Published on : Thursday, July 7, 2016
As more professionals opt to telecommute, co-working spaces have been gaining more popularity among independent working professionals. Impressed with this new generation of workspaces, the well-known and renowned designer Yves Behar recently unveiled CANOPY, a sophisticated approach to the co-working setting founded in collaboration with partners Amir Mortazavi and Steve Mohebi.
Canopy aims to merge the latest in contemporary design with the fundamental goal of making professional environments friendlier, more accessible, and optimal for serious workers of all walks.
Canopy will be based in San Francisco’s affluent Pacific Heights neighbourhood home. Real estate developer M-PROJECTS—co-founded by Mortazavi—is spearheading the building design. Currently, co-working spaces are almost non-existent in the primarily residential area, leaving professionals with long commutes to hectic business parks.
Behar says, “Our goal is to bring great people together in a mature work environment that stimulates great ideas that design can amplify. Rather than focusing on fun and entertainment, Canopy will provide a striking workspace that balances open plan and private spaces.”
Members will enjoy various office furnishings designed by Behar, including Herman Miller’s Sayl task chairs and Public Office Landscape desk systems. Michael Anastassiades’ pendants for FLOS will hang overhead, and Heath Ceramics will cover the entire back wall with its tiles. Other furnishings will range from the likes of Joe Colombo, Alexander Girard, Stilnovo, and Don Chadwick, another Herman Miller veteran behind the iconic Aeron task chair. Complementing the furnishings are a Juicero Press in the communal kitchen and August Smart Locks throughout, both designed by Behar.
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