SAN FRANCISCO (September 11, 2019) – Amir Mortazavi, Steve Mohebi and Yves Behar are pleased to introduce the third location of CANOPY, a forward-thinking elevated workspace for accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs. Located in San Francisco’s Financial District, the new CANOPY exclusively features private offices – a first-of-its-kind offering of tailored offices– to meet demand, along with impeccable timeless design, a cultured and diverse community, and a serene, distraction-free environment for members to concentrate, connect, and do their best work.
CANOPY’s newest location is in the heart of the Financial District at 353 Kearny Street at Pine Street, across from the iconic 555 California Street tower. Situated in an intimate five-story, freestanding building providing natural light from three sides, CANOPY Financial District features 32 private offices that accommodate anywhere from one person to 10 people. The space also houses a ground floor store for the public and passerby to shop a curated selection of office, travel and lifestyle products by Monocle Magazine, including products by CANOPY members.
“Designing our spaces along with my friend and co-founder, Yves Behar, to serve the unmet demands of the premium workspace segment has been a true labor of passion,” said Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Amir Mortazavi. “We build everything around our members’ needs — a generosity of space, ample natural light, easy flow between private and shared spaces — to ensure the overall CANOPY experience is at once inspiring and serene.”
CANOPY encompasses 10,000 square feet of office space in a historic building with interiors that consider the existing architecture and iconic neighborhood. Custom designed by friends Yves and Amir, and built out by Amir’s M-PROJECTS, CANOPY Financial District is inspired by silver, blue and earthy tones , where the mythical fog meets the sea along the coast, with the purity of the existing materials of brick and local timber. The natural wood flooring is Douglas Fir, which was commonly used 100 years ago when the building was first constructed; it is also used as siding and for the kitchen cabinetry, affording lightness and warmth. Original brick walls and rough ceilings have been painted a light gray and provide movement, depth and an inherent wabi sabi and sense of calm. They are complemented by a slate blue glaze on the walls, painted the color of the water after a wave has broken and the foam has subsided when the sun shines upon the Pacific Ocean.
CANOPY Financial District features the latest in contemporary office furnishings from Herman Miller (Yves Behar-designed Sayl Chairs and Renew Sit-to-Stand Tables by Brian Alexander, Charles and Ray Eames Chairs, Chadwick Modular Seating,). Private offices are sealed by high-tech Modernus glass partitions and feature sound masking for privacy and to limit distractions.
Combining historic architecture, local authentic materials and cutting-edge technologies, CANOPY is the most advanced yet intimate place of work. Conference and communal tables in Blue Calcite marble and aluminum, designed in distinctive shapes by M-PROJECTS and made with local artisans, anchor each floor. Bespoke light fixtures designed by San Francisco-based MaryMar Ceramics x M-PROJECTS hang above the tables. Smile lounge chairs by Studio Giancarlo Valle, Faye Toogood Roly Poly chairs, and Midi armchairs in varnished fiberglass by imperfettolab make for an elevated, eclectic aesthetic while distressed stone planters and waste bins, also by imperfettolab, provide a rustic richness. CANOPY Financial District’s connection to nature is reinforced by an abundance of artfully selected plants from renowned local nursery, Flora Grubb Gardens along with Leon and George.
Each of the four floors of shared workspace at CANOPY Financial District reflects a unique layout with diverse sizes and styles of private and communal areas that suit a variety of member types. Floors consider the best design solution amidst the existing architecture and offers a private kitchen outfitted in Blue Calcite marble and ceramics by CANOPY member, Year & Day; private bathrooms brought to life with handmade blue terrazzo tiles, Japanese bidet toilets and a series of Joe Ferriso watercolors inspired by the sea; and private sound-proof phone booths by Room. Two floors are self-branded with private full floor offices tailored for specific members, including Intertrust and Mary Meeker’s new fund, Bond Capital.
Chief Executive Officer of Intertrust, Talal Shamoon, who expanded from CANOPY Jackson Square to take one of the full floors, states, “CANOPY has helped us greatly in boosting our team energy and building our corporate culture. It has also helped make it easier to hire and retain my top talent. My staff loves coming to CANOPY!”
Centered on the premise that where you work affects what you do and who you are, CANOPY is void of trivial distractions and focused on innovative features, anticipatory services, and access to iconic neighborhoods. CANOPY provides expert tech support, private and secure Wi-Fi, NexKey System for each private office, 24-hour access, and sound controlled environments. In the Financial District, CANOPY is only steps away from San Francisco’s most acclaimed restaurants, shopping, and corporations, including all six of the City’s Fortune 500 companies – McKesson, Wells Fargo, PG&E, Gap, Charles Schwab, and Salesforce.com – and a short walk to Chinatown, Union Square, and the Embarcadero.
CANOPY is a part of The Global Collective, an alliance of workspace operators around the world that share common values and a passion for thoughtful design, upscale amenities and curated programming. Members have access to any of The Global Collective workspaces around the world gratis for two days per month, including Blender (Manhattan), Fora (London), Fosbury & Sons (Brussels & Antwerp), The Bureau (Paris), and The New Work Project (Brooklyn, NYC). CANOPY Financial District membership starts from $2,000 for a private office. To learn more and for membership inquiries, please visit and follow along @canopy.space.
About CANOPYCANOPY is the most exceptional network of shared workspace and private offices for accomplished professionals, agile companies, and aspirational entrepreneurs alike. Custom designed by friends Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi, and built out by M-PROJECTS, CANOPY delivers an elevated contemporary design, generosity of space, a distraction-free environment, sophisticated membership and concierge-style amenities programs in iconic neighborhoods. CANOPY centers on the premise that where you work affects what you do and who you are.