Blender Voted Best Coworking Design: We Heart
Award-winning online magazine exploring the intersections of culture, design, lifestyle, and travel just released their picks for best coworking design. The ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle has exploded, and cities around the world are now brimming with forward-thinking spaces that reintroduce lonely freelancers to the office environment. Office 2.0 is now the norm, as global players are transforming the working life landscape, and coworking spaces now need to pull out all the stops to compete. With culturally-considered amenities and beautiful design-led environments, here are some of the best coworking design from around the world many of which are a part of our Global Collective.
Located in Manhattan’s NoMad neighbourhood, members of this upscale best coworking design space, Blender, get access to dedicated desks; meeting rooms; privacy booths; events area; and a café—the latter an inviting cocoon from which to work, eat and socialize with a very fancy custom-designed bar handcrafted from solid walnut. A tech-friendly space with ample power and USB outlets—ideal for digital nomads spending long sessions behind the screen—the 15,000 sq ft venue also combines mid-century modern furnishing with interiors that give it a homely feel proving that you can indeed mix lifestyle with work-style. New York the ultimate destination for those incorporating travel into their daily working lives, Blender puts digital nomads into the heart of Manhattan, all that it is internationally-renowned for right on your doorstep. That’s what makes it our pick for best coworking design.
Fosbury & Sons
Behind the façade of Fosbury & Sons’ Brussels outpost—made from 756 prefab convex oval concrete modules—up to 600 individuals and 250 companies work together in inspired and innovative surroundings. The brand, who also have a space in Antwerp, are committed to meeting the needs of today’s employees, freelancers and travelling entrepreneurs whilst encouraging and fostering collaborations and providing oodles of drop-dead design eye candy. Lauded as ‘Belgium’s finest office’, Fosbury & Sons has something for every working need; including a bounty of indulgence for lovers of brutalist architecture.
Benk + Bo, London
Housed in a beautiful mid-century building with aesthetics that lean very much to Scandinavian design, is a project born by the love of hosting and community; one that is proud to foster a deep community spirit between members. Meaning ‘bench’ and ‘live’ in Norwegian—a nod to co-founder Mariell Lind Hansen’s native country—Benk + Bo is a mindful addition to London’s flourishing cowork landscape, featuring hot-desking and break-out areas, a yoga studio, a bakery headed up by Julien Valmier formerly head baker at The Savoy Hotel, and a very attractive pricing package which are sure to appeal to travelling freelancers arriving in London and makes our list of best coworking design.
Nomad Workspace, Copenhagen
For millennials looking to experience the flexibility of working outside the constraints of the typical office and 9-to-5 timeframe, Nomad Workspace in Copenhagen’s multicultural neighbourhood Nørrebro is one to consider. A full-service office space in exceedingly stunning surroundings, members have access to meeting rooms, a photo studio and office space which—billed as a ‘plug & play solution’—allows workers to open their laptop, get to work, and leave all of the dull stuff to Nomad’s trusty team. Located in an old courthouse, Nomad offers the real home-from-home experience. Filled with fresh flowers and inspiring interiors, it may be difficult to tear yourself away from at the end of each working day.
East Room, Toronto
Over in Toronto, the creative community can readdress their work-play balance at East Room, a coworking club for members to spearhead their careers; quench their cultural thirsts; and nurture a healthy lifestyle. Appealing to a dynamic community of 25—45 year-olds working in different realms of the creative world—from art direction to branding, photography to film, graphic design, marketing, fashion, PR, travel, blogging and tech—the space is more artist studio than office, offering a handsome backdrop for creative minds coming together and a natural fit for events and performances hosted on a monthly basis. With industrial warehouse aesthetics and its setting in an emergent area, East Room is the perfect match for the raw creativity of its coworking collective.
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