Most modern work environments have recently stripped the concept of cubicles and separate offices, opting instead for open concept environments to encourage collaboration. Tallwave is no different. We’ve previously shared our spaces for deep work that our new office has to offer, but the rest of our space is wide open–we’re a highly-collaborative work environment, people! We often walk around and discuss our projects in person, but sometimes we crave a little darkness, some alone time, and a change of scenery.
So we built a secret whiskey room in our office.
Aptly named after the apothecary, turned distiller, turned pub trivia night question, Tallwave’s Friar John Cor Whiskey Room is unsuspectingly tucked away towards the back of our office. The door is molded into a blank wall that blends well into the space–we’ll bet if you walked past it, you wouldn’t know it was there. The interior is cool, quiet, and stocked with a variety of our favorite beverages. Complete with velvety and luxurious blue seating, gold accents, and geometric wallpaper, our whiskey room is Tallwave’s modern take on an art deco speakeasy.
Turns out we weren’t the only people who thought of adding a secret room to our office. According to the New York Times, this trend is running deep in workplaces and other commercial settings across the nation. Secret rooms add flair to a normal office setting and help companies generate buzz about the workplace, while helping with staff recruitment and retention.
These secret rooms also aren’t just for libations. While we do use our whiskey room to toast important milestones and celebrations, we also use it as a meeting space with a change of scenery and a place to gather the team during notable events, like watching the US Women’s Soccer Team completely dominate the FIFA Women’s World Cup as a company. Some companies use their secret room as a guest room for speakers, secluded office spaces, or just a quiet library for alone time.
As children, we probably all contemplated the idea of finding secret rooms or tunnels just like they did in the movies. Sadly, there’s a good chance that we never encountered any secret rooms or tunnels à la Scooby Doo. However, with secret rooms gaining popularity everywhere, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter one soon.
Want to visit us and chat in the whiskey room? We can arrange that. Give us a call.
Written by Alejandra Guillen—Content Creator