My name is Laurent and I am the founder of « närma ».
After living more than 11 years abroad, including 9 year sin Sweden, I came back to France with the firm intention to set up my own business.
As part of my former job, I was traveling 3 to 4 days a week across Europe. During these years, I was constantly searching for nomadic working places where I could work between two meetings in a comfortable and quiet environment, drinking good coffee.
I therefore wanted to create a place as I would have wished to find; welcoming, comfortable, quiet, dedicated to the working nomads, concerned about their wellbeing.
This is how the coworking café ”närma” was born. Närma which means ”move towards (someone)” in Swedish finds its roots in the Scandinavian working culture, so is the interior decoration deeply inspired by the Swedish design.
I am not alone in this adventure. My colleague Louison is by my side since the opening. Formerly trained as a comedian, Louison is passionate about theatre. She will always greet you with a smile as you walk in through the door.
Närma, it is also all the partners, the friends and family, who have helped me throughout the all project. Without their implication and support this project would have never the seen the light.