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Inside the FiDi Offices of Ad Agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER

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Advertising agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER is filled with creative people and ideas, so when devising a brief for the agency's new offices, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director John Matejczyk wanted to keep the surroundings simple and sleek. "The people we have here bring the color," he explains. "We decided to complement them with an entirely black and white design for the space." The agency, which has clients that include Annie's Organics, Netflix and the Golden State Warriors, collaborated with architecture and design firm Gensler to totally overhaul the 15th and 16th floors of a 1920's building on Sansome Street. John's wife Lyn, an interior designer, also joined the team. The resulting offices provide creative community and meeting space on the top floor, with most employees sharing one long worktable with room for 32 workstations on the floor below. Although the color scheme is restrained, the offices are anything but boring, with decor that includes antlers reminiscent of the company's logo and what is apparently the world's only known Jacobean ping-pong table. MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER first looked at the space back in 2012 but didn't take it. When it became available again, they jumped at the opportunity. Their renovations and redesign were completed in only six weeks. They moved in last November and were able to hold holiday parties at their new space. Although they love having the top floor reserved as community space, they are growing and already thinking about how to move workstations upstairs.