Y Media Labs
Work - Small
Location: Redwood City
Design Team: M Moser Associates
Sienna Wood Flooring / Interface / Flor / Roppe / Summit Flooring
AMQ / Teknion / Humanscale / DFM (Reception Desk and Stadium Seating) / Blue Dot / CB2 / Gus Modern / Knoll / Hightower / Ohio Design / B&T / Restoration Hardware / Bend / West Coast Industries / Industry West / Terra Amico (Custom Pieces) / Studio TK. VCO
Benjamin Moore Paints / Idea Paint
Unika Vaev / Maharam / DesignTex
Executive Casework. Millwork material: Arpa Laminate / Daltile Backsplash / Qortstone
Y Media Labs, a fast growing app and experience developer, engaged our team to create their first fully designed office space. The design team collaborated with Y Media’s leadership in order to understand their emerging brand identity and differentiators. Reflecting the atypical synergy and organic interaction of their three core internal teams, the space is defined by three branched volumes of enclosed space that encourage flow and interaction at the pools of space in and around them.
Upon entering the space, visitors and staff naturally gravitate towards the open views of the waterfront and framed scenes of their prior office location across the lagoon. The active reception area is a hub for staff and guests to work alongside the receptionist, reflecting their inclusive culture and partnership approach to working with clients. The reception opens to the larger community space that provides a single location for staff to eat, socialize and hold all-hands and community events. The branched forms continue into the open office space, pulling and pushing from the perimeter glass, creating an open yet partially obscured workspace to allow teams to feel completely connected, yet with improved privacy, focus, and sense of scale. Large collaboration areas, smaller huddles and spaces for heads-down work are distributed across the open office in the enclosed forms. A sophisticated, neutral palette of tactile furnishings and finishes complement the strong foundations that define the company while providing a canvas for the company to build upon while it seeks to define its brand identity through colors and logos.
Photography: Emily Hagopian