Work & Co

French-born founder Julien Verspieren saw an opportunity to break the mould of the ubiquitous grey-walled cubicle when he founded Work&Co with the aim of providing an innovative space for people to connect in a fluid office environment.

Julien brought in his close friend Andrea to add her signature touch to the space.

‘’We wanted to contrast contemporary with vintage. Afro-chic with European. Old with new. My mantra: Nothing ever matches but, in the end, with careful consideration, it always works beautifully.’’ Andrea Graff

This can be seen where contemporary art is juxtaposed with an 1800’s oil painting of a boat in Table Bay. The space features vintage oak vinyl flooring, custom-made sofas, mid-century bookcases, vivid wallpaper motifs and African art.

(Stehr, Michaela. ‘’Urban Collab’’ Visi, Aug/Sep 2016., pp. 92-101)

SCOPE

Interior decoration, furnishing, object and art

FOUNDER

Julien Verspieren

ARCHITECTURE

Natalie Gaertner

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jan Ras

PUBLICATION

Visi, Aug/Sep 2016, pp. 92-101

A colourful graffiti mural by Mak1one and an oversized olive-green sofa by Andrea catches the eye in the common area.

‘’I had the pleasure of sitting on a similar sofa at Soho House in Berlin. In most of my work I want to produce a feeling of home, a place where people can be comfortable and inspired.’’ - Andrea Graff

(Stehr, Michaela. ‘’Urban Collab’’ Visi, Aug/Sep 2016., pp. 92-101)

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Above: In the reception area, the first thing you notice is the striking art work by Jody Paulsen, Emotional Ninja.

The Udo armchairs are from Ergoform, the Invisible pendant light from Province Lighting. The leopard sofa was custom designed by Andrea.
Left: The wallpaper called Miami, is from the Cole & Son Geometric II collection, available at St Ledger and Viney.

(Stehr, Michaela. ‘’Urban Collab’’ Visi, Aug/Sep 2016., pp. 92-101)