Independent communications design studio Four23 has completed a self-designed office space within a former precious metal workshop in London’s Clerkenwell.
Executed by Harriet Paterson, the interior takes inspiration from a photograph of an oak and brass toolbox; a metaphor for the team at Four23, wherein each individual has their own role and specialist ability but when placed together provides the ability to craft anything.
On entry, visitors are greeted with a seated reception area. A sliding oak door leads to subsequent meeting rooms, each offering a space to plan, think and get together. In the communal area, moveable partitions create a flexible mix of private and shared studio zones also suitable for hosting events, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.
A considered space with acute attention to detail, the interior scheme features iconic designs from brands such as Vitra and Anglepoise as well as contemporary labels like Muuto, Northern, and Urban Ears. Black crittal windows, raw London brick, and exposed pipework, amongst other industrial elements, reference the original building whilst brass and engineered timber provide a warming contrast.
Photography by Paul Massey