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Fab, the design flash sales site, has brought funky art designs and quirky products into millions of homes and it keeps growing.The company recently completed a $40 million round of fundraising and has added new features its site to make it more social. It reached 1 million users in less than 6 months. That’s faster than Facebook by nearly half a year!
We thought it was time for us to check in on Fab and see how its office compares to the carefully curated merchandise offered on its site.
And we were not disappointed – the office, filled with wonderfully wacky knickknacks, odds and ends, is one of the coolest spaces we’ve seen.
A lot of the decorations and items around the office are from the site. Like these David Trubridge lamps.
One of the first things that hits you in the office is the plethora of interesting stuff. These are some of the contemporary art pieces that have been sold on the site.
The company is growing leaps and bounds; it has 50 openings at the moment in case you are looking. Here is one section of the office. This was the first day for the two guys on the end of the table.
Fab also has an office in India. Bradford Shane Shellhammer, a Fab co-founder, picked these cool movie posters up on one of his trips out there.
Bradford Shane Shellhammer is Fab's co-founder and chief creative officer. He has tons of cool stuff around his desk.
It uses Plumen light bulbs. Not only do they look good, they also use 80% less energy and last 8 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs.
Back around the corner we find the editorial and purchase teams. They figure out what to sell and how to describe it.
Always up for off beat design, Fab uses outlets that hang from the ceiling, not in the floor or wall.
Its owner, Taylor Quist, is a Copy Editor on the Editorial team. When coming up with product descriptions he looks at how it is produced, who makes it, what it can be used for, and tries to think of unusual uses that might catch people's attention.
We stopped to talk with Sheerali Jhaveri, a production director. She helps make the sales happen after the buyers pick the products. Her favourite is the Plumen chandelier.
The office keeps growing and Fab recently took over an additional space on its floor. So we had to head out through the door at the front.
They were so into the holiday spirit that they gift wrapped some of the products being shipped out to customers from the office.
This smiley face, made of Bucky Balls, is just one example of how the staff uses their creativity in the office.
Rick Raven is one of these intrepid Cracker Jacks. He deals with some of the calls for customer service. The number one issue is that people want to know when they will get their stuff. His top priority is making sure people know.
But for Fab co-founders Bradford Shane Shellhammer and Jason Goldberg, perhaps their favourite part of the office is the future growth of the company.
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