Creativity In Action: Viking’s ‘Games Room of Thrones!’

creativity in actionWe
all know that one of the best ways to build a happy and
hard-working employee base is to show them how much they’re
appreciated. In this article, we’re taking a look at a company
that obviously knows what creativity looks like when it comes
to caring for their employees!

Viking, a global company established in 1960 and now a part of
Office Depot, is one of the largest suppliers of office
stationery and office products in the world. They employ over
1300 people in the UK, and are proud of the value they provide
as well as stellar customer service.

When Viking set out to show their employees just how much
they’re appreciated, they chose an amazing creative way to do
it – by turning a meeting room into a game room! And not just
ANY game room – but one with a ‘Game Of Thrones’-theme!

The room, which contains a darts board and ping pong table,
features all sorts of referenced to the show, including a
three-eyed raven, golden dragon eggs, and even… Ned’s head!
Holy crow! Talk about creativity in action!

They really went all in! Check out these stats – to create the
room, they:

  • Designed 20 acetate ‘stained glass’ windows, made up of 60
    separate panels, depicting key moments from the fantasy,
  • Used 2,500 (!!!!) push pins to create the three golden
    dragon eggs;
  • Made 72 cardboard swords, which they use not only to
    construct an incredible cardboard ‘Iron Throne,’ but to
    populate an entire armory;
  • Used 42 meters of opulent crushed velvet for the walls; and
  • Fashioned a dedicated screening area, ready and waiting for
    the new season of GoT to begin!

Check out this great time-lapse video of the making of the

And THEN, take a look at this walkthrough of the
room. How many Easter Eggs can YOU spot?


Want to see even more? Check out their blog post

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Isn’t that incredible?! In the Comments section below, tell us
YOUR favorite part of the Games Room Of Thrones!
Has YOUR company done anything like this to
creatively thank their employees? If so, let us know that as

Creativity In Action

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