My Space: BW Concept Space
I decided to go freelance in 2008 because I could no longer stand toxic 9-5 office jobs. I hated having to log in and out of a boring office and being stuck in a sunless cubicle all day. Did you ever drool at Silicon Valley documentaries or non-traditional offices featured in listicles such as “World’s Coolest Offices?”
When my friend Danda asked me to visit her office in Singapore CBD a few weeks ago, I expected to just grab coffee at a café nearby. Instead I was treated to a tour of BW Concept Space, one of the coolest office spaces I’d ever seen.
“This is an office?” I said in disbelief when Danda showed me her workspace, a table under a sunlit spot that looked like an interactive furniture store. Her coworkers each had their own “spot” around the vicinity, but were free to move around as they pleased.
There’s Club House, a co-working space where I spotted many of BW’s employees and a hipster café that serves coffee, cold-pressed juices, and smoothies. A few steps away is Club Meatballs, a restaurant and wine bar. Then there’s Club BW, a boardroom and dining area for BW’s employees. All three spots are interconnected and there are other nooks and crannies to discover, like BW’s stationery shop. Both clients and the public can come in to work, meet, wine, and dine.
All the artsy furniture and office supplies you’ll see there can be purchased from BW. You’re free to test the goods before swiping your credit card for a bouncy office seat. Both employees and visitors are free to set up their MacBooks and use the free wifi while ordering from Club House and Club Meatballs. They’re also available for catering. For bigger clients, you have the option of customizing furniture and collaborating with BW for other fun projects.
Now that’s an office space I wouldn’t want to run away from!