A retail start-up on the cutting edge of e-commerce, Spreetail is committed to fostering a work environment that celebrates what makes its organization great—its people. Seeking an office that would reflect their values as a company while allowing room for expansion, Spreetail enlisted our design expertise to transform a former bar in a prominent historic building in Austin, Texas into a new space that would support its growing team and build upon its dynamic and youthful culture. Spanning three levels, the Spreetail office features bold and branded design highlights complemented by a host of state-of-the-art amenities.
As soon as employees pass through the reception, they are greeted by a lounge followed by a mezzanine and all-hands area—all of which prominently feature Spreetail’s signature colors of turquoise, aqua, and coral—across an industrial backdrop. Comfortable seating in this area further welcomes guests and serves as a place for talent recruitment, interviews, and training sessions.
The all-hands atrium space is outfitted with bespoke hammocks for relaxation, tiered rows of benches, and a variety of seating options including casual bean bag chairs. This space is denoted by shipping container-inspired breakout areas intended to serve as a space for collaboration and work. A break room within the mezzanine area features a distressed Austin mural on a brick wall, connecting the office to its locale.
These levels have a designated coffee bar along with phone, huddle, and conference rooms for privacy. Both the second and third floors have atriums at their centers, allowing them access to daylight and the multi-levels of the space. In addition, “dog nooks” provide storage for pet supplies, as furry friends are encouraged and welcomed in the workspace.