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The Spring brands are fostering a global community of creators. We believe that innovation begins with great creative minds.

Spring

The Spring brands are fostering a global community of creators. We believe that innovation begins with great creative minds.

Vital statistics

  • 1996 Established
  • Private Type
  • 201 - 500 Number of employees
  • 6 St Johns Lane
    New York, United States
    HQ

Key people

  • Francesco Costa Chairman & CEO

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Spring Launches Resident Memberships and Expands into Global Creative Capitals

Spring Launches Resident Memberships and Expands into Global Creative Capitals

NEW YORK, United States — As the media and creative industries continue to be disrupted, Spring is expanding its business model with the end goal of building a global ecosystem of creative infrastructure, capable of meeting the evolving needs of a membership community it plans to grow beyond 10,000.

In addition to a network of Spring Studios in New York, London and Milan, each with in-house creative and production agencies, in June 2016, Spring launched its New York co-working club Spring Place. Situated in the heart of New York’s content creation industry, the space was designed as a unique, industry-specific environment that would act as a catalyst for collaboration by combining the end-to-end content production facilities of Spring Studios with access to a community of creative leaders through Spring Place.

Today, Spring is launching residential memberships — enabling members’ businesses and teams to grow larger while remaining within the Spring ecosystem — thanks to a newly extended seventh floor in its New York location. The launch forms part of a community driven strategy that will allow members access to content-creation facilities, work spaces and fellow members in the creative industries’ five most important geographical hubs initially, before the network is expanded into Asia and the next tier of global creative capitals.

BoF sits down with chairman of Spring Studios and chief executive of Spring Place Francesco Costa, to discuss how the company is tapping the commercial opportunity in collaboration, and why community will be the driving force behind its new global ecosystem.

How has the Spring business model evolved?

Spring began as a combination of real-estate investment in the New York building and Spring Studios, a creative agency and production studio in London that was founded in 1995. When myself and Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli, who is now chairman of Spring Place, made those investments, our intention was to build a connection point between the industry’s leading talents and the brands that have the financial resources to fund creativity.

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