The Story of Tribes
In the past, flexible offices were (well, there is no other way to put it) dull and boring. Desks placed in white cubes, with a computer and a chair, were called ‘an office’. And maybe, if you were lucky, there was a painting on the wall. It all began when Eduard Schaepman and Jasper Bekkering walked into these cubes. The duo felt the same: this can be done differently. At the time, they didn’t know, but this was the start of a whole new flexible office era.
Inspired by the past of his own nomadic family, Eduard dove into nomadic behaviour. He learned about indigenous nomadic tribes, and wanted to share their wisdom and beauty with the world. They combined it with a great place to work, and that's how Tribes Inspiring Workplaces was born: a place where Business Nomads can work, meet and connect in an inspiring environment. Wherever the business takes them. Ever since, Jasper and Eduard have passed several milestones.
Tribes has locations across the Netherlands, Belgium & Germany. Each one uniquely inspired by one of the 35 indigenous or tribal community from around the world.
Tribes goes to Belgium
Best National Flexible Workplace
Tribes Pictures presents: Nomads in Kyrgyzstan
Gordon and Eduard Schaepman collaborate!
Most Stylish Coworking Space In The World
First House of Tribes Café
Best National Flexible Workspace
Tribes goes to Germany
Coworkers Choice Award
Tribes Pictures presents: the Kingdom of Women
Kingdom of Women
Scale-up of the Year
Coworkers Choice Award 2019
Blue Zone Offices
Hybrid working with Green Desk
Opening HQ at Amstel
The Tribes concept was launched and the world learnt about our inspiring workplaces for the first time!