Monday, December 10, 2018

New Mother-Daughter Business Opens in Millburn: Art Gallery Meets Co-working Space

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WORK HOME

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.

IMG_2326Located 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.

IMG_2325Member 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.

IMG_1950Co-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 hello@workhome.work.