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This Kapitolyo Spot Brings a Cool Surfing Vibe to Your Workspace

Welcome to STKD Zeppelin, a funky events and co-working space by the guys behind Stoked Inc. Philippines, 8990 Holdings, and La Union’s Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel.
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Set at the heart of the buzzing Kapitolyo scene is the STKD Zeppelin, a funky, new events-slash-co-working space brought to us by the guys behind Stoked Inc. Philippines, 8990 Holdings, and La Union’s Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel.

“STKD Zeppelin is a welcome component in the evolution of the STOKED Brand [as] a lifestyle concept company,” co-owner JV Borromeo says. “We are taking our love of adventure and invention and putting it in a physical work space reflective of the culture that we embody and the lifestyle that we share.”


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The owners are quick to add that the Zeppelin goes beyond what is seen on the surface. “We are not merely peddling seats and cubicles. We are co-working community ourselves,” JV says. “As a group, we conceptualize, design, incubate, build, and actualize [ideas for our brands]: from surf lifestyle clothing, surfmoto cafe racers, hostels, art collections, and fast-build community developments. We are creating things ourselves.”

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“When you walk in, you, too, would want to build and create,” co-owner Joncy Sumulong continues. “[Our patrons] will also be interacting with our designers, people doing actual craft building with their hands. We like to live by example. [Clients can be firsthand witnesses of] us building dreams ourselves.”


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The overall theme of the Zeppelin is industrial, vibrant, and functional. “We wanted to create a space that ignites imagination and encourages creativity,” Joncy says of the Zeppelin, which they’ve adorned with touches of grand airships, belles, and whistles, a play of elements to represent what it hopes to be: a place to launch ideas and dreams. “We populated it with small nooks and crannies for all sorts of moods and mindsets. Our pantry is reminiscent of a Parisian Café. Another area recalls a homey writer's barn in Maine, and yet another corner is a quite cove in an old library.”

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The 300 sqm Zeppelin has two conference rooms and a co-working space that can fit 90 seats comfortably. Introductory rates start at P500 for a full-day pass, P300 for a half day pass, and P7,000 for a monthly plan. The conference rooms, the Green Room and the Gallery Room, are conducive for client and team meetings and planning sessions.


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Unlimited coffee, high-speed Internet, and communal use of the pantry, restrooms, and lounge areas, are some of the inclusions of the Zeppelin experience. Then a café named the Caferista and a STOKED boutique share in the retail space. Co-working hours are set from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, while evenings and weekends are allotted for special events.

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The folks behind the Zeppelin had originally envisioned a space that connects with the Millennial generation. “We see millennials as an adventure-seeking generation, full of life and energy,” Joncy explains. “They are creative and constantly challenging social norms.” This is what the Zeppelin is ultimately about.



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“We have been pioneers in numerous industries ourselves—from surfing to community development to hostels—and have been successful in being embraced by millennials and Generation Z,” Joncy says. “It remains a challenge to introduce [the idea of] co-working, which is a fairly new concept in the local culture, to these new generations of budding entrepreneurs and independent professionals. Our other challenge is to promote Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig, as a new business district contender, given that it's mainly known as a residential community and foodie destination.”

In the coming months, expect a string of workshops and seminars by the Zeppelin team, avenues where one can collaborate on ideas. “The essence of co-working is to have a community of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds, generate creative ideas that will drive value creation for the society,” JV says. “While others built chairs and cubicles, we built our friends a grand airship, so their ideas can soar.”

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STKD Zeppelin is at 11 Brixton Street, Barangay Kapitolyo; [email protected]; (02) 356-5162.

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