That rugged, western inspired office space located in Seattle’s hippest and coolest neighbourhood of Capitol Hill belongs to Urban Influence.
Although you typically won’t find any cowboys or gun-slinging vagrants lazing around these parts, their office sure looks like it’s home to a few. They specialise in the creation of authentic brands for various companies, and who would know more about branding than cowboys and their livestock?
Although Urban Influence recently moved into their new home, and the construction and design of the space isn’t entirely completed, the office looks spectacular so far.
They’re located in a big, open loft with an abundance of natural lighting, pendant lighting, exposed brick, old wood beams, and polished wooden floors. The furniture, however, is quite modern so the contrast is quite striking.
The space has a very rustic, old west inspired appearance, and the creators even opted to use custom-made tables for their employee workstations as to preserve the specific look they were going for.
I visited the property with a close friend of mine who does office fitouts in Melbourne and we were both impressed with the very warm and cosy feel of the rooms. My favourite aspect of the office was the conference room, where they have used reclaimed stable doors to give the office even more of that cowboy inspired feel.
I felt like jumping on a horse or something similar. In fact, they added the names of the horses that used to call that stable home to the doors, just so no one forgets what those doors were previously used for.