“Work beautifully” is the motto at The Malin, a design-led coworking space in Downtown Manhattan’s cultural epicenter.
To reach The Malin, head to 32 Mercer St. in SoHo and take the elevator up to the third floor (members are granted keyless entry and other tech-enabled capabilities through a mobile app). Step into the reception and you’ll find a vast loft flooded with natural light and palpable creative energy.
The Malin’s interior design was led by Jordan Trinci-Lyne and Jean Morana, in collaboration with Fettle Design, who preserved original architectural elements like columns and high ceilings, while peppering in punches of saturated hues among a mosaic of textures—all to reflect the creative spirit of its members.
Anchoring The Malin’s multidimensional design narrative was the notion of “thinking small with a large impact.” Redefining the workplace idyll, the 8,700-sq-foot floor plan comprises multiple sections—each crafted to accommodate different work styles—from sociable communal quarters that encourage collaboration to distraction-free areas. In addition to 38 dedicated desks split across two sun-lit corners, there’s a quiet library room, three private office spaces and conference rooms, four soundproof booths, and a barista kitchen.
Each room is kitted out in custom wooden furnishings & fixtures handcrafted in Ireland by Orior Furniture, a studio run by The Malin’s co-founder, Ciaran McGuigan. An array of contemporary décor was also sourced from nearby showrooms The Future Perfect and Matter, as well as lighting from Flos and Roll & Hill, plus eye-candy wallpaper from Calico Wallpaper. Walls are thoughtfully adorned with a curation of modern art, including a monthly feature from Platform, a David Zwirner-backed e-commerce venture that collaborates with independent galleries. Scattered in between is an refined assemblage of contrasting accents, such as brass inlays, recycled crystal dividers, leather seating, and rare marbles, as well as boucle and mohair upholstery fabrics.
The Malin offers flexible membership options, from day access to annual subscriptions and private office rentals.