Advertising agency KBP West has recently commissioned Jensen Architects to design its San Francisco head offices. The offices are very vibrant, colourful and quirky to say the least. They incorporate three separated wings, partioned by acoustically sealed folding doors. This allows the areas to be used simultaneously for different tasks without interference, while at the same time if required the doors can be opened to merge into a large meeting space. There are also four meetings rooms, each with different themes, materials and colours. Despite the use of strong themes and colours the whole office seems to compliment each segregated part, thereby creating a unity.
Other cool features include walls coated with chalky substance, allowing for quick and easy notation of ideas in the heat of the moment. It is also a very aesthetically pleasing touch, working well with other components of the design. Lastly, there is also an indoor garden and 16ft dining counter to finish off the space.
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The CHALK ping pong table was designed and developed by Studio Aruliden especially for PUMA. The table is unique in that is has a chalk surface, allowing players to write down the score as they play. It also allows them to note down any inspiring thoughts which may come to them whilst playing. The build materials are of the highest quality, the legs are made of ash wood and the net of chain link. A ping-pong table is a great addition to any office, as it allows staff to take a refreshing break and in many situations can increase productivity as regular sessions of exercise are good not only for the body, but also the mind. The table is a limited edition item, and prices at roughly $4,000.