At Work With: Chris GlassA modern master of ceremonies charts the decline of formal meetings, and shares the secret of “The Squeeze.”

At Work With: Chris GlassA modern master of ceremonies charts the decline of formal meetings, and shares the secret of “The Squeeze.”

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Arts & Culture

For Chris Glass, the responsibilities of hospitality are best captured by a German word: aufgabe. Roughly translating as “a task,” it reflects the dedication that has seen Atlanta-born Glass establish a reputation in Berlin as a consummate master of ceremonies. “The energy—the intention of wanting to connect people—is a line that runs through everything that we do,” he says of his latest venture, APTM, a loft apartment complete with corner kitchen and bedroom that serves as an intimate space in which to host functions, food and drink tastings and Glass’ annual Thanksgiving meal. Combining flamboyant, design-led pieces with the functionality of a private home, APTM (or A Place to Meet) encourages daytime meetings to take a less conservative tone and evening events to progre...

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