Staking its claim in one of the coolest locations in the West Loop, Threadless’s new home on the top floor of Morgan Manufacturing bares its artistic soul from the inside out. The Partners by Design team embraced the beautiful bones of the old industrial warehouse to ensure unobstructed views and a plethora of natural light. The shared workspace and group seating encourages collaboration between employees at every level, and the choice to construct no fixed offices emboldens communication and visioning amongst the newest hires, the company founders, and everyone in between. Honoring the creative mindset of both its workers and its customers, the office itself is a constantly-evolving blank canvas—from the DIY sticker-bombed bathroom to the Brian Killer commissioned roof deck water tower, the space is alive with a diversity of talent, including work from street artists like SickFisher, Elloo, Lauren Asta, and JunkYard.
While the new headquarters houses a variety of opportunities for creative production, with a photography studio, maker lab, and a proprietary fabric printing process, it also inspires mixed-used elements that transition seamlessly from workday to after-hours. The reception desk doubles as a bar with four kinds of beer on tap, there’s a stage for bands and performance events that serve as a collaboration zone and workspace during the day, and Threadless can actively engage their commitment to imagination and ingenuity by hosting events for neighborhood artists and the local creative community.
Tom Harris Architectural Photography