IVAN MEETIN, CEO
& FOUNDER OF ZIFERBLAT
Back in 2011, Ivan Meetin founded Ziferblat in Moscow as a tree house for adults.
Ziferblat began as a community of poets aspiring to progress their work. The little attic they chose to meet at developed into a shared place for like-minded individuals. More people came as the space thrived and matured into its own environment,informed by those who inhabited it.
When the “tree house” became overpopulated, Ivan looked elsewhere for more space. Originally the attic was sustained through voluntary guest donations. They created the pay per minute model we see today to govern Ziferblat’s economics. This allowed for a more formal but necessary way to structure guests’ attendance. On arrival, guests were treated like a visitor to one's own home, with tea and cakes laid out for them to help themselves.
Today, Ziferblat has grown to over 14 venues around the world. Acting as a cultural centre, an entertainment venue, a co-working area and a social space, Ziferblat has broadened its horizons. There are no restrictions here other than all must respect the space and others in it.
“Our mission is to create a place conducive to people to feeling free, devoid of the pressures of
- Ivan Meetin
my nearest Ziferblat be?
Sitting Room - Co-working - Events - Meeting Rooms
Ziferblat has a relaxing sitting room, shared office space, private meeting rooms and a full programme of events - it is place where you can do as you please, like an extension of your own home.
Work, Study, Relax, Play, Attend and Put on Events, eat cake, have a brew or breakfast or afternoon tea or.....
You will be welcomed by a Ziferblat host and can help to create and develop the concept by putting on events, volunteering or joining our team!
We have amazing wi-fi, newspapers, board games, a piano and record player, 43 kinds of tea, our own special Ziferblend coffee, we are very children friendly and dog friendly, too!
Part of what makes us unique is that everything you receive is free, the coffee, the cake, the wi-fi, everything, you pay only for the time you spend at just 8p a minute. If you want to spend the day with us, your spend will be capped at 4 hours and the rest of your time is free! That includes Vat and we don't don't charge for service or, in fact, anything else at all.
For events, volunteering and local info click on your nearest ZIFERBLAT
CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE WHAT'S INSIDE ZIFERBLAT
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We have meeting rooms available to hire at the following venues:
We always need help around Ziferblat. For every hour you help us, you will receive 2 hours free back.
For register your interest please contact:
vary per branch
Please click above for details of our property requirements
SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US
The Guardian: "A fantastic space for forums and events."
Manchester Confidential: "Ziferblat sets out to be a 'home-from-home' for everyone."
New Business of the Year in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016 (Shortlist)
Innovation Award in the Business Desk Masters Awards 2016
Innovation Award in the Cafe Life Awards 2016
©2016 ZIFERBLAT | SITE BUILD - ADAMJG | ILLUSTRATIONS - GARYJG | PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO - PAUL CHAMBERS