MoreySmith : Deskopolitan

Behind the facade of a building Haussmann Rue du Château d'Eau in Paris (10e), hides an old factory in which the design studio and British architecture MoreySmith imagined a surprising coworking space. Despite its industrial architecture, the place warmly invested by brightly colored furniture is reminiscent of the atmosphere of school classes.

Graduates of the Essca - the Higher School of Commercial Sciences of Angers - and creators of the Mexican furniture brand Mama Silla, Alexis Rebiffe and Paul Chevrillon, co-founded in 2013 Deskopolitan, a brand offering coworking spaces adapted to self-entrepreneurs, in which it is good to work.

They have commissioned the agency MoreySmith to develop in the four floors of a former factory: 6 private offices, 5 meeting rooms, 120 places in "hot desking" - nomadic offices - and 40 open space stations accessible 24h / 24 and 7j / 7; but also quality services placed on the first and second level of the building (Quatre Pins conciergerie, The Beans on Fire café, the Big Mustache barbershop and the Simone nailbar, not forgetting a relaxation and massage area).


Six years of work and reflection later, the establishment of 1 350 square meters opened in February this year. The workers enjoy a place bathed in light thanks to a vast glass roof, with large bays present in the whole building, sometimes in double height, where industrial architecture mixes, a contemporary design and vitaminized colors.

From parquet flooring to fabric chairs and benches, everything is made to feel at home. On the top floor, the glass walls of private offices can bend and unfold according to the privacy desired by users, making them completely flexible.

An atypical achievement for a place with an innovative concept that will soon open its second address in the 11e district of Paris.

To learn more, visit the site of MoreySmith

Photographs: Frédéric Baron-Morin

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