the aesthetic sensibility of the client. A custom brass sculpture combines Arabic and Latin script – gracing the entryway with a personal, narrative touch.

Furnishings and Finishes

The simplicity of the plan diagram paired well with a clean, restrained, warm material palette with subtle colors that tie into company’s brand identity. Lightly colored furniture and bright white walls on the perimeter accentuate sweeping views – while sophisticated matte black furniture and felted grey walls bring professional elegance to the core of the space.

The delicately curved furniture mimics the smooth interior architecture – and more broadly the iconic curves of the Salesforce tower – further accented with soft and light detailing and touches of oak, dark metal, and saddle leather. This play on materials is detailed in the door frames and hardware, which are a delicate combination of black textured metal, oak, and leather wrapped metal.

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10000 Sq.Ft.