NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Breather's network of beautifully designed private workspaces ushers in the next moment for the brand with the launch of the 100th Breather space in New York City. As the cost of office space continues to rise and workforces become increasingly decentralized, Breather has continued to fulfill a significant demand for flexible and commitment-free workspaces, shared by professionals, tech companies, business travelers, remote workers, creatives and more.
The 100th Breather space in New York City will be conveniently located at 135 Bowery in the Lower East Side. The location will consist of four unique workspaces and marks the revitalization of the storied address and the shifting face of the neighborhood as a whole.
The opening of the 100th Breather space in New York not only signifies the brand's continued growth in the city, but illustrates their impressive growth overall. This year alone, the company has expanded in five new markets including London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Washington DC, effectively doubling their global presence with hundreds of Breathers across 10 markets.
With its expansion, Breather's interior design work is gaining recognition. "As we grow, so do our relations with the design community, via our Designer Partnership Program," said Breather's Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, Caterina Rizzi. "This initiative has been spearheaded as a platform for showcasing exciting things happening in furniture design and includes our 295 Madison spaces with Industry West, the WorkOf Studio in SoHo to our Gus Modern space in Toronto and an exciting one in the works with Muuto launching soon in Chicago." The brand continues to be a leader in on-demand workspaces and brings their design savvy to new locations in Brooklyn and Oakland later this quarter.
"The way that people work is constantly evolving, so the space it happens in needs to evolve too. In our effort to meet this demand, I'm thrilled Breather has been embraced by the cities we've grown in as we continue to expand and broaden the brand globally," said Breather's CEO and cofounder, Julien Smith. "The 100th Breather space opening in New York is more than just another space for us — we are ushering in a new benchmark in the continued success of our brand."
Breather first launched in New York City in February 2014 and has been a leader in the short-term workspace market in the city since. This latest announcement comes on the heels of a substantial funding round of over $20 million, led by Valar Ventures, last fall and points to Breather's tremendous growth since launching in 2012 in Montreal. Breather currently operates hundreds of workspaces globally and has grown its user base to the hundreds of thousands — particularly with the launch of Breather for Teams in the fall of 2015- which has garnered membership from over 1,000 companies including top tech peers such as Facebook, Spotify, Etsy and BuzzFeed.
Founded in 2012 by Julien Smith and Caterina Rizzi, Breather is a network of beautifully designed, meeting and workspaces that are perfect for getting work done, hosting meetings or simply taking a moment to relax. Each Breather is specially curated to be peaceful and practical and can be booked for any length of time – from a 60-minute recharge to an entire day of productivity. Reserve and unlock hundreds of spaces across 10 cities, including New York, London, LA and San Francisco, by visiting Breather.com or using the mobile app on iOS or Android devices.