Polychain Offices – San Francisco

  • Client Polychain,
  • size 14,800 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Location California, San Francisco, United States,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Blitz executed a balance of play and professionalism when designing the Polychain offices in San Francisco, California.

    Bridging the gap between a traditional financial institution and the anti-establishment, the new headquarters presents a refined edginess.

    For an emerging leader in cryptocurrency technology, Blitz designed the workspace to manifest an offbeat counter-culture in a Class A office world. Views of San Francisco are juxtaposed with areas of tight focus while zones of open-ended contrast spaces fit for a specific purpose. A spectrum of finishes, from exposed ceiling mechanical to wood paneled walls are highlighted by colorful, adjustable LED light adding warmth and variability.

    The room configurations and atmospheres are defined by different shapes, sizes, and finishes reacting to a variety of tastes; including the founder’s faves–purple and blue. Modern, moveable furniture and accessories, as well as a high ratio of enclosed rooms, allow for quick adjustments to accommodate physical distancing.

    The break area includes a climbing wall and espresso bar, offering a much-needed respite, a contrast from the functions of a typical office.

    Design: Blitz
    Photography: Mariko Reed