ONE of the London Eye’s pods has been transformed into a hip new co-working space by design guru and TV star Sophie Robinson.
Last Wednesday, freelancing platform Fiverr took over one of the London Eye’s pods to coincide with the launch of a report that found two thirds of Brits want to ditch their 9-5 jobs and turn to freelancing.
Fiverr’s report, Generation Flex, found that the biggest reasons Brits are looking to freelancing are flexible hours (74%), ‘being my own boss’ (64%) and ‘working wherever I want’ (58%).
To celebrate the rise of freelancing, Fiverr commissioned interior designer and judge on the BBC’s The Great Interior Design Challenge Sophie Robinson, to transform a London Eye pod into “the ultimate creative space”.
Ms Robinson said: “Through Fiverr’s space, I have demonstrated the latest thinking in office design, biophilia and how to unleash your creativity and productivity by the way you design and organise your work space.”
A first for freelancers
Andrew Wray, Fiverr’s Country Manager for the UK, told Modern Work: “We released research showing 67 per cent of Brits want to quit their jobs to go freelance, so we viewed turning a London Eye pod into the home office of the future as a really great opportunity to draw awareness to this generational shift.
“It’s been a first for her, a first for us and a first for the London Eye. It’s thrown up a few logistical challenges for the team, but we’re confident this is the first time a mobile office has been turned out for a London Eye pod.”
Throughout the day, Fiverr opened out the space to freelancers. Mr Wray said: “We’ve got a range of UK Fiverr sellers, some who’ve been with us for over nine years, and some who use it as a side hustle or a full-time gig. Partly it’s to celebrate the community of Fiverr and partly it’s to raise awareness about the growing trend of freelancing in the UK.”
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