For the hardworking, modern company GitHub, the collaborative effort between Arrigoni Woods, Nor-Cal Floor Design and Rapt Studio was a natural fit for the tech company’s headquarters.Design and strategy team, Rapt Studio, applied extensive experience and exceptional vision to bring the re-design of Github Headquarters to life. Together with Nor-Cal Floor Design and the superior fit, finish and durability of the Arrigoni Woods product, the resulting headquarters design created an inclusive and connected work-space environment that communicates GitHub's ideals, and physically reflects GitHub's business model of open source collaboration with the timeless beauty that only Arrigoni Woods European flooring can offer.
For this setting, Nor-Cal Floor Design worked to create a gradient of blue tones along with a custom Natural Oil finish. Not only remarkable in appearance, Arrigoni Woods materials are built to withstand the rigorous use of commercial settings. The outstanding appearance of European Wide Plank floors also come with improved performance, longer life, and reduced maintenance compared to other flooring options. Natural Oil finishes bring a more natural matte appearance to wood and are inherently VOC free & hypoallergenic. Commercial Oiled floors like these actually prefer the constant build-up of protective oils, lending to a sound investment in flooring.
As a builder of web-based collaboration tools for software developers, the core of GitHub technology is social collaboration, which was made physically evident in their headquarters. After having got its start with early employees writing code in dive bars, coffee shops and home offices of San Francisco, the office space was distinctively designed to reflect this alternative work space philosophy. GitHubbers have total individual freedom and self-assignment in their work space and the opportunity to engage in different experiences throughout the day, which is a crucial part of the bottom-up company model that encourages employees to have a sense of ownership. GitHub takes great pride in being an authentic, approachable company with a ton of personality, which was revealed through this unique commercial project with Rapt Studio, Nor-Cal Floor Design and Arrigoni Woods.