Spring Place social and co-working club opens in Los Angeles
New York’s Spring Place members club has gone bicoastal with the opening of its second location in Los Angeles. 40,000 sq ft of prime Beverley Hills real estate was designed by wHY Architecture (whose founding partner and creative director Kulapat Yantrasast recently gave us a tour of his new iPad Pro, upon which he sketches his designs.)
The New York location’s Brutalist-inspired leanings have been retained by the LA outpost, with added midcentury modern detailing. Yantrasast aimed to ‘fuse the best of east and west coast designs with a global sense of place’, he explains. Alongside a forest of lush greenery, ‘the interior is layered with a mixture of vintage and contemporary design pieces, tied together by our own custom additions of humour and surprise. I wanted the approach to be eclectic, fun and personal; gathering inspiration and whim from lots of different sources, just in the way you might form your own personal collection over a fun lifetime.’
It’s a light-hearted, yet considered, emphasis that co-exists quite happily with the Spring Place mission; to offer social connection, networking, and thought-provoking programming. ‘People come here to work during the day, but we are able to extend that,’ says Spring Place co-founder Francesco Costa. ‘We wanted to create a space that serves our members in all areas of their lives – a space that’s efficient and inspiring to work in.’
Hot desking options are plenty and various. Members can set themselves up in private offices, a relaxed lounge area, a showroom space, in the restaurant under its shady central olive tree, or on 6,500 sq ft roof space overlooking downtown LA. Similar to Spring Place New York, the Beverly Hills club will offer a diverse members’ event programme for after-work fun; including talks, wellness, screenings, cultural events, and workshops, as well as culinary partnerships and pop-ups from internationally acclaimed chefs and restaurants.
With its keen cultural focus, LA was the ‘obvious’ choice for the second location, Costa adds, with Paris, London and Milan all on the list for the Spring Place’s projected global take-over. §