- The Malin opened November 1, 2021.
- The Malin is an elevated, shared workspace for ambitious and design-minded individuals.
- The Malin is located in the Soho neighborhood of NYC.
New York, New York – The Malin, an elevated, shared workspace for ambitious and design-minded individuals, opens to members on Mercer Street on November 1, 2021. Defying the typical expectations of communal workspaces, The Malin leads by example with thoughtful yet flexible design and superior craftsmanship, which promotes different modes of working.
While relationships to work have evolved post-pandemic, The Malin arrives to offer a space where members can work outside of their home, without losing any of the luxuries of comfort or convenience, in a space that inspires them. Members will be surrounded by fine, luxurious materials throughout, balanced by a vibrant color palette that infuses warmth and an unpretentious, uplifting energy to the space.
The Malin provides an aspirational environment at the center of the City’s cultural scene, with functional onsite services to ensure that members and their work are the priority. Flexible membership options, curated amenities, and specialized access to local businesses and services are offered to underscore The Malin as the ultimate space for members to work hard and efficiently.
With the custom-designed mobile app, members have a direct line to The Malin and can access the space via keyless entry, book conference rooms and private video booths, and more. Special services, such as a weekly dry-cleaning pick-up/drop-off and mail and package handling, will be available to relieve some of the tedious tasks of everyday life. Entirely unique to The Malin, members will have access to an exclusive Executive Assistant service to complete same-day errands within the surrounding neighborhood of The Malin, and help with administrative tasks for their business.
The Malin’s co-founders Charlie Robinson (former SVP of U.S. for coworking pioneer Servcorp) and Ciaran McGuigan (CEO of the Bernard Thomas Brands) tapped a network of seasoned executives from Soho House to lead Marketing and Operations to ensure scalability.
“We wanted The Malin to be a beautiful yet functional space that exists as the ideal place to work. During the pandemic I imagined what it would take to inspire folks to want to return to a workplace, and knew that it would have to be in an exciting neighborhood, with various zones that promoted different modes of working, with a design that was comfortable and inviting, yet elevated. From that, The Malin was born” explains McGuigan.
“It needed to be inspiring and functional, where someone can complete a quick task or long-term project with similar ease,” adds Robinson. “We’re also right in the cultural heart of downtown New York, where members can pop out afterwards to the galleries, restaurants and shops and make the most of the City.”
Governed by the thematic of thinking small with a large impact, the boutique shared workspace was carefully conceived so the more sociable spaces such as kitchen, reception and lounge areas are away from the quieter desks and working areas. The communal work areas are then broken up into smaller spaces in order to further reduce any noise or distractions. For people who wish for total silence the library room is also available.
Furniture and fabric schemes consist of dark mohair’s alongside bold patterned fabrics to give the space both a homeliness, depth and uniqueness. The aim was to make The Malin subtly refined while being highly comfortable. All of the custom furniture pieces have charging outlets so clients are never more than a couple of steps from being able to plug in a laptop or device.
Eames Soft Pad office chairs, solid oak desks, recycled crystal dividers, rare marble countertops, solid brass hardware, and other design elements from Roll & Hill, Flos, Matter, Reinaldo Sanguino objects for The Future Perfect and Calico Wallpaper permeate the space. A curated art collection is also included, as well as a monthly feature from David Zwirner-backed PLATFORM art e-commerce site.
Also within the space, members will be offered a variety of complimentary beverages from Sanzo, Ruby Hibiscus Water, Parlor Coffee, and House of Waris tea. Members will also have access to The Malin Shop, a small, curated retail component offering items from local businesses such as Gossamer, Cinnamon Projects, select works from Aperture, and home goods from Pith as quick gifts for clients or friends.
Located on the third floor of a classic Soho building, the 8,700 square foot loft offers members a refined escape from the home office with high ceilings, large loft windows, and spacious working areas. With interiors by creative duo Jean Morana and Jordan Trinci-Lyne in collaboration with Fettle Design, every aspect of The Malin is meticulously designed to inspire and ensure that members have everything they need at their fingertips.
The Malin offers a total of 38 dedicated desks and 3 private office spaces of varying size, 3 conference rooms, 4 private video booths, and various workspace and lounge areas, along with a barista kitchen. Memberships are available on a month-to-month and annual basis, along with daily memberships allowing flexibility for travelers and locals alike. Memberships and day-passes are first-come, first-served as space allows.
About The Malin
The Malin is a flexible workspace with superior craftsmanship and thoughtfully-curated amenities designed for members to work beautifully. Located in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, the 8,700 square foot loft offers members a place where they can focus on getting their work done and then step out into the heart of the downtown cultural scene. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm, with extended hours for private offices and members with a dedicated desk. Memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.