Floral Street, Covent Garden

Office Refurbishment for YSC Ltd

This project was commissioned by a global firm of business psychologists based in Covent Garden London, in a building where Picasso once painted for the Ballet Russes. 

The brief was to transform a large room in the eaves of the building that had, in the clients words, “just never really worked”.  The client wanted to create a new, much needed space for staff overflow.  We agreed this should be an informal setting to encourage more interaction and sharing of ideas between consultants ‘Connectivity’ was the main objective.  

A landscape of modern designer sofas, lounge chairs sourced from SCP, elevated desk areas and a bespoke communal worktable, allowed this space the flexibility to offer a number of formal and informal work settings, including a quiet corner for report writing, clusters of relaxed seating for informal meetings, a space for client workshops and monthly presentations along with regular informal social events.

The original room included many different wood finishes, so firstly the floor was stripped back to a matt finish to act as a neutral backdrop to introduce a palette of greens, blues and pinks, with a focus on coloured metal furniture frames to contrast against the wooden background.  Three pieces of bespoke joinery were designed and made in collaboration with Modernarc.  A high desk area and tv wall unit were created from colour stained plywood and oak frames, along with a 5m long worktable in a pattern of geometric coloured laminates, all with tailor-made cable management to fit the staffs requirements.

Working with Sarah on this project was an absolute pleasure, no stone was left unturned and everything was well thought out and exectued every step of the way. Everything about the space is on brand and to the brief. We look forward to partnering with Sarah on future office projects.

Simon Fincham, YSC Ltd