In Paris, coworking mixes design and well-being
The coworking spaces will replace in the near future the traditional offices and coworkers employees. The newest of these new places of work - shared of course - is called Kwerk, a phonetic transcription of quirk that designates an original trait.
Kwerk is an innovative coworking space that is both design and stimulating. After a first implantation in Boulogne-Billancourt, he settled in the 8th district of Paris. Discover an original place full of surprises.
Coworking: fluidity, freedom, creativity
Three key words founding these places with variable geometry, between offices, training center, huge meeting room, intimate lounge, reinvention of the "telephone booth", separate work table or open space ... They multiply in Paris since the end of the 2000s and welcome independent, microsocieties, authors, engineers, designers ... The interior circulation around common rooms promotes exchanges. Between Lawomatic, Mutinerie, Soleilles, Mozaïk ... pioneers of these "nurseries for free lance", communities aggregate. The founding duo of Kwerk, Albert Angel, New York architect, and Lawrence Knights, Franco-British entrepreneur, stands out by focusing on design, generator of well-being, to work better. "An economy of sharing, more freedom, less commitment, we want to give beauty and offer inspiring points of view."
Albert Angel, the architecture of Kwerk and co-founder of the place with Lawrence Knights. Behind him is the large tiered library he has designed and on which one can sit and talk or work.
Terrace upstairs, teak outdoor furniture designed by Albert Angel Design
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Kwerk, "doubling to the west"
In the 8th arrondissement, Kwerk - after a first settlement in Boulogne - settled on more than two thousand square meters, with the Lelong Gallery as a neighbor and the view of the dome of St. Augustine Church. Albert Angel, who has already designed boutique hotels in Mauritius, Seychelles and published a line of Balinese furniture with his accomplice Lawrence Knights, conceives this work residence by thinking "as a real experience to live, an inspiring place where art is omnipresent, where the environment generates behaviors ". He draws tables whose centers turn, as if to exchange concretely sketches or arouse a vista under the influence of the Ogoh-ogoh, Balinese monsters hunters evil spirits created for the Nyepi - New Year - which enthroned on the ground floor. He makes a tiered library on which to sit and have a meeting room and meditation room. From their coworkers life in New York, they think space organization to optimize productivity, an archaic word that they erode in favor of responsiveness. Glazed offices on the floors, sharing tables in central place lined with shelves where all the objects were painted in white, large green terraces ... Nothing disturbs the eyes, the mind is concentrated.
A small living room that comes in very different styles on each floor, here sofa "Sushi", Matzform, and Murato cork puzzle developed in collaboration for the Kwerk
On the ground floor, a hybrid space between reception and work: suar wooden table designed by Albert Angel, with white sculptures inspired by the Balinese Ogoh-ogoh in the background. Octophant and Horsetrich are creations of Albert Angel in collaboration with the artisans of Bali, they symbolize the association of opposites, the gathering of communities, the mythology of Kwerk. The middle-aged leather banquette is also by Albert Angel and the "Bouchon" stools are edited by Domitalia.
Sharpen reflection in an innovative coworking space
Beyond the 5-star services - open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, fitness room, concierge ... - the promise of the Kwerk may be revealed in the intention of the two founders to sharpen the reflection, by the collaboration between residents (common specificity of all coworking spaces) but also by the practice of yoga taught by professionals trained in India and a program of disruptive sessions in the company of entrepreneurial or artistic personalities. With always one course, lose the north and conquer tomorrow.
Yoga class with Maud Chuffart, founder of The Yoga House in India
The outdoor installation by Albert Angel Design, a green army of one hundred and thirty-five ritual statuettes of Papua
From 300 euros per month with the Traveler offer. 44-46, rue de la Bienfaisance, 75008. Tel. 06 40 47 35 71 and kwerk.fr