CANOPY recently opened its newest location in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District. Co-designed by Amir Mortazavi and Yves Behar, the CANOPY Financial District is situated across from the iconic 555 California Street tower, in an intimate five-story, freestanding building providing natural light from three sides.
CANOPY's newest location features 32 private offices that accommodate anywhere from one person to 10 people. The space also houses a ground floor store for the public and passerby to shop a curated selection of office, travel and lifestyle products, including products by CANOPY members and Monocle Magazine.
CANOPY Financial District's design is inspired by silver, blue and earthy tones, where the mythical fog meets the sea along the coast, with the purity of the existing materials of brick and local timber. The natural wood flooring is Douglas Fir, which was commonly used 100 years ago when the building was first constructed; it is also used as siding and for the kitchen cabinetry, affording lightness and warmth. Original brick walls and rough ceilings have been painted a light gray and provide movement, depth, and an inherent wabi-sabi & sense of calm. They are complemented by a slate blue glaze on the walls, painted the color of the water after a wave has broken and the foam has subsided when the sun shines upon the Pacific Ocean.
Combining historic architecture, local authentic materials and cutting-edge technologies, CANOPY is the most advanced yet intimate place of work. Conference and communal tables in Blue Calcite marble and aluminum, designed in distinctive shapes by M-PROJECTS and made with local artisans, anchor each floor. Bespoke light fixtures designed by San Francisco-based MaryMar Ceramics x M-PROJECTS hang above the tables. Smile lounge chairs by Studio Giancarlo Valle, Faye Toogood Roly Poly chairs, and Midi armchairs in varnished fiberglass by imperfettolab make for an elevated, eclectic aesthetic while distressed stone planters and waste bins, also by imperfettolab, provide a rustic richness. CANOPY Financial District's connection to nature is reinforced by an abundance of artfully selected plants from the renowned local nursery, Flora Grubb Gardens along with Leon and George.
Each of the four floors of the shared workspace at CANOPY Financial District reflects a unique layout with diverse sizes and styles of private and communal areas that suit a variety of member types. Floors consider the best design solution amidst the existing architecture and offers a private kitchen outfitted in Blue Calcite marble and ceramics by CANOPY member, Year & Day; private bathrooms brought to life with handmade blue terrazzo tiles, Japanese bidet toilets and a series of Joe Ferriso watercolors inspired by the sea; and private sound-proof phone booths by Room. Two floors are self-branded with private full-floor offices tailored for specific members, including Intertrust and Mary Meeker's new fund, Bond Capital.
Photos: Courtesy of CANOPY