Almost every surface in TalkingRain’s new offices is available in case inspiration strikes. Glass walls double as pseudo-white boards, ready for notes; desks have both tackable and white board panels; in the marketing office, a central layout work space for building store displays help hone how the product is marketed. In the conference room, a large, interactive touch screen supports conferencing and brainstorming, while barn doors made of reclaimed wood slides away to reveal a presentation wall.
The offices are carved out of the company’s existing warehouse, and act as a palette to inform other TalkingRain offices as they are renovated. The aesthetic is a highly industrial flavor with exposed concrete floors, an open web joist structure and reclaimed wood coexisting with translucent elements evoking the freshness of the brand and culminating in focal points such as the decorative light fixture in the Research & Development area that recall a cascade of water drops – talking rain, if you will.
The conference room and Research & Development area are separated by a rustic wood wall that displays the company’s legacy product, lit from above to create a glow around the bottles. Seeking to be a more sustainable, environmentally friendly company, TalkingRain features work stations locally commissioned with low cubicle walls and clean surfaces marking the firm’s first foray into a streamlined, more digitally focused work process.
2014 Hubbardton Forge Design Photo Contest