Google offices around the world are known for their innovative designs and unique decor. Each office reflects the local culture while incorporating Google’s brand and values. From the playful and colorful offices in Mexico and Zurich to the eco-friendly and sustainable offices in Dublin and Tel Aviv, Google’s workplaces are designed to inspire creativity and collaboration.
In this blog post, we’ll take a virtual tour of some of the most interesting and inspiring Google offices around the world. We’ll explore the design elements, color schemes, and decor that make each office unique. Additionally, we’ll provide links to products inspired by each office so you can bring a touch of Google’s global design into your own workspace.
Googleplex: Mountain View, CA – United States
Googleplex, the sprawling headquarters of Google, is located in Mountain View, California, and is known for its innovative and eye-catching designs throughout the campus. The office space is designed to inspire creativity and collaboration among its employees, with open floor plans and a variety of unique features such as colorful bikes, slides, and even a beach volleyball court. The interiors are, not surprisingly, modern and vibrant, with bold colors, whimsical designs, and fun artwork adorning the walls.
Rainbow Window Privacy Film
When you think of Google, one of the first things that comes to mind is the iconic logo with blue, red, yellow, and green. So it makes sense that their offices are filled with color everywhere! A way to bring a bit of rainbow light into your office or home is with these privacy films that adhere to your windows. They keep your space private and when the light shines through, you’ll basically be inside of a rainbow. 🌈
Google Office: San Francisco, CA – United States
I have to say, when I was researching so many Google offices around the world, my jaw dropped when I saw this lobby mural. While most Google offices have loads of color and quirky decor pieces, this lobby feels a bit more refined and chic. The focal point is obviously the stunning “Living Leaf Mural”, created by Anastasia Tumanova out of ceramic. It took her 6 months to complete this incredible display – worth the wait, I’d say!
Anastasia Tumanova Art Piece Commission
If you’re in awe of Tumanova’s artwork, you can have a masterpiece of your own! Be sure to check out her artwork on her website. You can commission her to create a special piece for yourself. Wouldn’t you love to have a mini version of Google’s mural?
Google Office: Paris, France
Would you expect anything less from the offices in Paris? Charming, chic, and elegant – with just a touch of quirk. The Google offices in Paris still have the Google flair, but their approach to design and decor is a bit more modern.
Wicker Egg Chair
You can find a variety of wicker chairs online that look very similar to the chairs used in the Paris Google offices. They’re a cozy place to go through your emails or hop on a quick Zoom call. Ooh-la-la!
Google Office: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City’s Google offices are some of the most creative spaces in the world. It’s the type of space where you don’t feel like you’re even in an office! Can you imagine having your desk right next to a Volkswagen Beetle, carpet road, swings, and a ball pit? Where do I apply??
Indoor Rope Swing
Ok, so maybe a swing isn’t the best place to work, but it is definitely ideal for a brain break! Sometimes when we work, we need to take some breaks and tap into our inner child – that’s usually when the best creativity strikes. We definitely approve of all adults having a swing in their office or home – whether you have children or not!
Indoor Ball Pit
I remember when I toured the Facebook offices in Seattle, WA, I was so amazed by the ball pits throughout the campus! The staff told me employees would regularly hold meetings while in the ball pits, or they would sit in them with their co-workers because it would enhance their playfulness – therefore the creative thinking. So, yes, you can count your ball pit purchase as a business expense.
Google Office: Dublin, Ireland
It shouldn’t surprise you that the Dublin Google office is filled with nature and greenery. It’s clear that the designers of Google’s Dublin office wanted to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, making it the perfect place to work and be inspired. What a breath of fresh air in an office space.
Ornate Moss Rug
If you want to bring the outside in, but keep your space cozy, here’s a rug that looks like grass and moss. Put this under your desk and make yourself feel like you’re working in the lush environment of Dublin.
Large Grass Rug
Step it up a notch and add this large rug that looks like grass. Also doubles as a great place to take a nap break…
Google Office: Amsterdam, Netherlands
If I worked in the Amsterdam Google office, I would be in this travel trailer every day. If you can’t be traveling with your trailer along the coast, might as well have one in your office that you can work from, right?
Mini Camper Trailer
While these trailers are an investment, they are worth every penny. Not only would they make an incredible mobile office for digital nomads, they’re the perfect trailer to take adventurous road trips in.
Googleplex: Mountain View, CA – United States
We’ve already featured Googleplex, but since it’s the headquarters, it’s worth mentioning again because they have some of the most stunning displays. We love this massive mural that covers this entire floor – they call it the “Living Mural” because it’s blends artwork with real, living plants.
With technology these days, there’s no need to hire an expensive artist to come and paint a fancy mural on your walls. You can spend a few bucks on a digital download and then print large murals from a variety of printing websites. And voila! You can be surrounded by any artwork you desire.
Google Office: Zurich, Switzerland
“Hey, let’s have our meeting in the giant alligator egg today, shall we?” Google’s Zurich office is known for its unique “egg pods” that offer employees a private and cozy place to work or take a break. These pods, designed by architect Camenzind Evolution, are inspired by natural forms and are meant to create a feeling of warmth and comfort for the employees. Maybe just ignore the large crocodile…
Bubble Gazebo Tent
Sorry, everyone, giant egg pods are nowhere to be found on Amazon. BUT! Who wouldn’t find comfort working in a gazebo tent outside?! These tents certainly aren’t marketed as offices or meeting rooms, but I think these tents could definitely be multi-purpose.
Google Office: Sydney, Australia
Australia – where it’s the hottest during the winter and where people literally work while upside down… Sydney’s Google office features these floating pods for privacy, and comfort. Sometimes we just need a new perspective to get through a task.
Flexible, Bendable Chair
I found these chairs that can definitely serve your flexible needs. Whether you want to sit upright, recline, or work upside down like the Australians, this bendy chair has you covered.
Google Office: Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv’s Google office has so many creative areas, it was hard to pick just one room to feature. I think an indoor orchard deserves to have some attention. This lounge area makes you feel like you’re literally outside, complete with orchard trees, picnic benches, wooden crates, and a big red truck. I think it would be a little difficult to work here as I would be distracted all day and want to harvest fruit!
Indoor Faux Orange Tree
Who says you can’t blend your office with an orchard?! Bring in a few of these faux orange trees to your space and instantly feel like you’re out in the countryside.
Google Office: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam made the list, yet again. I had to show off their amazing Stroopwafel displays, cookie wallpaper, and classic Delft display. Oh the amount of Stroopwafels we would eat while working there…
Delft Blue Wallpaper
I searched high and low for Stroopwafel decor and nothing was to be found. If you’re an artisan or crafter, consider creating some Stroopwafel pillows or knitted blankets – it’s an underserved market! What I did find were these charming Dutch wallpapers that will transport you to an Amsterdam state of mind.
From Google To Your Own Office
The Google offices around the world are a testament to the company’s commitment to creativity, collaboration, and employee well-being. Each office is uniquely designed and decorated to reflect the local culture, environment, and personality of the city in which it is located. Google’s offices are inspiring spaces that encourage employees to think big and push the boundaries of what is possible, just like the office spaces themselves.
Many of the design elements found in these offices can serve as inspiration for your own home and office decor. But what’s even more fun to think about is what your unique office culture is. Google offices are directly linked to the environment, which helps employees thrive. So how would you make your office showcase your unique personality??