#HauteSpaces: Chandigarh’s Co-Working Space, Innov8, Will Motivate You To Work Smarter
Who doesn’t love a pretty home/work space? I know the answer to that one. So now, every week, I will go in search for the most stunning indoor spaces in our country that will inspire the inner decorator in you. Unique, colourful, or quirky, these photo stories are sure to leave you spellbound, like mouth-hanging-open spellbound. If you know or use a space that fits the description, ping me and we can chat! It can be anything from a home to an office, a studio to a restaurant — if it is fun, I’m game.
As we bid goodbye to November, my search for good interiors continues and this week, I decided to find something in Chandigarh, the city that is known for everything beautiful. Among the stunning gardens and clean roads is a modern co-working space that is revolutionising the way the city works. In recent times, the idea of co-working spaces has become increasingly prevalent, especially amongst the start ups. Real estate is a major cost and cutting down on that helps direct funds to more important aspects of a business. Walking on that path is one of India’s most successful spaces, Innov8 – The Co-working Space. With offices in New Delhi and now in Chandigarh, it is providing a working area for more than 200 people and 50 companies.
The Chandigarh branch is fresh and spunky, looking like a place where ideas are born. Started by a doctor-turned-entrepreneur Ritesh Malik, Innov8 is a space where you can rent out a desk by yourself for some 600 bucks a day. There are also monthly subscriptions available that you can check here. Coming to the décor — trust me, this is an office you will want to work out of, especially if you have deadlines to meet and creativity to tap. The subtle interiors of black and brown ensure that the colourful furniture is the hero. Long tables with rolling chairs make you feel like a true boss. There are enclosed spaces that look like boxes, but not the kinds that suffocate you. The café area doubles up as a common area, giving you the chance to mingle around and make friends. Also, it lights up in the night with the cute bulbs hanging from the ceiling. They add a much-needed soothing effect to an otherwise bright, vibrant environment.
Like almost every co-working space now, Innov8 also has a foosball table. The craze for this game is real, you guys! The walls are full of motivational and funky quotes framed up in a neat way. The view from the café is one that we in Mumbai would die for! An indoor garden area makes for an ideal spot to curb those ever-increasing stress levels. So, if you are in the city that is giving every other metro some serious competition, especially in terms of organisation, schedule your meetings at Innov8 and rest assured, you’ll be making an impression. Check the images below and make sure you scroll all the way to the end for a little surprise.