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Coworking: a new way of conceiving the working space

The sharing economy has led to the spread of coworking: shared workspaces where facilities and services are made available to various professionals, freelancers and companies. It’s an innovative way to bring together not only skills and talents, but also experiences and spaces.

In 2005, software engineer Brad Neuberg founded the first coworking space in San Francisco. He wanted to find a way to combine the feeling of independence and the need of working in a community-like environment with all the comforts offered by a traditional workplace.
Since then, the coworking phenomenon have been largely increasing in the United States and in Europe. In 2008 it began to spread in the main Italian big cities and in 2021 there were 779 coworking spaces throughout the national territory.

One of the main advantages of coworking is the reduction in expenses: renting a desk in a coworking space is much cheaper than renting an entire office. Furthermore, it allows to find new collaborators, to combine different ideas and projects, increasing productivity, creativity and avoiding the isolation of working from home.
Choosing to work together, even if dealing with an independent activity, means designing the office and furnishings in an organised way in order to share both the working environment and the ideas of people who are not part of the same company. Finding a comfortable workspace, with ergonomic furnishings and professional equipment that responds to the different work needs, will encourage the freelancers to come back again.

The required elements in a coworking office are open spaces, modular desks and multiple workstations, ergonomic chairs that adapt to different body shapes, Internet connection, equipment such as telephones, printers and computers, meeting rooms, lounge areas and air conditioning.

Arper, for example, contributed with enthusiasm and innovation to furnish Palazzo della Luce in Treviso, an elegant historic building that dates back to 1500. The restoration recovered the historical elements of the exteriors and enhanced the three floors that compose the interiors. Today, Palazzo della Luce is a contemporary design space that hosts offices, events and projects. A big coworking space that allows professionals and companies to meet and collaborate – without sacrificing their privacy.
The materials and pieces of furniture have been carefully chosen to best convey the message that the coworking wants to promote. Arper chairs, sofas and tables have furnished the individual spaces, meeting areas and relaxation spaces with sustainability and a totally made in Italy design.

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