Projects

Ticketfly

Ticketfly, an online music and sports ticketing service, had reached a point at which a more sophisticated work environment, something slicker than sleep-on-the-couch start-up-chic, was needed to serve its staff and impress its clients. In the very appearances-oriented entertainment industry a stylish office is as important as favorable buzz. But how to achieve stylish on Ticketfly’s tight budget?

Ticketfly, an online music and sports ticketing service, had reached a point at which a more sophisticated work environment, something slicker than sleep-on-the-couch start-up-chic, was needed to serve its staff and impress its clients. In the very appearances-oriented entertainment industry a stylish office is as important as favorable buzz. But how to achieve stylish on Ticketfly’s tight budget?

  • City San Francisco, CA

  • Year 2012

  • Size 10,000 sq ft

  • Team Primo Orpilla, Perry Stephney, Kroeun Dav, Justin Ackerman, Will Chu

  • Photographer Jasper Sanidad

Behind the Scenes

O+A’s solution grew out of the client’s industrial aesthetic. By thinking innovatively about common materials and using unfinished surfaces for their raw look and texture, our designers turned budget consciousness into an expression of the client’s back-stage culture.

52 Weeks on Tour

Acoustic privacy, for example. O+A created curtains made from quilted moving blankets—an economic alternative to more expensive installations that also references the feel of a band on the road. Ticketfly may not take it on the road, but there is definitely rock and roll in their corporate DNA.

Big Effects from Bare Walls

Throughout the office custom-fabricated steel framing gives a light industrial cast to phone rooms, conference rooms and private meeting spaces. Chosen, again, for the speed and economy with which they could be built, these structures, like the rigging erected on concert stages, combine pragmatic functions with forms that contribute a sculptural presence. The message is simple: a stage is the barest and most practical of spaces—and yet it consistently produces magic.

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