Stepping into the Collective is a bit like stepping into the past, but with a modern-day edge. In the library-like Redchurch meeting room–one of six in the space–well-worn amber leather armchairs sit adjacent to flat-panel Apple TVs set off against a background of trompe l’oeil bookshelves.
“Aesthetically, there’s an old world sort of vibe inside the space,” Chawla told us. “You’ll find a fair amount of tufted leather, mason jars full of candy and crate displays. At the same time though, we’ve also managed to fuse this older aesthetic into a more modern framework.”
There are surprises around every corner from a meeting room that can be accessed through an old cabinet door…
…to replica old-school phone booths where workers can take private calls.
Oh, and did we mention the ping-pong table, bike parking and free coffee bar?
So how much does a desk at the Collective cost? A mere $800 a month will buy you all of the amenities mentioned above plus access to a year-round ice cream cart.