As far as Hollywood is concerned, anyone who works in an office hates their life and spends all their time toiling and finding ways to fight against the authority of an annoying and dictatorial boss, yet the offices they do this in are still super cool and stylish, so which are the coolest offices from the movies?
The Devil Wears Prada
OK, so the Anna Wintour alike character played by Meryl Streep probably represents the worst ever boss caught on film, but the offices she ruled are still amazing. From the plush carpets, modern glass partitions and designer furniture, to the closet full of designer gear that’s every girl’s dream, having an office like this would certainly make having the worst boss in the world more bearable.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
This sixties classic is a must see movie for every kid and a firm favourite of big kids everywhere. The movie is famous for its kooky approach and the incredible performance of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
We all remember the chocolate room and most of us have fantasised about a place just like it, but Wonka’s office is also something to behold with all the furniture cut in half including the desk, chair and grandfather clock. Wonka even drinks from half a teacup!
What Women Want
This movie gave Mel Gibson a chance to show his true colours playing a misogynistic advertising exec who, after a bump to the head, gained the ability to hear women’s thoughts. However, it was Gibson’s offices that stood out from this rather silly film.
Based on Chicago’s Rookery Building, the Rococo style offices featured a double height atrium ceiling, marble floors, bronze railings and Terra cotta mouldings. The Rookery building is so spectacular that it’s appeared in many other films including The Untouchables and Transformers 2.
Being John Malkovich
According to the ridiculous training video that new employee John Cusack is required to watch, the half sized office on floor seven-and-a-half was constructed thanks to a sea captain that fell in love with a midget.
This hilarious office space is a great way of illustrating how easily we can fall into line at work, even when we’re being asked to do very silly things. The site of staff trying to get around by crouching on their knees or slumping on chairs is an hilarious example of just how far people will go in the world of work.
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