A new definition of working space

Written by Flora 🧡 (english, 中文)

What is the first image pop out in your head when you think of working space? An office in monotonous color, rows of desks with monitors on them? Nowadays a lot of companies are trying to break this stereotype and Thingylabs HQ is with doubt one of the most inspiring ones.

Located in the heart of the industry city Stuttgart, the classy facade of the old building makes an interesting contrast to the young and dynamic spirit inside of it.

It’s not a big place but fulfills all the functions that a modern office should do. On top of that, it also provides a special vibe, which you can rarely find from other offices. Is it the cozy sofa where the working takes place instead of inhospitable chairs and tables? Is it the combination of ancient piano and intelligent lighting and sound system? Or is it the way how other people in this room look so comfortable?

You can never feel lonely in Thingylabs HQ. There are not only always interesting people from different cultural backgrounds who are always ready to have an interesting conversation with you, but also all kinds of activities from DIY-Workshops to Motto-Parties.

What hidden behind the unusual working scene is Thingylab´s new philosophy of working per se. The Thingylabers don’t draw a line between work and life. Doing the things they have the passion for and getting things done with people they like spending time with, doesn’t distinguish from enjoying life itself.

The common definition of companies doesn’t fit here hundred-percent, either. You would rather see a community here, where a group of young people share their interests, knowledge, and creativity, where everyone cares about each other. Here the people are the purpose, the projects are only the tools, never the other way around.

It is by no means easy to change the things we take for granted, to ask what is work actually when people normally just skip this question and look for the so-called work-life balance. This might be the most challenging yet meaningful project Thingylabs is working on. ✨

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