Covetable coven: New York’s chicest female-only workspace

New York’s chicest female-only workspace
Female-only co-working member's space The Wing has opened its second and significantly larger location in New York City's Soho neighbourhood
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While the notion of men’s clubs dates back centuries, women are only just getting started. Blazing the trail in New York City is the females-only co-working member’s space, The Wing, which opened its second and significantly larger location in the city’s Soho neighbourhood last month. Three times the size of its inaugural Flatiron site and backed by a waiting list of over 8,000 applicants, The Wing’s concept clearly shows that the coven has spoken.

Co-founded by Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan, The Wing prides itself on being a space that enables women to advance their pursuits, serving as a home base to a diverse community of wide-ranging talents. In proof, the forces behind the newly inaugurated Soho space are all members, and women – architect Alda Ly, interior designer Chiara de Rege and a graphic design team lead by Emily Oberman at Pentagram.

Covetable coven: New York’s chicest female-only workspace


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The 2,000 title lending library in collaboration with Strand Bookstore

Armed with an airy open plan, ample seating and inviting nooks that carve out pockets of privacy, The Wing – on a 10,000 sq ft 5th floor space – is also equipped with several conference rooms, six telephone booths, a 2,000 title lending library in collaboration with Strand Bookstore and an in-house café. The Perch serves food, wine and cocktails from an array of female-helmed partners. There are also private offices available for rent at the same time.

Whether it’s the photogenic archways, pink-hued design details or original skylights that nod to the building’s manufacturing warehouse past, The Wing Soho is an especially alluring iteration of the ubiquitous co-working space. Spacious showers, a room for nursing mothers to pump and a beauty room stocked with a covetable selection of products are some of the female-specific benefits that sets it apart.

The Wing Women's Club

By women, for women, the space prides itself on enabling women to advance their pursuits

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Covetable coven: New York’s chicest female-only workspace

Co-founders Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan have created a space that is three times the size of The Wing’s inaugural Flatiron site, as well as backed by a waiting list of over 8,000 applicants

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New York’s chicest female-only workspace

The Wing occupies a 10,000 sq ft, 5th floor space equipped with six telephone booths, a 2,000 title lending library in collaboration with Strand Bookstore and an in-house café

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wine and cocktails

The Perch serves food, wine and cocktails from an array of female-helmed partners

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The space was designed by architect Alda Ly

The space was designed by architect Alda Ly, interior designer Chiara de Rege and a graphic design team lead by Emily Oberman at Pentagram

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Sitting arrangement with bright space

The glass roof at The Perch allows for natural light to fill the bright space

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A bright and vibrant colour scheme that is felt across the space

Chiara de Rege opted for a bright and vibrant colour scheme that is felt across the space

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Washroom facilities

Washroom facilities are also on-site, as well as a room for nursing mothers and a beauty room

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Dining table and hanging light

One of the several conference rooms

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The lending library

The lending library also has a lot of natural light filtering down onto the 2,000 titles available

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library with table and chairs

Photogenic archways, pink-hued design details and original skylights nod to the building’s manufacturing past

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INFORMATION

For more information, visit The Wing website

ADDRESS

52 Mercer St
5th Floor, New York

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.