WeWork designs "relaxed and soft" Manhattan offices for Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global - architecture and design

WeWork designs "relaxed and soft" Manhattan offices for Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global



Co-working company WeWork has completed these headquarters in New York's SoHo for a wellness venture led by Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington.

Launched in 2016 by the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Huffington Post, Thrive Global is a publishing company with a focus on wellness and working life.

Rebranded as The We Company last month, WeWork now acts subsidiary of the parent company. As well as managing and providing co-working spaces, it now offers design services to companies.
Huffington collaborated with the company's chief creative officer Adam Kimmel on the interior design of the headquarters, located on the corner of Broadway and Houston.

"Huffington and Kimmel's teams worked collaboratively to identify the main needs for the new space, which included increased flexibility allowing them to expand, a distinct identity reflecting Thrive's unique culture, the proximity and convenience of the SoHo neighbourhood, and an enriched employee experience," said WeWork in a project statement.
Measuring 8,000 square feet (743 square metres), Thrive Global features lounge areas, open-plan desks, private booths, conference rooms, a kitchen, an in-house recording studio and a wellness room.
The interiors are bright with white walls, pale wooden floors, and exposed ductwork and pipes overhead.

A lounge-style sitting area has a forest green couch and four chairs. Behind the sofa is a large shelf filled to the brim with colourful books, acting as a di...
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