Norwest Venture Partners
Norwest's new space in San Francisco is flexible, cross-functional, and designed in the same way the firm operates: deliberately, thoughtfully, and purposefully.
As a leading venture capital firm, they wanted to create a new office in which to meet with entrepreneurs, host industry events, and offer special programs for the start-ups they support.
A custom reception desk opens and closes like a jackknife, above. In the central lounge, a pendant light by Brooklyn-based design studio Ladies and Gentlemen illuminate the space and draw eyes up toward the beautiful glowing orb. Custom wood tables, including high-top hoteling stations and a credenza, were created by Bay Area furniture designer Alexis Moran.
Throughout, details influenced by hospitality and residential design conspire to create an inviting, inclusive space that's at once spacious and sophisticated, and that supports the way people most like to work and meet.
Seating wraps around a hearth for the firm's characteristic fireside chats.