Social clubs, organizations where a city's most prominent and promising convene and conduct business have traditionally been, well, old boys networks. The past few years has swiftly turned the idea of social clubs on their head, with a staggering number of female-focused community and co-working spaces cropping up nationwide. And many of these spaces are taking an intentional approach to their design. Why?
When it comes to creating inspiring and creative workspaces, it's no surprise that a well-designed and organized atmosphere can make a big impact. According to bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, "[t]here should be nothing in that space that doesn't bring your senses to life." With that in mind, we've put together a list of the most eye-popping women's co-working spaces.
From millennial pink furniture, to vintage light fixtures, color-blocked libraries, and whimsical wallpapers, the designs of Chiara de Reg are the trademark of exclusive and design-centric female co-working space, The Wing. With locations already in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, the club has its sights next set on Los Angeles with an opening slated for early 2019. More on The Wing here.
In addition to The Wing, the Bay Area—and its hub of startup activity—is also home to The Hivery. Per The Hivery, they were one of the first co-working spaces geared towards women in the U.S., having opened their doors in 2014. The interior design plays off the space's bee-centric name; there pops of yellow, honeycomb shapes, and fresh flowers to complement the space's natural light, all culminating in an airy, creative space. More on The Hivery here.
This women's community is a recent addition to downtown L.A.'s creative scene (full disclosure, I'm a member) and is located within the historic and storied Los Angeles Athletic Club. WAVE's co-working space boasts a palm frond motif and striped banquettes, cultivating a creative workspace design that's luxuriously tropical and conjures images of another L.A. icon: the Beverly Hills Hotel. More on WAVE here.
The Coven in Minneapolis, Minnesota, uses primarily an energetic color palette of yellows, pinks, and crisp, clean whites for a magical atmosphere to inspire its members. The Coven's furniture choices are modern, with simple lines. "We worked with BluDot for the vast majority of our pieces along with Timber & Tulip and IKEA," notes Erinn Farrell, The Coven's COO and Co-Founder, and primary interior designer. More on The Coven here.
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