The Work Project
A relatively late entrant into the co-working space industry, The Work Project stands out for its design-led spaces that make its tenants happy to come to work and be the best that they can.
One of the ways The Work Project is aiming to stand out in the co-working space industry is its offering of high-end, design-led spaces, peppered with furniture from designer brands, such as its lounge at its Parkview Square location.
One way it does this is through procuring a mix of furniture from designer brands to add a unique touch to each of its six locations in Singapore.
“What remains consistent in our process is a search for quality and excellence,” says Junny Lee, its Founder and Managing Director. “Well-designed spaces have the ability to bring out the best in an individual.
“Our furniture pieces represent the values that we hope to inspire, including originality and craftsmanship.”
To this end, it has shopped at retailers like Space Furniture, Proof Living, XTRA, Vitra and Pomelo Home, just to name a few.
For instance, at the lounge in its Parkview Square location is the Bibendum, Eileen Gray 1926 armchair from ClassiCon, all purchased from Space Furniture.
At its Asia Square location, the receptionist sits on Cassina’s 410 Cab Stool, while the side tables in the lounge are the 381 Torei, also from the same brand.
While the long production lead time and maintenance pose some challenges, Lee believes they can be overcome by building a culture of appreciating fine craftsmanship.
“Masterpieces are worth waiting and caring for,” he adds.
Lee hopes that other corporates will follow in his footsteps when it comes to buying original designer furniture – after all, every decision they make should stand for their company’s beliefs
“Furniture procurement is one of those decisions. How and what furniture you procure will impact how the organisation is viewed among employees, clients and various stakeholders.”