Main Street at eBay Headquarters by ESI Design

Main Street at eBay Headquarters by ESI Design

eBay's corporate campus in San Jose has unveiled a new "front door" to the company with Main Street, a 20,000-square-foot hub designed by ESI Design that brings the brand to life through massive interactive installations and displays in a bright, airy setting. A centerpiece of Main Street is a large-scale touchscreen wall where you can tap icons representing cars, shoes, handbags, and other goods, then see how many items were sold in that category in the past few hours or days.

"Our primary goal for Main Street was to capture the pulse and vibrancy of eBay," said eBay SVP Global Operations, Wendy Jones. "We are pleased with the outcome of the space, from the design, to the interactive installations and displays, and we believe it brings to life the breadth and depth of the global scale of eBay."

Main Street is designed to serve as eBay's new "front door." With its distinctive glass walls and open views, the building offers employees and partners a welcoming environment filled with natural light and interactive installations that allow them to experience and explore the global reach of eBay commerce. Main Street also serves as a state-of-the-art space for hosting meetings, conferences, and events of all sizes.

"We wanted to design a dynamic experiential environment which immerses eBay employees and visitors in the excitement of the company," commented Edwin Schlossberg, founder and principal of ESI Design.

Ten-foot-tall LED columns line the Main Street entry, creating a threshold that frames the multi-touch wall at the end of the corridor and syncs with its content to create a dynamic canvas that spans the entire space. Two interactive touch screens at reception allow employees and partners to explore eBay People, Products, and Impact on an intimate scale. One screen showcases the eBay Community of employees, buyers, sellers, partners, and givers, while a second screen focuses on the eBay Store and Marketplace and what makes it unique. Using an app developed by eBay's product team, employees and partners can purchase featured products on their mobile devices.

Main Street's 7,150-square-foot Main Hall is where large meetings, conferences, events, and company- wide broadcasts will now take place, along with an open mezzanine for additional viewing during large events. An enormous multi-screen display supports presentations and webcasts, creating a focal point for the space. During meeting breaks, colorful ambient movies are interspersed with data on eBay users' searching and purchasing trends resulting in a visually stunning, real-time glimpse into how people are using the eBay platform.

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