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Zazzle Headquarters by O+A

Studio O+A have created a new headquarters for Californian online retailer, Zazzle - a brand that manufactures bespoke products that are designed by its customers using uploaded images and artwork.

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The new 90,000 gsf headquarters in Redwood City, California reflect the company’s love of combining high-tech with the handmade.

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Features include hand-fired, hand-glazed ceramic tiles, elevators encased in hickory and oak planks that have been blackened using an ancient Japanese technique, and two 1926 cast-iron red London telephone booths designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott that are complete with working antique telephones.

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Zazzle’s management team, Robert Beaver and his sons Bobby and Jeff, played a crucial role in selecting the finishes and detailing for the office space.

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For the fourth floor break room, the Beavers chose hand-fired, hand-sanded, hand-glazed ceramic tile.

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For the wood finishes encasing the central elevators, the team used an ancient Japanese woodworking technique of burning the surface of the planks black. The pattern of alternating burned oak and unburned hickory was meticulously created on a template and provided to the millworkers.

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SCP’s Ernest pouf by Donna Wilson makes an eye-catching and playful occasional seating option.

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Lighting from Rich Brilliant and Willing is used throughout the space including this cluster of Delta Lights which hang above a work bench.

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The Fan chairs by British designer Tom Dixon populate this breakout area.

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Vitra’s Alcove sofas by the Bouroullec brothers provide quiet areas for private meetings or individual work.

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The Bluff Lights by Jonah Takagi for Roll & Hill provide ambient lighting for this playful meeting room with vertical folding glass doors.

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Herman Miller’s iconic Aluminum Group desk chairs provide comfortable seating in the boardroom.

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Posted November 4th, 2013 by Editor


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