WHERE: 380 Millburn Ave., Millburn
A new creative co-working space and art gallery called Work Home (www.workhome.work) opened in downtown Millburn on Saturday, December 1st. Over 50 people were in attendanc,e with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Downtown Millburn Business Alliance. Founded by a mother-daughter team, Work Home is a space for entrepreneurs, writers, designers, web developers, artists and more, to socialize, learn, and of course, work.
Located in a historic home right on Millburn Ave, Work Home houses: custom-built desks seating 14 across two plant-filled offices; a downstairs hot desking space with handmade live edge table; a meeting room available for rent; a convenient kitchenette; and a beautiful downstairs art gallery. Designed for individuals to rent desk space on a flexible basis, Work Home is in a perfect, central location for anyone who works from home and has remote or flexible work, or for those often delayed or frustrated by the NJ Transit commute.
Member perks include free coffee, tea, filtered water, wifi, drinks for sale, social member events, black and white printer services, kitchenette access and discounted rates on meeting room bookings ($10/hr). Membership plans are flexible and span from: daily designated desk space; 8 or 12 weekdays per month; mornings or afternoons only; or weekend membership. There is also the option for hot desking, essentially buying a day pass for $25 per day.
Work Home also benefits from an inspiring and light-filled art gallery downstairs that sells mixed media original works and prints, as well as a select collection of beauty and home good items, some supporting Syrian refugees and women around the world.
Co-founder Ilona Kennedy is a career artist with decades of experience in printmaking, oils and encaustic, and has plans over the upcoming year to launch a number of shows featuring artists from all over the world, beginning with her own retrospective. Her daughter and Co-founder Andrea Kennedy spent 8 years living and working in London, first as a historian, and then as a web developer. She hopes to bring the inspiring vibe of tech, design and entrepreneurship to this new venture by building a creative community.
The mother-daughter team redesigned and refurbished the inside of this over 200-year-old home, which sat vacant for the past 2 years, bringing life back to a picturesque, historic downtown building. Work Home plans to become a hub for downtown workers, with ambitions to foster a creative community for Millburn and the surrounding area, through art, events and community.
Work Home’s membership plans can be found here: www.workhome.work/membership
Co-working members can access the studio space weekdays from 8:00am - 6:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Members of the public can visit the gallery and tour the co-working space on Wednesday - Friday from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm, or can book an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.