The utilitarian experience of a shared office isn’t what the Red DWG Library offers. Instead, the sumptuous surroundings are meant to inspire business owners and entrepreneurs.
Assembled from the rooms that formed the 1900-era headquarters for the American Insulated Wire factory in Pawtucket, the library includes paneling in original walnut, and burnished wood floors, paired with modern work desks and chairs.
Packages for various membership levels, ranging from a drop-in visit to single desks to private suites, begin at $25 and extend up to $525 per person. The library also has a series of conference rooms, capable of hosting up to 35 people for corporate retreats or company meetings.
Owners David and Katherine Gomez opened their business in February, after renovating the interior of the rooms. Their work included new lighting, installation of a new kitchen and unusual furnishings, such as a 1940s-era, stand-alone mailbox with new locks for the members.
Artists, photographers, a lawyer and a branding company are among the members now working from the spaces. “Anyone who can work in a space that’s creative and inspirational,” David Gomez said of his target audience.