YouTube offices feature a mock-up of Del Boy’s living room

Penson has designed YouTube’s London office in the style of a film set, and included a break-out space replicating TV character Del Boy’s living room.

Del Boy's living room recreated
Del Boy’s living room recreated

The Only Fools and Horses character’s flat has been recreated on the YouTube floor of the Central St Giles House development in London’s Covent Garden.

New YouTube office design by Penson
Back stage aesthetic

Google which occupies 50,000m2 over several floors in the same building, appointed Penson to redesign its offices in May.

New YouTube office design by Penson
New YouTube office design by Penson

Penson took the YouTube brief at the same time and it has now delivered a design which comprises ‘a back of stage look with some cool detailing and a film-set look and feel,’ according to Penson interior designer Lucy Goddard.

A YouTube Walk of Fame features YouTube content selected by the company and broadcast on a series of screens integrated into an oversized sofa and padded walls. 

Air Lock door
Air Lock door

Other areas include a cinema room with velvet curtains and padded seats and The Creator Space, a studio which Goddard says will host YouTube film-makers when they get a certain number of hits.

New YouTube office design by Penson
Walk of Fame

A green room, edit suites, and two large acoustic filming spaces have been integrated into The Creator Space. 

Walk of Fame
Walk of Fame

‘They can come in use the studio – and the idea is – make even better YouTube films,’ says Goddard.

New YouTube office design by Penson
New YouTube office design by Penson

Penson’s trademark Air-Lock doors link the office’s look with the Google spaces. Other features include sound proof-recording studios, ‘squishy’ sunken rugs, a silver glitter-clad reception to ‘dazzle external visitors’, and Flight Pods tucked into walls for smaller meeting spaces, according to Penson.

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  • Akhter Machher November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am


    One day I’ma gonna get some weally pwetty offices like these (or better with STAR WARS and everything)

  • David Delaney November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am


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