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Working 9 to 5
Having spent many years working on residential, it’s been really exciting to work on another facet of peoples lives, their working lives.
A year or so ago I had the pure joy of being invited over to Japan by a group of interior designers to do a series of lectures in various universities and colleges. It was fascinating to discover the different approaches to design in Japan and they were curious about how I design, so much so that I was invited to work on a project.
I received a commission to create a new breed of co-working offices. A very convenient opportunity as at present I am researching such spaces for some large scale residential developments in the UK. Here was my chance to put my ideas into practice.
The brief was to create spaces which a new culture of office working. Relaxed, communal with a flavour of local beach life and creativity. The new co-working spaces are to be located closer to where people live rather than in the big cities hence the much more relaxed approach in their design.
Working with Catherine in the studio we came up with concepts, schemes and even the branding. Following a few Skype chats the build team set to and six weeks later I was there to open the first branch.