by Brianna Crandall — August 19, 2019 — Global coworking network Proximity Space and Nook Pod, maker of flexible meeting spaces, recently announced a partnership to offer integration and preferred pricing to more than 400 coworking spaces using the Proximity software platform. Designed as a mobile, modular alternative to conference rooms, Nook Pods provide semi-private modular meeting space for small groups when larger rooms are booked or when common areas do not provide enough privacy.
Nook Pod was recently named 2019’s Best Furniture Solution/Piece at the Coworky Awards hosted by the Global Coworking Unconference Conference. Nook’s flexible design helps coworking spaces easily adapt to a demand for meetings, and allows expansion of meeting space without the time and cost associated with building dedicated conference rooms. Nook Pods are also popular with workers in open floor plans where quiet and privacy can be difficult to achieve.
David O’Coimin, chief executive officer of Nook Pod, remarked:
We know the modern workforce wants the energy that comes with being surrounded by a community, but they also want opportunities to recharge and reflect in that setting. Whether it’s a one-on-one meeting or individual deep work that requires focus and quiet, our spaces are helping organizations address workplace wellbeing and productivity challenges.
Proximity software can be integrated into a Nook Pod to create a reservable resource and help streamline space utilization and monetization. Proximity software also helps coworking spaces manage door access, guest visits, package deliveries, internet access, membership billing, and events all through a single platform. For coworking spaces, Nook Pods help support remote workers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs in forming new connections and collaborations.
Small meetings are often where real innovation and connections occur, and our design is intentional in supporting that dynamic.
Josh Freed, chief executive officer of Proximity, stated:
Nook is a natural partner for Proximity because we both believe in supporting the happiness, productivity, and mental health of modern workers. Their solution is about enabling focus and privacy without creating exclusion. They’ve created a highly flexible and well-designed product that our network is going to love.
Colorado-based Proximity Space provides software and training through the Proximity School of Coworking to help community managers run their coworking spaces seamlessly. By connecting remote workers, startups, and small businesses in local, physical spaces, Proximity supports building community and collaboration. The Proximity Network of independent coworking spaces provides access to more than 400 locations for p
For more details on introducing a Nook Pod into your coworking space, visit the Proximity/Nook microsite.