For most of us, offices mean blandly painted walls surrounding wide spaces with computers and coffee machines around. People walk to their places of work every day, looking forward to meeting deadlines and to sit in front of a computer punching in numbers and alphabets. While many organisations offer recreational spaces for their employees, Facebook probably has one of the best ones.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just shared his favourite photos of the company’s offices the world over, and they are beautiful to say the least. Calling the set of pictures their “culture of art”, Zuckerberg wrote how even since the first office, they have had local artists paint the office walls to inspire creativity and create an evolving environment for fresh ideas to grow.
Zuckerberg said Facebook’s offices have a print studio and workshop called the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, where people in the team can rewind, draw, make a print and hang it on the walls if they wish to.
This is the text of Zuckerberg’s Facebook post.
“For our next set of photos exploring inside our company, I want to share our culture of art.
I’ve always believed our offices should feel like a work in progress, just like our products and the community we’re trying to build. When you step onto our campus, you should feel like you can shape the world around you.
That’s why ever since our first office, we’ve had local artists come in and paint the walls to inspire creativity and create an evolving environment.
We now have a print studio and workshop called the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory where teams can take a break and draw something or make a print to hang on our walls. A lot of the art that comes out the Lab highlights our values like staying connected, building community and helping people.
The Lab also runs our Artists-in-Residency program where emerging artists from the local community and around the world come to Facebook to experiment with our campus as their canvas. Here are some of my favorite pieces around our offices today.”
The wall paintings and art look beautiful, some thriving with quirky colours, while in others, just a colour or two producing amazing hues and tones.
Zuckerberg’s post shows a glimpse into the workplace atmosphere of Facebook employees, which going by the photos is nothing less than positive, what with the brightly and beautifully painted walls around them.