After having locations in New York, DC, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles, The Wing, has opened its doors in London. Being designed for women, it is made up of nearly 8000 diverse women of all ages, professions and backgrounds. It’s a growing community of women across the globe that gather to work, connect and thrive.
With references including Gaudí buildings and English gardens, the new space takes over a five-storey townhouse a minute away from Oxford Circus tube station. Being this the co-working company’s first international location, The Wing is fast becoming one of the world’s most influential women’s networks and this new addition brings its portfolio to a total of nine spaces.
At The Wing’s new office, the head in-house designer Laetitia Gorra has attempted to give each level of the building its own personality. The first floor is meant to be more European as it combines seat-backs and cushions in a huge communal workroom upholstered in a floral fabric that the designer sourced in Italy, while tasselled and velvet armchairs from Portuguese furniture brand Munna have been dotted throughout.
In the same floor we can find a series of floor-to-ceiling timber shelving-units aligned at the rear of the room that forms The Wing’s library, which offers a curated selection of books written by and about women, women-identifying and non-binary figures.
On the third floor, corridors line with bookable meeting rooms leading up to The Perch —a table-service cafe that offers dishes conceived in collaboration with notable women from the culinary industry. Also at this floor there’s a gallery-style workroom lined with portraits of successful women, including politician Diane Abbott as well as actress and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.