Project Architect: Rapt Studio
Google’s 91,000 four-floor Orange County office combines the lighthearted spirit rooted in the company’s values with the California culture inherent to the coast. Working with Rapt Studio, MASHstudios was able to actualize the design firm’s vision, creating pieces that would nod to the local ethos and play into the overall design scheme.
For Google’s main cafeteria space, custom booths measuring close to nine feet tall and constructed of natural oak in an array of yellow,blue,orange and red slats encircle tables made of birch and hot rolled steel. Throughout the space, specially made solid oak butcher block tables feature intricate designs of the company’s name, letters and images of beach life.
The furniture found in the cafe areas successfully showcase the playful Google spirit while also directly reflecting the California way of life.