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November 17, 2014
When Dots, a mobile gaming brand, wanted to set up an office to accommodate their growing needs in New York City, they turned to designer Sheena Murphy of Sheep + Stone to create an inviting, efficient space. "I wanted to establish a place where the team could work, play (literally!), and hang out in a visually pleasing and highly functional environment," Murphy says. The resulting space in the city's Meatpacking neighborhood is a light-filled loft with a Scandinavian touch.
Dots office that combines American office with Scandinavian home

The new office makes the most of the exposed brick, tall ceilings, and large southfacing windows. "Because we are based in New York, we don’t have a ton of space," says Dots co-founder Patrick Moberg. "We wanted a clean, thoughtfully designed place to build and play games." Murphy interpreted these wishes into an aesthetic she describes as "traditional American office meets Scandinavian home."

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Dots office sitting area with woven chairs, wood stools, and bar cart

"The palette is almost strictly gray and white, a nod to the traditional American office," Murphy says. "It was paired with materials such as whitewash cork, recycled plastic lighting, handmade furniture, and various wood tones." In a sitting area, chairs by L.A. designer Eric Trine surround a Muuto table. The wood stools are from Crate and Barrel, and the rug is CB2. A Normann Copenhagen bar cart can be pulled out for happy hour.

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Dots office area with Artek table and variety of modern seating

In another gathering spot, a variety of seating options, from Carl Hansen, Skagerak, and Big Game for Karimoku New Standard, surround an Alvar Aalto for Artek table. The rug is by Paola Navone.

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Dots office with modular shelving and cork board on the walls

On the wall, a modular shelving system by Julien de Smedt provides a place to store odds and ends. An eco-friendly material from AmCork wraps around the walls of the office, serving both as a cork board for holding documents and a way to control acoustics.

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Dots office with custom wall signage

Custom signage made of painted OSB, paired with a sculpture found on Etsy, spells out the brand's name.

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Dots office with Muuto gray lamps and Herman Miller office chairs

Muuto lamps draw attention to the tall ceilings. The office chairs are Herman Miller's ergonomic Aeron Chairs.

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Dots office that combines American office with Scandinavian home

The new office makes the most of the exposed brick, tall ceilings, and large southfacing windows. "Because we are based in New York, we don’t have a ton of space," says Dots co-founder Patrick Moberg. "We wanted a clean, thoughtfully designed place to build and play games." Murphy interpreted these wishes into an aesthetic she describes as "traditional American office meets Scandinavian home."

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