The new coworking space, Brain Embassy Młynarska, is located in the building of the former PDT, i.e. the General Department Store in Warsaw's Wola district. It is the 6th coworking location in Warsaw under this brand. The building has been adapted to its new function according to the project by Archicon Szczesiuk & Wilczek design studio, and the interiors have been outfitted with ergonomic furniture and solutions by Kinnarps Group.
Another coworking space by Brain Embassy on Młynarska Street is located in a building known to almost all citizens of the Polish capital. Since 1956, the modernist PDT building, designed by Michał Przerwa-Tetmajer, has served as a shopping centre and later as an office and service centre. Due to the current change, it can once again teem with life, becoming an important point on Warsaw’s business map.
Coworking offers the users many zones of various functions - from places to quietly concentrate on work, through meeting rooms, to a spacious, fully equipped workshop. At BE Młynarska, in addition to open space, tenants can take advantage of separate rooms, and companies or larger teams have entire office modules at their disposal. BE Młynarska is also equipped with break rooms to relax or meditate.
"The real challenge was to accommodate all the types of space offered by BE - open space, individual offices, larger office modules and workshop space - in the limited space of one floor so as to provide comfortable working conditions for all categories of our customers. That’s why it was crucial to optimise the use of available space, and provide diverse workstations while making the areas comfortable and ergonomic, as well as to fit the furniture to the interior architecture. It was very important that the stylistic elements of the interior furnishings fit in with the atmosphere and history of the building, which is familiar to most Varsovians" – comments Piotr Kwiatkowski, Deployment Manager at Brain Embassy.
The Esencia task chair has automatic weight detection, making it ideal for coworking spaces where different people use the same chair.
Koy conference chairs provide comfort even during long meetings. The adjustable base allows you to adjust the height of the chair to the user's needs.
Björn is an eye-catching chair made of solid birch. It is extremely solid and durable, which is emphasized by its name - the word "björn" means bear in Swedish.
An entire floor of the building has been transformed into a space conducive to working and establishing business relationships. The area of 1,660 sq. metres fits an open space zone and temporary workstations, office modules, 2 kitchens, meeting spaces and a comfortable workshop hall for around 50 people.
All arrangement and furnishing solutions at BE Młynarska were implemented with the well-being and effectiveness of its users in mind. The friendly environment is created primarily by ergonomic furniture, which Kinnarps has supplied since the inception of the Brain Embassy brand. Thanks to the use of desks with electrically regulated heights and practical office chairs, the created workspace meets the highest ergonomic standards. Additionally, the users’ comfort is ensured by stimulating colours, inspiring design and natural greenery in the interiors.
The traces of inspiration from the history of the PDT building are visible right from the entrance. Thanks to the Kinnarps Group's highly varied product portfolio and the wide selection of finishes, colours and upholstery offered by the Kinnarps Color Studio collection, an interior in the spirit of nostalgia for the glory days of the General Department Store has been created. It produces a successful combination of the building's former atmosphere with its present-day modern function as a place of work and business interaction.
"Kinnarps is not only our main supplier but also our partner, who has known our concept from the very beginning. The specialists at Kinnarps proposed ergonomic furniture that perfectly matched our needs. But with the BE Młynarska project, the bar was set even higher because, in addition to meeting the needs arising from the standards of our coworking spaces, we also wanted to reflect the spirit of the 1950s and 1960s, enabling our guests to take a trip back in time through the materials and solutions used. The end result met our expectations - the interior references the style of the building in times of its commercial prime, and at the same time presents a modern, functional and comfortable space to work and meet" – Piotr Kwiatkowski sums up.