The Aspen Office opens its doors, merging design and comfort for the modern work nomad.
PHOTO BY JACIE MARGUERITE
Remote work recently became infinitely more stylish, thanks to The Aspen Office (@theaspenoffice), newly opened on East Main Street. Since the Roaring Fork Valley is an everpopular choice for remote-working relocation these days—especially for those escaping large cities—an influx of new semipermanent (and newly permanent) residents meant a surge in remote workers. With limited space and only a handful of coffee shops to work from, the need for a coworking office was more apparent than ever. Masterminded by New York transplants Emily Bibb and George Raptis, The Aspen Office quietly opened its doors earlier this year.
The Aspen Office features rich colors, textures and vintage ski photos from around town PHOTO BY JACIE MARGUERITE
The married couple craved “the setting of an office, yet not wanting the full-time commitment—[it] suddenly [became] an opportunity to fill a need that others were open to explore too,” says Bibb.
The office was created from both a need and a want, yet also checks the box of très chic, thanks to Bibb and Raptis’ keen attention to detail regarding interior design.
The approach was simple: a fresh take on tradition, while honoring the history of Aspen, and the addition of rich colors, texture and wall art with Aspen ski memorabilia. Bibb stresses the importance of making the space unique and encouraging. The couple wanted the office to feel light, comfortable and private—a place that fosters gathering. “We’re big believers in working hard, playing hard. You can do both at The Aspen Office,” she says.
In addition to daily office conveniences, The Aspen Office is also somewhat of a night owl. Tenants can rent the entire space—or even the conference room—for private dinners and evening meetings. “We designed the space to be very flexible, meaning it can be used for gathering after hours, private dinners or corporate offsites,” says Bibb. “We truly want this to be a space for people to connect, gather ideas and thoughtful conversations.”
The creators of the new space, George Raptis and Emily Bibb, who are New York transplants. PHOTO BY JACIE MARGUERITE