5 Hospitality-Inspired Office Spaces We Love

by GR Chair

From small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, these creative corporate cafeterias blur the line between corporate design and hospitality spaces.

A Detroit Market Research Firm with Lofty Goals

270CH_Harper_MartecMartec Offices designed by Patrick Thompson Design. Image via. PTD 

Industrial meets modern in this lofty office space. Designers at Patrick Thompson Design balance rich wood tones and neutrals with strong pops of blue. Harper X-base counter stools get a tonal treatment in this all blue look.


A Restaurant Focused Software Company Opens New H.Q.

280BS_Reece_Restaurant365280_Reece_Restaurant365Restaurant 365 designed by Tilt by Design

Staying true to their hospitality roots, this restaurant focused tech company filled their new headquarters with commercial restaurant furniture. You’ll find communal tables and colorful Reece barstools, the same ones you’ll find inside some of America’s favorite chain restaurants.


Austin Based Tech Company, Big Commerce, Expands Into 70,000 Sqft Space

6250BS_Brady_BigCommerceBig Commerce, designed by IA Architecture. Image via S. Watts Group

Armed with a talented group of in-house graphic designers, colorful custom murals were installed throughout Big Commerce’s new Austin headquarters. In the cafeteria, the company opted for cobalt blue accents throughout the space, including on the large, Brady bar height communal tables and modern Brady backless barstools.

A Forward-thinking Tech Company Opens a Second Office That’s Clean, Curated, and Familial 

W515_Hugh_BlackThe Trade Desk, designed by HOK. Image via Tangram Interiors

With stunning views and a timeless aesthetic, this office cafeteria is masterfully styled. Designers married coastal colors with sophisticated furniture to achieve a perfectly curated interior that feels transparent, collaborative, and familial. Hugh, our take on the classic Windsor chair goes all black for a modern look.


A Grocer's New H.Q. Takes Austin By Storm

250_Brady_HEBH-E-B’s New Austin HQ, designed by IA Architects. Image via H-E-B

Spacious, airy, and bright, this grocer’s newly expanded office space exudes personality  featuring earthy materials and colorful furniture to create a hospitality-inspired office environment with an abundance of ancillary spaces and cozy corners. 

By infusing hospitality inspired elements, like modern mixed-material chairs and barstools, bolder colors, and more casual vignettes into these offices, the overall environment feels more personal, comfortable, and familiar. For more inspiration, check out these great office cafeteria installs or this great co-working space