One & Co. – San Francisco Offices

  • Client One & Co,
  • size 6,500 sqft
  • Year 2010
  • Location California, San Francisco, United States,
  • Industry Design,
  • When given the opportunity to simplify, some companies can be too extreme in limiting items for the sake of minimalism, though in doing so, they eliminate many functional elements needed in a working office. One & Co seems to have a wonderful balance of form and function. The space looks beautiful, but it also has kept the necessities of industrial design.

    One & Co asked for an architectural identity to represent its industrial design studio while also expanding the space to serve its growing practice. The office is located in a turn-of-the-century brick warehouse in the Mission. The minimalist vocabulary of the new construction enhances the character of the older building while providing a range of visual and tactile experiences for the staff through essays on translucency, transparency, materiality, mass, texture, color and light.

    The neutral palette is punctuated by hot pink surfaces on the walls, floor and furniture which enliven the perception of depth. Products designed by One & Co are integrated into the architecture and interior design including the new Crease tile (a collaboration with Heath Ceramics), the Periodic Table, Aura credenza and Chrysalis stool for Council, and just-a-bench for Orange22.

    Design: Cary Bernstein Architects
    Photography: Cesar Rubio