Tak­ing work out of work­place decor


Inc. (USA) - - LAUNCH -

Randy Nicolau hated buy­ing fur­ni­ture for his pre­vi­ous com­pa­nies. “The process was bro­ken and an­ti­quated,” he says. “The only thing worse was buy­ing a car.” So in 2012 he founded Poppin, which has de­signed of­fice spa­ces and branded of­fice prod­ucts for the likes of LinkedIn, Face­book, Google, and more. Nearly all the fur­ni­ture, of­fice sup­plies, and ac­ces­sories Poppin sells can be shipped the same day—no more wait­ing 12 weeks for a new desk. And to ap­peal to a younger work force, the com­pany, based in New York City, amped up the de­sign: In­stead of drab gray, Poppin’s wares come in Zeit­geisty colors like Mil­len­nial pink. The com­pany is also pi­o­neer­ing sta­ples for the open of­fice, such as a “pri­vacy chair” with up­hol­stered walls.

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