Did you know that Equinix is the world’s largest IBX data centre and colocation provider? Yes, this writer is also rather stumped. An international corporation (one might think behemoth), Equinix is a part of the Silicon Valley in-crowd, its headquarters located in Redwood City, California. Working in the vanguard of today’s interconnected age, Equinix is a global leader in the field. And as a leader, it was important to Equinix that its corporate HQ should reflect the company’s confident culture.
Tasked with creating a fitting interior, San Francisco-based FENNIE+MEHL Architects (F+M) immersed themselves in the Equinix culture in order to develop an apposite space. Visually, the Equinix HQ is businesslike, appearing both slick and well-ordered. In essence, it is a professional environment, brimming with confidence and designed to impress. This air of professionalism has resulted in a somewhat serious interior.
Thankfully, F+M had the foresight to incorporate some LZF magic into the finished Equinix interior scheme. In what is an entirely symmetrical area (indeed one might assume a mirror image if not for the contrasting couch configuration), F+M chose to hang two of LZF’s winsome Link pendants. It is their very presence that introduces a welcome sense of personality and character to space.
Designed by Ray Power, the Link pendant, with its undulating mass, is always a highlight. Sculptural, graceful and captivating, Link offers a natural feeling of balance and equanimity. Power’s clever design ensures the Link pendant will transform the quality of a space, noticeably enhancing its surroundings. Meticulously handmade, the Link pendant’s wood veneer, with its distinct timber grain, is the picture of collectedness and confidence.
In this interconnected age, Link is a light whose physicality connects a company such as Equinix to a beautiful world of craftsmanship and longevity. Something we must never lose sight of.