Box’s London Offices

  • Client,
  • Year 2013
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Technology,
  • Online file sharing and cloud-based content management service Box has recently moved into a new office in London which was designed by Area Sq.

    Established in California in 2005, Box has offices in Los Altos, San Francisco, Paris and Munichand approached Jones Lang LaSalle and Area Sq to helpset up their EMEA headquarters on North Row, Mayfair.

    To ensure consistency of Box’s culture and creativity, Area Sq took the design standard from the new San Francisco offices. A striking reception greets guests who can explore Box’s services on iPads and get a glimpse into the colourful and inspiring open plan office.

    The creative approach to meeting spaces encourages collaboration and stimulates employees, with bright meeting pods, a London taxi made into a meeting room and a striking industrial breakout area which features exposed services, timber rafts and wood flooring. In this breakout area employees enjoy catered lunches, banquet style seating, table tennis and snacks and often hold larger team meetings.

    The bright open plan office includes height- adjustable work stations which are broken up with bright accent furniture, colourful write-onwalls and extensive IT and Audio Visual installations to help showcase their products and flexible working.

    Speed of delivery and quality was central to the project, as was creating a flexible space which could adapt as the company continued to grow.

    Fiona Sauer, Office Manager at Box says: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Area Sq, right from the initial pitch meetingthey understood Box’s quirky take on office design. They exactly identified Box’s needs and brought us an office that perfectly reflects the nature of the Box product – collaboration and sharing of ideas and content”.

    Design: Area Sq
    Photography: Thierry Cardineau