Business data company Splunk has moved their London team into a quirky office designed by Morgan Lovell. A few of the fun office features include Bespoke graffiti, a Pullman carriage and a Dr Who demo room.
Some design notes from Morgan Lovell:
“You might expect a fast growing, American tech brand to have a super cool urban office space. But you might not expect it to be on the 7th floor of a glass and steel building next to Paddington Station, London. But that’s just what we created for Splunk, a young and dynamic data company headquartered in San Francisco, with 12 offices around the world.
The space needed to reflect Splunk’s brand values of innovation, passion, disruption, openness and fun. The brief also asked us to reference the local area (Paddington Station), match the warehouse feel of many of their other sites and allow staff to collaborate and have fun.
So the design team went to work creating a unique open plan space with a host of quirky design features. Referencing the local train station, we introduced arches to the boardroom complete with bricks and steel and the obligatory graffiti. And installed a Pullman carriage in the middle of the office which serves as a comfy, soundproof meeting room and is more than a nod to the local heritage.
Sticking with the theme of travel, we created a Tardis-style demo room, the first point of call for any self-respecting Whovian, and where Splunkers can demonstrate their products to clients.
And because all team members share the open plan office we also created a number of phone booths tucked behind old style front doors where staff can make private phone calls.
“The space allows for innovation and collaboration and includes fantastic features allowing people to sit and share,” said Alison Bell Roberts, Splunk’s HR manager.”
Design: Morgan Lovell