For some, an office space is just a place to come every day, do stuff, and then leave. For others, an office space is a hatchery, an incubator, an arena, and a place that feels like home – often all simultaneously.
As a company on a mission to organize the creative world, we wanted a space to practice what we preach – a place to experiment with our ideas around creative collaborations, work with a bias towards action, and find ways to organize for productivity.
The Behance team now inhabits the 8th floor of a rather unique building in Soho. Our hardwood floor boards run diagonal rather than straight like any other floor boards we have ever seen. We are told that the floors date back to a very young and creative maverick in the real-estate world that had a crazy idea: the floor boards on this particular floor should run parallel to Broadway (in NYC, every major street and avenue is on a perpendicular grid except for Broadway – an avenue that runs diagonal through the city). Since he owned the building and inhabited this floor himself, he made the idea happen. Carpenters and contractors thought the guy was crazy, but he defied the status quo nonetheless.
The space fits Behance quite well, and for this we are grateful.