News that architect extraordinaire Frank Gehry is designing a gigantic, open plan warehouse for Facebook in California got us thinking about offices. While most of us are lucky if there’s a coffee machine where we work, the very richest companies revel in extraordinary surroundings - giant bistros, artwork in the foyer, communal bicycles, free food, indoor rock climbing, hammocks – these are all the sort of bizarre and wonderful perks found at the headquarters of some of the world’s most famous technology companies. We’ve gone into the archives and Facebook’s press photos, to dig up some recent and not-so-recent photos of Facebook’s quirky offices.
Photo: April, 2011, offices at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. (Photo Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)