When Minted — the online marketplace for crowdsourced stationery, art and home decor — completed a redesign of its San Francisco headquarters last year, a spot was carved out to showcase merchandise and “bring our products to life,” explains founder and CEO Mariam Naficy. “There was such a positive response from employees and visitors to our office, we wanted as many people as possible to experience that.”
Read more at the SF Chronicle.
Mariam Naficy, Founder and CEO of Minted, asks an important question: why do people make offices feel like offices? We wish we had the answer. If we spend so much of our lives at work, why is it that office décor is so uninspired? Say what you will about the startup culture, they are the ones challenging this conundrum. Minted, the startup stationery company turned worldwide e-marketplace for all things design, is one of those companies setting the bar high for beautiful workspaces. The brand has settled into a 36,000-square-foot space for their 150 employees—a space that’ll give any ordinary office a run for their money.
Our Minted office design featured on TechCrunch Cribs in November 2015:
"CEO Mariam pulled in KE Design founder and interior designer Kendall Ermshar to work on Minted’s look. Ermshar has designed a few tech founder’s residential areas around Silicon Valley. He wouldn’t name names, but has worked on Naficy’s home.
Naficy wanted Minted to have a comfortable, homey feel. She and Ermshar worked together on creating a space that truly felt that way for employees. You’ll see pillows, faux fur and soft rugs mixed in with dark leather couches and gorgeous lighting to create the look. Also, note the sheen of the copper wall greeting visitors at Minted’s front desk."