A significant portion of our lives is dedicated to work, and we each have our cherished workspaces. These places serve as hubs for study, writing, calculations, project execution, calls, meetings with colleagues and partners, and encounters with those individuals who spark new connections and ideas.
Not too long ago, all of this was closely tied to the traditional "office." However, recent times have witnessed a dramatic transformation in our daily routines and our concept of workspaces. This change has influenced even our appearance and dress codes. We've embraced the idea that being part of the workforce doesn't necessitate a fixed physical address. Remote work from picturesque locations like mountains, seaside getaways, or foreign countries, previously associated with vacations, has become the norm. Creating plans in a café or brainstorming concepts in our kitchens no longer raises eyebrows.
If you haven't yet heard of C-Base, allow me to provide a brief introduction. C-Base was Berlin's pioneering co-working space, established in 1995 by Computer Enthusiasts. It offered a comfortable environment for work and a platform for sharing ideas and expertise with friends and like-minded individuals. This successful concept eventually extended to the USA.
In 1997, Tsugio Makimoto and David Manson published "Digital Nomad," a book dedicated to the idea that people could return to a nomadic lifestyle, combining travel and work.
In 2007, the term "coworking space" gained traction as people began searching for it on Google, marking the emergence of a new trend.
By 2015, the worlds of coworking and travel merged, as people sought and found inspiration in their work while on the move.
In 2017, almost 1.2 million people were already working in coworking spaces instead of traditional offices.
By the way, brands like Spotify, Indiegogo, and even Instagram were born in coworking spaces.
The dynamic and engaging culture of coworking has attracted prominent hospitality brands like Soho House, Next Story Group, Sheraton, Wyndham, and others.
Also, the business model has expanded to embrace the Members Club principle, which admits members after a thorough registration process. Examples include NeueHouse, SaksWorks, and Spaces Hudson Yards.
It's worth noting that while coworking spaces were initially associated with tech and startups, they've since evolved to accommodate professionals with diverse aspirations and directions, all sharing a common space to generate new ideas and gravitational centers.
So, what does a coworking space encompass?
Coffee and tea facilities
For me, coworking is mostly about the people I work alongside, who become members of the same community, sharing my physical location, as well as values and aspirations.
Tbilisi, a vibrant city beloved by many, attracts both locals and international visitors in search of conducive workspaces.
In addition to various types of coworking spaces, you can now discover D Block @Stamba, situated at Kostava 14. Housed in the former publishing house, it's renowned for Hotel Stamba, Café, Udabno Lab, Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum, The Shop, and more.
Today, D Block sign gleams at the lobby entrance.
The first two floors of this coworking space offer a conducive environment for efficient work.
D Block has plans to expand into different neighborhoods of Tbilisi and regions of Georgia. Currently, it's available 24/7 to enhance your work experience and offer you much more…
See you @D Block!