For one of the world’s most successful entertainment-based websites, it felt only right to base their HQ design around that element of entertaining. Cue a back of stage atmosphere, a central stage set and Del Boy’s living room.
'With Del’s famous cocktail bar, complete with shaker, glass and umbrella, it is great fun to work at YouTube London. Del’s twin porcelain dogs, 60’s bamboo-shoot wallpaper mixed with Granddad’s awful choice in curtains and carpet, chintz drinks trolley and life ring, creates just the right level of really loveable-rogue taste.'
Another element of the Google programme was a separate yet connected HQ for YouTube. So, we immediately got heavily inspired by Britain’s most watched UK comedy TV show… Only Fools and Horses. We created a central stage set that was a carbon copy of Del Boy’s living room from Mandela House in Peckham.
Around this workplace interior design, we created shrewd, multi-functioning workspaces – exposed studwork and framing was deliberately made to have a poor-quality feel, adding the fun factor but also kept costs down – cushty!
Compliant with Google’s Red List, & only a few points short of LEED Platinum