Take a Look at Zendesk’s Dublin Offices
SaaS platform Zendesk is expanding around the world, which means this popular tech company is opening offices in new locations. For this one located in Dublin, interior design firm Blitz provided interior design services to freshen up the space, applying a clean, minimalist aesthetic and using the company brand attributes (“charming, humble, airy and uncomplicated”) as guidelines.
Although the Dublin office follows the same design direction as the San Francisco HQ, the Ireland location presented its own set of challenges. Located in a more recently constructed building with newer materials than the San Francisco HQ, the existing space was nevertheless neglected and felt closed in and monotonous. Blitz opened up portions of the ceiling to create a higher volume and expanded the vertical space to create height and depth. This exposed the building’s heart and soul and added space to create a wrapping ribbon in the reception. Additionally, since the Dublin location experiences maritime weather and a higher ratio of gloomy days, it was especially important to find ways to maximize the daylight and airiness in the Dublin office. Glass walls add layers of transparency and extend sight lines across the space. Transparency in the interior corridors also allows daylight to travel farther into the office core, said Design Blitz