LOUNGE SPARTAN TRAILER
Tech giant Snapchat wanted a unique, hangout space for employees to decompress on their Santa Monica campus. Our solution?
Gut the trashed interior of a vintage Spartan trailer and convert it to a cozy lounge complete with a mini commercial kitchen serving up ice cream and espresso. An old school record player with a high-end audio system enhances the chill.
To create a more welcoming and light-filled interior, we also opened up the wall and installed an architectural folding door with an integrated serving door. When not in use, the serving door looks like a normal pane of glass in the door. The floating, frameless glass then hinges up for order taking. To meet the engineering requirements for this unusual design, we sandwiched the glass in a silicone sleeve. This created the flexibility and strength needed to open and close the serving door without cracking.
The tiny commercial kitchen, occupying about ¼ of the trailer, is clad in hygienic stainless steel. A Taylor soft serve ice cream maker and commercial espresso machine pump out refreshments.
What a great investment to prevent burnout and boost team productivity!