Major office space provider IWG has started adopting the franchisor model, pioneered by fast-food company McDonald’s, in its effort to edge further away from WeWork.
The top 10 office interiors of 2018
As the year draws to a close, Dezeen’s editorial assistant Lizzie Crook has selected 10 of the best office interiors.
The Studio11 Office in Minsk, Belarus is laden with textures and navy walls that serve as a backdrop for their eye-catching pink cabinetry.
The Cubes in Belgium is located in a former malt distillery and was designed by Arjaan de Feyter. Dark oak cabinets and emerald marble converge with metallic adornments to create a modern, introspective environment.
San Francisco-based workspace the Canopy is a nearly 12,000 square foot office that takes mid-century modern furniture and adds a splash of color with pastel green sofas and pink cushions.
Sheffield’s Testone Factory is a coworking space located within an abandoned iron factory that holds a timber-framed event space lined with polycarbonate and is surrounded by accommodating offices, a kitchen, a small gallery, and more.
Poland’s Nest office was designed by Beza Projekt, who took an aqua palette and copper furniture, and turned the space into an oasis where work meets leisure.
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Work & Co in Portland is a bright, rustic space designed by design studio Casework. White walls, exposed concrete flooring, glass partitions, and open workspaces gives workers a sense of connection, with a touch of privacy.
Hojo Sanci in Kamakura, Japan is within an 80-year-old house that was renovated by Schemata Architects to reveal timber framing and to create an open-office space without stripping the building’s original personality.
New York City architecture firm Woods Bagot designed its Manhattan office to reflect the city’s moxie. The office is complete with a black and white palette, exposed concrete, and metal scaffolding pipes that double as a shelving system.
The Thomas House in Central London takes from the history of the area by using soft colors and playing off of the building’s regency interior.
Brooklyn-based and female-centric, The Wing is decked out in pale pink walls and navy seating that are intended to resemble living rooms.
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America’s malls are becoming more and more vacant, but coworking companies are taking advantage of these empty spaces to expand their services in a nonconventional way.
Flexible workspace provider Knotel has once again expanded its presence in central London, signing three new deals across the city totaling 40,000 square feet.
Office Evolution, the nation’s biggest coworking franchisor, will expand its footprint in Mount Pleasant as it continues to cater to small business owners in the area.
Although coworking spaces are often categorized as servicing major cities, tier II cities are having their moment as many startups continue to flood into these areas.
Amy Nelson, CEO of The Riveter, has made it her business to promote inclusivity of women in professional settings while also providing men tools to value gender equality.
A survey of 1,000 WeWork members found that, while some use the space out of convenience, others find the culture to have an effect on their professional identities.
While WeWork is expected to file for an IPO this year, its valuation and recently announced losses have left investors worried about the sustainability of the company.
IWG has started rolling out a franchise model, similar to that of McDonald’s, enlisting franchisees to take the reins in subleasing Regus and Spaces offices to companies.
Chicago-based Novel Coworking has purchased Denver’s 195,753 square foot, 17-story boutique office property Trinity Place in Uptown that is currently 65% leased.