New York-based daily deals filter and aggregator, Yipit, recently moved into their wonderful new office space designed by McGarvey Robinson Design. The company had previously been located at NYC tech coworking hub General Assembly.
Yipit’s office was designed to reflect and encourage the laidback vibe and community feel of many web-based startup companies.
To encourage community and gathering, their lunch area takes advantage of a collection of lunch tables that encourage employees to share meals together – all on a floor of grass. The lunchroom can also be easily transformed to hold larger ‘all-hands’ meetings. Employees can also take advantage of the ‘playroom’ for a quick game of ping-pong or the meditation room for a quiet break.
The main conference room has whiteboard walls – and a nicely stocked multipurpose room that can be used for gaming, reading, or casual meetings.
I often find myself looking at offices and wondering either “How does work get done?” or “Why would anyone want to work there?” – one of the great things about Yipit’s space is that the design strikes a nice balance between utility and style.
According to the designers, “The main goal of the two founders, Jim Moran and Vin Vacanti, was for everyone to feel a part of the team and to create an environment that allows individuals to perform at their highest level.”
Photography by Matt Simmons Photography