Creating an office space that's unique, breathtaking, and functional is no easy task. These seven companies--and the design firms that worked with many of them--go above and beyond. Or, rather, they go over, under, and through, with the most impressive office-design details our judges have ever seen.

There are videoconference centers masquerading as old-timey cottages, ladders to elevated nap pods, and secret doors tucked into paintings and bookshelves. These awe-inspiring modern offices are located across the globe, from San Francisco to Manila, and they come in a diversity of sizes, styles, and design aesthetics, to fit a diversity of businesses.

Scroll down to see some of the world's most brilliant office interiors. And don't forget to let Inc. know which of these runners-up to our 2014 World's Coolest Offices is your favorite. You can add a comment below, or simply tweet your favorite to join the conversation.