UK: The Curtain, a lifestyle hotel and members club in east London, has opened a co-working space designed by Dexter Moren Associates.
A year on from its opening, The Curtain has launched The Design Studio, described as “an innovative new co-working space that mixes business with pleasure”. Open to The Curtain’s members and hotel guests, the Design Studio “functions both as a space to work and a cultural space, garlanded with beautiful artwork and a schedule of events and talks planned for the coming months”.
Michael Achenbaum, The Curtain’s founder, said: “Communal workspaces are becoming an integral part of Londoners’ lives and the way in which modern people now conduct work. Our hotel is truly global, and this space ensures people can work hard by day in The Design Studio and then move through to our hotel’s other spaces to play harder!”
Dexter Moren, director of Dexter Moren Associates, said: “The challenge was to sensitively reflect the past without becoming a pastiche. I think it’s worked – many people don’t realise The Curtain is a new build and we’ve had several compliments about our ‘conversion’ project. Michael had a passionate vision for an exciting and vibrant destination, bringing together an eclectic mix of users and programmes with the very specific intention of creating unusual moments of interface. Our aim was to ensure this animation was as visible in the façade as it was in the interiors.”
Earlier this year, The Curtain was sold to London-based tycoons the Reuben brothers.