Innovative Ad Agency Sid Lee‘s new Montreal office is designed to inspire free-thinking and creativity, with its open, mutable spaces, walls that can be scribbled on, long corridors for impromptu brainstorming sessions, and its provision of healthy breakfast and free yoga and Pilates classes!
It never ceases to amaze me how ostensibly innovative companies expect their employees to work in perfectly uninspiring digs. For all their â€œout-of-the-boxâ€ thinking, they still think it appropriate to stuff their creatives into office cubicles or, worse still, station them at long, sterile white desks, where all accessories are kept at right angles.
Thatâ€™s not the case at the Montreal office of Sid Lee — an ad agency with clients such as Adidas, Cirque du Soleil, and Fatboy — where youâ€™ll find a mishmash of boldly designed spaces that are reinvented every few months. The office is essentially open-plan, with as few walls and closed doors as possible for encouraging collaboration and the impromptu sharing of ideas, whether passing each other in a long hallway or sitting at the communal lunch table.