Grind: A Coffee-Fueled Workspace of the Future
September 13, 2011
Photos courtesy of Laughing Squid
Grind is a new members-only workspace in Manhattan for creative professionals, equipped with the people, the space, the furniture, and all the Intelligentsia coffee necessary to pioneer the future of co-working. More after the jump!
A self-proclaimed “workspace for free-range humans,” Grind was conceived in response to a shift in work culture, a movement away from stiff, centralized corporate practices and towards a more flexible network of freelancing individuals. The newly launched office in Union Square can be seen as a spatial solution for professionals who want to work in a community rather than a company.
While online social networks have been connecting people at lightning speeds, the founders of Grind expressed a desire to physically bring together individuals across many industries. Their idea is essentially the concept of a city on a reduced scale, and their prototype is an office that boasts frictionless technology, gorgeous, stimulating workspaces, clean, environmental furniture, and, most importantly, a community of forward-thinking professionals hungry for collaboration.
By gathering the most innovative and productive human and design resources, Grind pitches itself almost as a contemporary Bauhaus: it is a well oiled, highly evolved think tank, a human-powered machine destined for great things. By breaking down barriers and creating new spaces and new connections, Grind dares to propel the collective human spirit to new heights.
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