Introduction

Co-working spaces are evolving. Far from the narrow hallways, uninspiring colors and austere offices of the past, today’s spaces are vibrant, exciting and encourage collaboration with co-workers, colleagues and clients. 

Amata’s new co-working space, on the eighth floor at 150 N. Michigan Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago, was designed to appeal to law firms, whether a solo practice or a 10-person law office. 

The team designed the industrial chic look, with its textural and earthy interplay between reclaimed wood and smooth raw concrete. At the entrance, the standout is a communal four-species live edge table that seats eight, made of white oak, gray elm, black walnut and ash. 
The warmth of wood continues in the cafe, which features a large white oak reclaimed wood table with a waterfall edge. 

For Amata’s newest co-working space, which is already 70 percent leased, the overall effect is cohesive and modern, made welcoming by the strategic placement of color and the warmth of wood.