Dixon looked beyond the traditional office environment for inspiration, instead taking cues from social spaces like hotel lobbies and nightclubs.
The quickly changing nature of workspace and the opportunities presented by this are interesting to us both from a product design and interior design perspective – wherever change happens designers get a chance to be relevant. – Tom Dixon
The studio designed and manufactured numerous pieces of custom furniture for the project, including two desks and a new light.
In addition, Dixon furnished the workspace with a number of his existing products. Included are:
The Y Chair – Described by Dixon as durable and ergonomic with a striking silhouette. The chair’s unique shape is crafted from injection moulded glass-reinforced nylon, which gives the chairs a number of beneficial properties. Firstly, they’re recyclable. Secondly, the shape and material makes the chairs fatigue resistant and thirdly, the chairs absorb shock and load due to its flexibility.
The Wingback Chair – The classic 17th-century ‘wingback chair’ design re-thought and updated for the modern day. The chair provides both comfort and privacy in open plan spaces. It’s elegant, functional and just a touch extravagant.
Bell Table Light – this lamp features two domes, one suspended over another. It is made from chrome plated pressed steel with a hyper polished appearance. The mirrored lamp that takes on the tone and characteristics of the surrounding area thanks to its reflective surface. The lamp can also be purchased from John Lewis for £420 (correct at the time of writing).
The Atrium joins two other Interchange buildings in Camden: nearby Triangle (also located in Stables Market) and Utopia, not too far away on Chalcot Road. Design Research Studio also furnished the other two buildings with lighting and furniture by Dixon.
Interchange’s co-working and shared workspace environment allows some of Camden Market to evolve beyond food, retail and tourism to provide space for other types of activities, lending even more diversity to the extraordinary mix of activity in this teeming mix of creativities. – Tom Dixon
Furnishing an office and looking for inspiration, or simply just love interior design? Here are a few more pictures of the Atrium via TomDixon.com –
Spotlight on Tim Dixon &
Design Research Studio:
Tom Dixon, OBE is a self-taught designer based in Portobello, London. He rose to notoriety in the 90s after creating the famous ‘Jack’ light. Then, Dixon spent a decade working for Habitat, spending some time there as Creative Director. Dixon was part of a team credited for rejuvenating the brand. In 2002, Dixon founded his own brand in London, which still sells a range of home accessories and gifts today. A year later, Dixon established the Design Research Studio, his interior and architectural design company. The company specialise in large scale installations and have undertaken projects for a number of high-profile clients, including The Royal Academy in London, Shoreditch House and Jamie Oliver’s London restaurant, Barbecoa. Tom Dixon and Design Research Studio are renowned for their Britishness, eccentricity and ingenious use of raw materials. His work can be found in a number of museums across the globe, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.