Cool office spaces

Cool office spaces wish list

Digital marketing agencies, PR firms and cloud computing companies have the lead on most when it comes to cool office spaces – bearded tablet-hugging hipsters on beanbags, the ubiquitous fussball table and AeroPress coffee on tap are seen as all part of the charm.

But a survey of employees’ cool office spaces wish lists suggests that the coolest workspaces aren’t just those with slides, ice cream vans and ball pits (seriously) but down-to-earth requirements like a crèche, unlimited sticky notes and printer cartridges that don’t run out.

“For most of us, offices are a bit dull and boring, so fantasising about an amazing workspace is a great escape,” says a spokesperson for, which organised the research. “We found that lots of the items on the list, while they seemed wacky, actually had sound reasoning behind them.”

The Director team was particularly taken with the idea of puppy and kitten rooms, rooftop spa and a 5pm pop-up bar. Can’t imagine why.

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Nick Scott

Nick Scott

A former editor-in-chief of The Rake and deputy editor of the Australian edition of GQ, Nick has had features published in titles including Esquire, The Guardian, Observer Sport Monthly and Rolling Stone Australia and is a contributing editor to Director magazine. He has interviewed celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and Elle Macpherson, as well as business people including Sir Richard Branson, Charles Middleton and Nick Giles and Michael Hayman MBE.

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