Three Rings Design, Inc.


San Francisco, CA / 2007


Because We Can  ✦  Interior Design, Furniture Design, Fabrication


All Desks, Arches, Room Dividers, Light Fixtures, Bar, Decorative Elements, Secret Door Bookcase, Tentacle Couch, Coffee Tables, Side Tables.

Our business is in the creation of virtual settings. It seems marvelous to be able to blur the gap between the real and virtual by creating a fantasy workspace.
— Daniel James


Three Rings Design was expanding, taking over a large empty room. They needed desks, they needed a hang out space, and, as a small independent video game design company, they needed it all to be really interesting and fun. A space to gain and keep talent. A fun place that employees could feel a proud connection to. We pitched several crazy design concepts, and finally landed on a homage to Jules Verne 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea'. We created underwater portholes and Engine silhouettes as space dividers, a Victorian looking pool table and a "nautilus" themed bar in the hang out space. Drapes were hung over the windows and decorative covers placed on the hanging florescent lights. We designed a huge "octopus attack" couch and turned the bike storage area into the "engine room". Decorative details were put in where ever we could fit them, and the staff of artists helped out by drawing many of the elements. We even worked with each artist to design their own desk. We created a template desk that allowed for different designs to be created out of the back and sides. The staff had a blast helping with the project, and in the end were invested and proud of the space.