Here's a look inside inside Foursquare's new NYC headquarters, hashed out by interior designer Audra Canfield. Foursquare, a location-based social networking platform in which users digitally "check in" to the places (restaurants, bars, gyms) they go in real life, offers up the same collaborative mood of many a successful tech coterie—the comfortable, funhouse vibe. There are no slides nor orange groves nor faux living rooms; instead, Canfield has cobbled together an eclectic band of conference spaces inspired by the company's colorful roster of digital "badges," which users "unlock" when they check into a specialized type of place (like, for instance, a library or vegan restaurant). Above: the company's lounge, with telephone booths and a color scheme meant to "allow the living colour of the office to speak for itself and also balance the fun and maturity that they desired," says Canfield. More, including a boardroom with metallic wallpaper, below.
? The Socialite room—inspired by the badge for checking in to nightclubs and bars—boasts damask and foil wallpaper, a white cowhide rug, and a crystal chandelier.
? The Bookworm room—inspired by the Bookworm badge, earned by checking into a library—is Canfield's favorite. It's "cozy corner office" with wallpaper made from recycled magazines (a growing trend, apparently) and "mix-matched chairs and a bench stacked with books all in varying brown tones [that] help give this room an eclectic, lived-in feeling."
? The Herbivore conference room (inspired by the Herbivore badge, earned by checking into vegan and vegetarian restaurants) features terrariums with small plastic animals, reclaimed wood shelves, black Eames chairs, and a pendant lamp.
· Foursquare New York by Audra Canfield, Derek Stewart and Dennis Crowley. [Dezeen]
· All Office Spaces posts [Curbed National]