Space for 40 co-workers, meeting rooms for rent, open for “early bird” working, kitchen space, relaxing areas, take a call in a télécabine!
Back in May 2018, we reported that a co-working space was due to open in Nyon in Autumn. This space, Atelier 9, has now officially launched and is open for business on Monday to Fridays from 07:00 – 20:00 and on Saturday from 08:00 – 18:00. The meeting room on the premises can also be rented for non-co-workers during the day and evening.
The name, Atelier 9, is a play on words and not only refers to the number nine of the building’s address; Vieux-Marché 9, but also it refers to the newness (neuf) – the renovation of what was originally a traditional painters and decorator’s workshop (“Atelier”). This was a Nyon business for over 45 years. The designers of the co-working space have paid tribute to this fact: they have included the painters’ ladders in their promotional material and named some of the meeting rooms with paint related themes.
A Stylish Space to Work
Although this co-working space is housed in an old building and within a stone’s throw of the Roman museum, it is a completely modern and stylish working environment. Right in the heart of town, close to the railway station, the central car park and the CGN *port, it has fast Wi-Fi, comfortable desks including desks that can be altered so you can stand up while working, projectors, flip charts, a kitchenette with table and chairs, laser printer and scanner, private lockers to store personal goods and more.
Photo above – co-workers in Atelier 9
The funky but practical furniture and decorative items in the rooms have all been sourced from Switzerland. The working area is divided into three zones, and co-workers can choose where they want to sit. You can even make a phone call inside a mini cable car!
Photo above – One of the relaxing areas in Atelier 9
Photo above – the kitchenette
Co-working has seen rapid growth in recent years, and the founders of Atelier 9 were keen to provide this concept in Nyon, where not only they could work themselves, but they could create a friendly community amongst co-workers.
There is already an interesting group of co-workers in situ such as James Common, founder of Common Ground, (a career platform for STEM academics looking for work in Data Science), Joseph Gasser of Tiq2Sports (a one-stop shop for reserving sports courses and lessons). Maria Mirek from Magazyn Praga and Isaline Peiry, DiversEarth. Since opening just a few weeks ago, there have also been some skills sharing amongst co-workers, one of the benefits of not working at home alone!
Meeting room for hire by non-co-workers – Already been hired by a group from Spain
The meeting room (seating up to 12) is bright and cheerful and can be used by co-workers. It can also be hired by individuals, groups and organisations who are not co-workers.
Above – The meeting room which can be rented, this can be opened on sunny days for an after meeting apéro!
Atelier 9 told Living in Nyon that they already have this room reserved by a group who are coming from Spain to present their work to a Nyon company. They also will soon have a co-worker who will travel from Yvoire by *boat to give courses in the meeting room. Atelier 9 is perfectly placed as it is also next door to Café Ex Machina, so food can be ordered in for meetings and events etc.
Beat the Traffic Jams!
Atelier 9 can offer an Early Bird special for workers who can want to start work early and beat the traffic jams. A desk will be available from 08:00 – 10:30 for just CHF 15 a session, or a 10 Early Bird Pass for CHF 130.
There are several public events planned for the atelier with LinkedIn and Nyon Business Forum networking events, and a photography exhibition by Nadir Mokdad that will be displayed on the walls of the building.
Roland Schaller, one of the co-founders of Atelier 9, speaks fluent English and can be contacted in English via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 022 565 3355.
He will be on site during the week 08:15 – 12:00 and 13:30 -17:00 to answer co-worker’s questions.
Photo above – Street view of the Atelier
One of the two cable cars in the co-working space