Utrecht-based Youmeet is different from those other office-rental spaces in that it's aimed squarely at creatives, and comes with the quirky touches we've come to expect from Dutch design. Rather than offer the traditional triad of desk-space/meeting room/lounge area, Youmeet is broken into five types of spaces that roughly correlate to the sequential steps in a project.
Speak is where you're meant to kick projects off. The auditorium-like space comes with two projection screens and a sound system for presentations, and has been strategically designed so that small groups "do not feel lost" and large groups (up to 60 people) don't feel confined. Orange was chosen for the seat colors, says the company, to promote enthusiasm.
Create is the expansive brainstorming space, with large windows affording views of the outside world and a multifunctional swiveling wall that can be projected on, pasted on, or even written on directly. Shelves buit into another wall hold removeable multicolored stool/tables, allowing you to arrange the room in a configuration of your choosing.
Design is where you get down to brass tacks, with tables for groups, wheeled stools for mobility, computers, and a projection screen. The fun colors are noteably muted here: "'Roll up your sleeves' is what you think when you walk into this space," the company explains.
Reflect is where you kick back a bit, get some perspective on what you've accomplished so far, and figure out if you're on the right track or need to go back to Design. This is where you "hold the plans up to the light, before decisions are made." Again, the colors are more serious here and the overall design is quiet.
Decide is a more formal space where you hammer out final action plans, hold board meetings and the like. The space is furnished with a round table to make "participants equal to each other," and the red color of the chairs is meant to stimulate decisiveness.