Factory Forty’s Modern Office Space and WebsiteBy Greenfield/Belser
March 13, 2015
If you’ve ever visited Greenfield/Belser’s D.C. office, you know we’re not a fan of the traditional office space design. Take a tour around our office and some of the things you’ll see along the way are a front desk made out of a solid rock, neon lights, a punching bag, a cherry blossom donkey, a pond and a waterfall. We figure if you’re going to be working in an office for five days a week, 8+ hours a day, you might as well enjoy the environment you’re in.
Much like Greenfield/Belser, the company we’ve chosen for our Site of the Week also has an interesting office space. Factory Forty is a firm located in Brussels that specializes in renting out space for private offices, meeting rooms and coworking spaces. Sounds pretty ordinary, but consider that the spaces they rent out are all in a modern, loft-style building that is arranged around a garden—that’s pretty cool. Also pretty cool is the company’s website. Skip right to the Gallery section to view the stunning workspace or take a few minutes to explore the site and all of its design features.
Considering the entire website only consists of one page that uses a sticky nav bar to explore different sections, the site is pretty impressive. The section that stands out most is Spaces. Here, the entire Factory Forty floor plan, which consists of a ground floor and 1st floor, is laid out. Each room is mapped with a point plotter, which if you click on opens a pop out window on the right side of the page, giving the viewer more details about the space (my personal favorite is the chicken coop). Another feature of the site I enjoyed was the way they display their members. Each member has a portrait that is surrounded by a digital picture frame. If you scroll over the member, their name, position and personal website (if applicable) displays—a unique idea for a bio page.
Factory Forty’s website is packed full of features that make for an overall great user experience. Scroll through some of the sections for design inspiration and also for ideas on how to take your office space to the next level.