Location: San Francisco, CA
Project Year: 2016
Area: 1502 m2
Photo: Garrett Rowland
Highly appreciated for their hospitable projects around the world, the American studio AvroKO was engaged in the design of the food hall and workspace cafe at the headquarters of the San Francisco company. Tuck Shop and Dropbox Cafe is the heartbeat of an innovative technology giant, known as a major provider of online file hosting.
AvroKO is filled with the idea of ”neighborhoods” inside the office to unite people. The space was created as a multi-purpose, equally suitable for dining, meeting, brainstorming and much more. Inspired by one of the mottoes of the company, “sweat the details”, the design is focused on small features and individually selected furniture and lighting to transform the mood and create a flexible space.
The food hall boasts 6 main food stations, divided into various screens of transparent linen material, some of which are designed around basic banquets created to adjust small areas, ideally suited for private gathering with colleagues. The manual lighting in the Juice Bar reminds us of the modern decoration of old street lamps, again attracted by the concept of neighborhood. The chandelier that dominates the entrance has adjustable frames that slide up and down the tracks, imitating the transit lines of Muni Metro in San Francisco.
The cafe is designed in such way as to evoke a sense of home comfort. This is a place of comfort for the staff, in which each furniture group contains an eclectic mix of chairs, floor mats and accessories, similar to the living room. The cafe has its own roaster for coffee, surrounded by a black perimeter of steel and visible to visitors.