Today’s coworking highlight will take you to France’s capital city, Paris. What’s there? A premium coworking brand, the artisans of coworking in Paris, who took on a mission to develop premium coworking spaces in residential neighborhoods.
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You can read Deskopolitan’s story on page 130 of Around The World in 250 Coworking Spaces.
The first time we met the coworking brand you are about to discover was back in early 2018 when they had just opened up their first space. I found out about them because, at the time, there were presidential elections happening in France and I had read on the internet that one of the candidates transformed his space into his HQ during his campaign. Back then I thought how cool that was for a politician who actually had a chance to become president, to actually base himself in a coworking space. It was such great awareness for the concept, which, at the time in France was still gaining traction. (Yes, France was quite late to the coworking train!) But beyond everything, I think this particular coworking brand was the first one I visited in Paris where I felt that they clearly knew who they were and what they wanted to achieve with their coworking spaces.
Meet Deskopolitan, a coworking brand that defines itself as “The Artisans of Coworking.” You might have come across their story in the book already, but if not, this Digital52 edition will first let you discover who they are, while also getting some latest updates on where they currently stand.
➡️ A little refresher
Who’s behind the featured space?
Alexis Rebiffé and Paul Chevrillon, two friends and entrepreneurs who went from creating a company selling outdoor furniture imported from Mexico to reinventing the way we work by bringing Deskopolitan to life.
➡️ Key Figures
- Opening year: 2016
- Size when they started: 1,350 sqm
- Size today: 9,850 sqm
➡️ A little tour around Deskopolitan
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