Amazing Responses By Innov8’s Team When Questioned By An Interiors Magazine!
What kind of workplace were you looking for?
Answer: At Innov8, we have a 3 pronged approach:
Central location, Design centric & ergonomic approach & a Powerful community & technology support
Community – We believe in the power of micro-communities & closely-knit working ecosystems. While searching for space, I was very clear we need something in Connaught Place, it’s the most central part of Delhi. We needed a space roughly 10,000 sq feet & on top of it a bare shell, we wanted to create the workspace of our dreams.
On how much sq. ft. the area of the office spread at?
Answer: 10,000 sq feet:
3,500 sq feet (Open Innovation Zone)
1,500 sq feet (Innov8 Cafe & Library)
6,000 sq feet (Workspaces)
What brief did you share with the architect/ interior designer?
Answer: I know Nithin for a while now & I was sure he could build the workspace of my dream. I wanted it to be a European architectural approach with a lot of greenery & dark furniture & a cosy ecosystem.
A brief walkthrough of the office as to what section follows the other as one enters the office.
Answer: At the entry, we have the Innov8 reception, a rustic raw concrete zone which has our locker wall, light music & the receptionist seat. At the back of the reception, we have the designers studio, 3 seats overlooking the Connaught Place, with light yellow ambience.
When you enter the workspace you have 2 zones, the Ultimate Zone & The Premium Zone. The Ultimate Zone is a noise-proof glass-enclosed area with high-end furniture dedicated to Hardware, Finch & Software firms whereas the Premium Zone is a noisy area dedicated to Art & Culture startups & freelancers.
As you enter inside you see a library area with 6 Herman Miller steel chairs & on top, you have the filament Edison bulbs & besides that 2 meeting rooms completely enclosed in pinewood.
While you enter towards the rear end you have the wormhole zone (A complete area of whiteboards) & our garage which has our servers, the coffee machines, printers, wifi routers, electrical points & vitamin water access.
When you enter the 2nd floor (mezzanine) you have the cafe library on one side & private cabins on the other. The cafe library has an amphitheatre with books & cosy furniture with whiteboards everywhere.
As you go to the 3rd floor you have the terrace, heavily planted & has a wooden amphitheatre overlooking the entire Connaught Place belt of the capital city of India.
What type of furniture has been used throughout the workplace and why?
Answer: A mix of contemporary hand made pinewood furniture with bold modern furniture from companies like Bristol & Herman Miller. The idea is to have a global feel in the space with a tinge of our Indian heritage & craftsmanship.
What special features your office has?
Answer: We’re revolutionising the way people work. It’s not about work anymore its about fulfilment, happiness & wellness. We want people to be amazing at what they do. We give them a platform which has never been offered to them in the heart of Delhi.
It’s no longer a real estate play but a technology play. We’re the first workspace in India to have its own iOS & android app to help our workers leverage technology to communicate & access Innov8’s facility.
We’re India’s first 24×7 campus. You can’t restrict a time to innovate, some people are productive in the morning, some at night, we give our coworkers the flexibility of time. People come at 3 am in the morning as well. We have a dedicated nap room, it helps our workers to be more productive, 15 mins naps are very useful.
A lot of quotes can be seen throughout the space, the reason for doing so?
Answer: A quote can change a persons day, week, month or sometimes life as well. I realised this early on, we’re not in the business of selling tables 7 chairs, we’re in the business of selling the intangible component of happiness, motivation & optimism.
Quotes vastly add a lot of value to our proposition. These are designed by a team of designers from all across the world, the idea is to keep our community charged always. Give them vitamins of positivity every single second.
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Innov8 is a workspace and community startup based in India. Innov8 take prime commercial spaces and convert them into thought led, well-designed workspaces for businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. Innov8 has centers across all major cities in India.