LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Place, a collaborative workspace and social club located in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood, announced today the opening of its second location. Tucked between the Peninsula and the Waldorf Astoria hotels, Spring Place Beverly Hills will serve as a hub for SoCal's entertainment, fashion, business, and artistic industries.
Spring Place was founded in Manhattan in 2016 as a gathering place for a sophisticated, international, creative, and entrepreneurial community, playing host to the biggest events on the annual cultural calendar - NY Fashion Week, TriBeCa Film Festival, and the Independent Art Fair. The club's members and founders include top fashion, arts, and entertainment leaders such as Irina Shayk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri, President & CEO of CFDA Steven Kolb, Revolve CEO Michael Mente, and others.
Since opening, the club has developed a strong reputation for combining the hospitality of a members' club with world-class workspace and office suites, offering a unique set of opportunities for professional development and personal transformation. Co-founder Francesco Costa's vision is to provide a place where members can effectively work as well as entertain, dine, and attend evening events.
"People come here to work during the day, but we are able to extend that," says 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, while offering the opportunity for social connection, networking, and culturally relevant and thought-provoking programming. Spring Place is uniquely positioned to offer the best of both elements."
Costa plans to expand globally, with Paris, London and Milan to follow Beverly Hills. "Spring Place was conceived for those who shape the business of contemporary culture, and with the thriving fashion and arts' scene in LA, it was the obvious location for our second US club," he says.
The design of the 40,000 square foot space combines Spring Place New York's brutalist vibe with a breezy and elegant mid-century modern aesthetic, bringing comfort and inspiration to the workspace. It incorporates key elements of the existing building, an award-winning designed by Belzberg Architects, and in changing the building use, new interior input by wHY Architecture. Similar to the New York club, the interiors blend vintage and contemporary pieces, including custom design and furniture by wHY's in-house Objects studio.
"Our idea for Spring Place in Beverly Hills was to fuse the best of east and west coast designs with a global sense of place. We wanted the experience to be full of lush plants and exquisite materials in a fresh indoor/outdoor atmosphere," said wHY's founding partner and creative director Kulapat Yantrasast. "The interior is layered with a mixture of vintage and contemporary design pieces, tied together by our own custom additions of humor 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."
The club, located at 9800 Wilshire Boulevard private offices, open hot desks, lounge, showroom space, phone booths, restaurant with a large, shady olive tree at its center, and a 6,500 square-foot event-friendly roof space overlooking the cityscape of downtown LA. The club will offer a full wellness program including mindfulness programming, specialized F&B offerings, and more. Similar to Spring Place New York, the Beverly Hills club will offer a diverse members' event program including talks, screenings, cultural events, workshops, and beyond, as well as culinary partnerships and pop-ups from internationally acclaimed chefs and restaurants.
For more information and to apply for membership, visit www.springplace.com.
ABOUT SPRING PLACE
Spring Place, founded by Francesco Costa and Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli, is an innovative and collaborative workspace and social club. Launched in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood in June of 2016, the club caters to a global community of leading professionals and entrepreneurs shaping the business of contemporary culture. Spring Place regularly hosts events and global conferences with leading partners such as Vanity Fair, Google, IMG, Tribeca Film Festival, and Independent Art Fair, as well as culinary pop-ups from the world's best chefs including Caviar Kaspia, Casa Cruz, and others. Spring Place includes collaborative workspaces alongside a full scale of social amenities, combining the services of a world-class professional office suite with boutique hotel-style hospitality and innovative cultural and wellness programming. Spring Place Beverly Hills, the club's second location and first West Coast outpost, will open in October of 2018. Future locations will include Milan, London, and Paris. For additional information, please visit www.springplace.com.
Founded in 2004 by Kulapat Yantrasast, wHY is a group of architects and designers based in Los Angeles & New York City. The firm functions as an 'ecology of disciplines' with four distinct workshops—ideas, buildings, landscape and objects—engaged in every project at different levels, depending on the scope and requirements. At the core of wHY is a sustainable architectural practice regarded for projects that are beautiful, high quality, dynamic and well-built. With a focus on works that add to our cultural discourse, wHY has completed the world's first LEED Gold art museum; expanded with the international art market by designing outposts for prominent galleries; explored the intersection of climate, landscape, and architecture via a dynamic arts education space; and re-presented important art collections for the world's most respected institutions. Recently completed works include the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles; Christie's West Coast Flagship in Beverly Hills; Gagosian Gallery in San Francisco; private homes in Phuket and Venice; the Speed Art Museum in Louisville and the new ICA LA in the city's downtown. wHY also realized Yoko Ono'sSKYLANDING, the artist's first permanent public art installation in North America, which completes phase two of wHY's framework plan for the redesign of Olmstead & Vaux's Jackson Park in Chicago. Ongoing projects include the renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco; the debut of Frieze Art Fair in Los Angeles; the re-imagining of West Princes Street Gardens and the Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland; re-visioning and renovation of the Northwest Coast Hall at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the renovation of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
About Belzberg Architects
Belzberg Architects has fostered a reputation for creating beautiful and functional architecture by exploring unconventional methodologies. Their design approach is holistic; while nurturing a collective curiosity and dissect critical issues, their solutions take into account the realities of construction. This ethos has resulted in a diverse portfolio of award-winning, built work including Gores Group Headquarters (now Spring Place), winner of an AIA LA Design Award, Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Award, American Architecture Award for the Chicago Athenaeum, Architizer A+ Award, and Architectural Record's Record Products – Best in Category for the new glass panel Belzberg Architects developed. Since its founding in 1997, the firm have continued to call Santa Monica, California home. Their portfolio is not defined by typologies, scale, or geography, but rather the team is driven by a desire to explore the design potential of a given project. Their work has been included in exhibitions in the USA, Canada, Spain, and Greece, and published in over 25 countries. Currently, the firm is working on numerous projects in Mexico, Canada, and across the U.S.A.
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