When a brand is all about making beautiful things, it is expected that their office is a reflection of their product. Design is in Chumbak’s DNA and their office is proof. Located in the bustling, posh locality of Indiranagar in Bangalore, Chumbak’s flagship store also houses their corporate office on the upper floors. The office is all that you’d expect a Chumbak space to be, and more. There’s a splash of colours, a lot of kitsch and there’s never a dull moment. The culture in the office fosters creativity, openness, and a lot of great work.
Joining the league of startups invoking a “I would love to work there” feeling, is, the customer service and helpdesk management startup Freshdesk’s new office in Chennai. Apart from seriously contemporary international furniture and fixtures, the office boasts of free food, a gym, a table tennis & foosball room and a mini golf course as well. The office is a 60,000sqft addition to an existing office of the same size, also in Chennai and is the 9th Freshdesk office in Chennai. Here’s a glimpse of this beautiful, kaleidoscopic office.
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Think swanky offices in Hyderabad and Google and Facebook’s Indian headquarters come to mind. But things are quickly moving up on the local office real estate scene for the cyber city. GrabOn, a Hyderabad based startup, that offers coupons and deals has just moved into a new office, and it is a sweet deal.
There are offices that serve the functional purpose of giving your employees a place to work together. Then there are those that take it notches ahead, and become not hubs of productivity, ideas and engagement, but a showcase in themselves. The newly unveiled office of local services app startup, Lookup is the latter.
Think software, programming, coding languages and engineers, and the first imagery in mind is likely going to be of functional offices, industrial layouts, Facebook-like office, and overall a picture of all things dull, numbers and nerd-like.
However, ThoughtWorks – a software design and delivery, pioneering tools and consulting services company – is refreshingly different. The office is bright, colourful and very quirky with its interesting use of props and thoughtful details.