Building office as a bootstrap startup — this hustle is known to every founder. So here in Surat, we built productive, chilling and natural office space. The office (1800 sq ft) has sufficient space to rest, play, meet and work.
The year 2019 presents many challenges. We moved from Bangalore to our home town of Surat after launching Iconscout 2.0 in 2018. Our office was in Nanpura before that time, a small space for six to seven people. But we are now six to fifteen, and so we needed a larger space than that.
So it was our effort to make us the best office. In the meantime, we moved to Althan’s iKoverk coworking space with 15 seats in team space. We were looking for a big space during that period and fortunately, we found a very nice space in Althan. We worked for about 4 months at iKoverk.
Open a new office
“Where we work” sometimes has a big impact on how we work — the ability to focus, concentrate, and our overall productive ability. This means that the office environment is of paramount importance. And it’s about delivering results and doing things.
According to some studies done on workplace and productivity, the most significant factor in determining an employee’s ability to focus on is their physical environment. In fact, it’s been said that a well-designed office can increase your productivity by around 20%. However, despite the studies and statistics, nearly half of the employers interviewed don’t consider workplace design a good business investment.
So here we built most productive, chill and natural office space. And we moved to our new office at Althan, Surat. The office ( is 1800 s.q ft) has sufficient space for resting, playing, meeting, and working.
Every corner of the office is designed thoughtfully. We make sure that things should be comfortable for everyone. The best part of the office should be a work desk, because where people will work with their system. We’ve 4ft x 2ft space for each team member where they can make their workstation as they like. The bigger space for designer and developer. Twenty engineers + designer seating capacity.
Having the whole team at a single table or some more team talk? we’ve built a conference room with a 55-inch display.
Meeting Room/Boss cabin
Even a small meeting room is needed? We opened the boss cabin for all member of the team.
All day long, we need food! To fill your tummy, we have a small pantry. We have an electric stove where you can cook by yourself pasta, Maggie, noodles, and many more items.
Focus and Discussion Zone
Would you like to work alone? Have you got a little discussion? Would you like to read something? With the bookshelf in between, we built a colorful hut for you.
Take a nap, have a break, and have little fun working to increase productivity. We have a game zone for you here. You can even nap here with bean bags of XXXL size.
Now we’ve got carrom, But soon you’ll find a foosball table!
Humans have an innate desire to be connected with nature, which scientists call ‘biophilia’. Unfortunately, the spaces we tend to spend most of our days — workplaces — tend to be stripped of much of their connection to the natural environment. Here we tried our based to keep nature connected. More plant will be planted coming days.
Lighting is one of the most important factors in staying focused and feeling inspired to create, yet it’s one of the most overlooked and least invested in. Bad lighting can cause fatigue, eyestrain, headaches and overall irritability. Dark spaces can actually produce depression.
Now there’s one thing left that we wanted to do on our own. It’s painting the walls with inspiring quotes and arts. We’re planning to do in the near future. But till that this is the workspace for us.
And yes, this wonderful space is designed by Birju Khetani — Founder at Archin Interior. He built this space in just a month (From nothing to something). Isn’t it cool?
So, What do you think about space? Comment below your reactions.
Do you want to join our amazing team? and work at this amazing space? Write to us anytime. We’re looking for kickass front-end developer, SaaS Sales executive, and Content writer.
Also, you’re most welcome to visit the office anytime. If you’re planning a small event or gathering? we’re happy to support.