Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture Design
Turo, an innovative car-sharing company based in San Francisco, approached us to lead an office redesign to suit their bold new company rebrand. Faced with a tight timeline and a utilitarian office space, we sought to inject the new headquarters with a sense of adventure and irreverence. We opened up the floor plan to bring natural light throughout the office and create flexible spaces for work and play. Each collaboration room is named for a great American road, and each room's design suits its place with unique furniture and immersive wall graphics. Custom details are used throughout the space, from a custom headlight chandelier to lasercut wool felt acoustic hangings, to conference tables made of reclaimed redwood salvaged after the Napa earthquake.
"Atelier Cho Thompson saved my life. Their designs are creative and original while being functional. The whole time we worked with them, Ming was a sounding board and voice of reason when we were scrambling; she and her team went out of their way to make sure the deadlines we had were met. The office they designed for us shows who we are to visitors, but it still feels like a place where we can relax and work hard. ACT created a unique space people are excited to be in." -Elena Wible, Turo
Project Team: Ming Thompson, Mikaela Leo
Photography by Marble Rye.