Twitter’s new cafeteria lends intimacy to an impersonal space.
Two homesteader cabins from the late 1800s were brought into the social networking giant’s Mid-Market office in San Francisco, where they will be refurbished and revamped into a cozier lunch space and hangout spot for employees.
Lundberg Design, the firm in charge of the design elements at Twitter’s headquarters, has been looking for a way to break up the open spaces of the dining area, and found that these log cabins could offer intimacy to an impersonal space. As described by Lundberg, these installations will serve as “rooms within a room.”
Lundberg stumbled upon the idea for a log cabin almost two years ago, but it wasn’t until four months ago did he reach out to the seller through Craigslist and try to make a purchase.
Booth seating will be set up in these 20-by-20 foot cabins, and four TV screens will be mounted on a concrete pillar in the center of the room.
This interesting reuse of materials holds well to the office’s overall forest-theme motif, and is a example of how up-cycling can also demonstrate creative values.
“We’re very excited about this project, not only because it’s beautiful, but also because it’s another great instance of how we continue to re-use materials as we build out our presence,” Jim Prosser of Twitter media relations said in an email statement.