Tour The Funky Headquarters Of The World’s Fastest Growing Startup, Fab.com

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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.

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