C For Men

Work Magic

by slh

Rapt Studio is setting the standard for working hard and playing harder

Rapt Studio CEO David Galullo. Photography by Eric Lagniel.

Taking a company’s ethos and realizing it into a souped-up creative space is the signature superpower of Rapt Studio. With outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City, the multidisciplinary design and strategy studio—through high-profile projects such as Google’s 91,000-square-foot Irvine location and The Honest Company’s new Silicon Beach digs—is redefining office life through innovative, versatile workplaces that distinctly reflect the souls of their respective companies. “My own aesthetic is unimportant,” says David Galullo, Rapt’s CEO and chief creative officer. “I am my clients’ hands, expressing their brands at the most genuine and meaningful level.” Under the principal’s leadership, the studio recently completed centers for two iconic California brands: the new Hollywood headquarters of Fender—a welcome return for the guitar manufacturer, whose main corporate office had been in Scottsdale, Ariz., for 26 years—and the Vans home base in Costa Mesa, which features concrete floors for employees who like to skate to meetings. raptstudio.com.

Written by ANUSH BENLIYAN.

 

This article originally appeared in the C For Men Fall 2017.