Yelp a popular social platform that allows people to discover and rate the best restaurants, stores and businesses, recently opened a new European office in Hamburg, Germany. Their new office measures approximately 17,700 square feet and is located in the heart of Hamburg directly in the city center. The ‘Kaufmannshaus’ is a traditional hanseatic building from 1905 and an architectural demonstration of the trading heritage of this town.
“The design for the new office is reduced to straight forms and is based on a combination of material and color. It still keeps the existing charme of the building and forms a symbiosis with the old and new. A superordinate grid is capturing the built structure and follows through the entire space. It affects the different floorings in material, direction and shade and is even influencing the walls. The pieces of furniture are contemporary in a modern, north European design with the main focus on cosiness and comfort. The combination of domestic and urban style by various fabrics, wood and colored metal frames create a flexible and crossed look that matches the young and progressive but familiar spirit of yelp”.