Iconic mural of David Attenborough and Elon Musk appears on Brick Lane, Shoreditch


LONDON, 28 JUNE 2018 – Shoreditch is home to a new meeting of the minds following a dramatic unveiling this morning. An iconic piece of guerrilla street-art has appeared off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, depicting national treasure, David Attenborough, and tech magnate, Elon Musk, side-by-side in the hub of London’s tech community.

The enormous mural has been created to pay homage to two of history’s greatest minds, and to get people thinking ‘what if they collaborated?’ in celebration of the opening of Mindspace in Shoreditch. The global coworking operator opens its 2nd location in the hub of London’s Tech City, with history’s ‘Greatest Minds & Greatest Collaborations’ that could have been.

Having spent his life deeply immersed in the natural world, Attenborough has been painted in collaboration with Musk, a visionary in the technology space, who is transforming the ways in which the natural world navigates its immediate surroundings.

  • Huge 200 sq ft portrait appears in Shoreditch to celebrate the world’s ‘Greatest Minds & Greatest Collaborations’ that could have been
  • Mural marks the opening of Mindspace Shoreditch, the global coworking operator’s 2nd London space, and 22nd global premises
  • New upscale and inspiring coworking space offers imaginatively designed, flexible coworking environments to accommodate 900 coworkers in renowned Tech City
  • Mindspace Shoreditch follows the inaugural opening of Mindspace Aldgate in December 2017

Mindspace, the boutique hotel of coworking, is already brimming with some of London’s most influential startups, enterprise teams, and entrepreneurs. The all-inclusive professional environment boasts private offices, lounges, open plan kitchens, and a team of highly engaged Mindspace community managers. A packed monthly events calendar also includes a fully-fledged wellness program, networking parties, meetups, hackathons, hands-on workshops and industry lectures.

Mindspace Shoreditch will accommodate 900 members across two floors and over 40,500 square feet. Located at 9 Appold Street, Shoreditch, part of the Broadgate Quarter office complex in the vibrant City Fringe market.

Dan Zakai, co-founder and CEO of Mindspace, said, “London is the undoubted European capital of collaboration – specifically in the heart of Tech City, a community emblematic of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to contributing more innovation and creativity via our new standard of coworking, and an iconic new mural on the streets of Shoreditch.

We want Mindspace to be the epicentre of collaboration within London, a place where inspired individuals from diverse industries can come together and collaborate to carry out extraordinary work. We want our members to experience a space that is designed to meet their needs and drive them forward, so they can focus on their best work.”

The impetus behind the mural was to get people thinking ‘what if?’ by documenting two of history’s finest minds within the neighbourhood. The connections made at Mindspace are organic, impactful, and manifold – 50% of Mindspace members claim that they are doing business with other members.