Manette Street, Soho

Not to Scale, Animation Studio

The idea behind this new animation studio in a 1960’s four-storey townhouse in Soho, was to create an informal and comfortable environment that would suit the expanding needs of directors and animators and encourage the flow of open management. 

The owner was keen to work with a designer who would accommodate all his staffs needs as well as reflect his own personal style and aesthetic. Modern birch ply desks with a mixed palette of coloured Formica worktops, were set against a backdrop of vintage and mid-century furniture. Modernarc were commissioned to design and build all the joinery including a slatted meeting room.A mix of eclectic vintage bric-a-brac accessories added interest and quirkiness to this homely office – all sourced, directed and styled by Sarah Thomas Interiors. This project was featured in Monocle Magazine.

It was a pleasure working with Sarah, who chimed with the curated eclectic-aesthetic that I was after and that would suit the building so well. Sarah was a great help coordinating with our contractor and sourcing some fantastic items for the studio that caught the eye and complemented existing objects seamlessly. The results successfully gave the studio that home-from-home feel, that I was after.

Dan O'Rourke