Author Archives: Howard

A Glimpse Into The New World Of Workspace

Forward thinking companies are stepping up the design of their workspaces as competition for talent grows. New spaces are designed to support new and improved ways of working, encourage community culture and positively effect productivity. Here are some recent inspiring spaces and emerging themes:   Expressive social areas encourage interaction and build community culture, at the same time embodying brand personality. Cisco, SF, Studio O&A  Pinterest, SF Elvis, London, YourStudio Coca-Cola London, Morey Smith Neuehaus, Rockwell Group, NY Variety in desk and working landscape effectively supports a variety of working activities and styles, from private secluded ‘enclaves’ to more collaborative social working spaces. ICO, London, YourStudio Cisco, SF, Studio O&A Hybrid, LA, Edward Ogosta Architecture  PSFK Future Sharing Office YourStudio Ultimate flexibility allows smaller spaces to be utilised for multiple functions. Studio Heldergroen, Netherlands, Zecc Architecten Arts Council England, West Midlands, Moxon Architects Shelf of tables, Matej Cgabera, RCA graduate 2014 Internal processes and activities shape the layout and design of new workspaces with an emphasis on flexible team spaces. Soundcloud Berlin, Kinzo Coca-Cola London, Morey Smith Pinterest, SF BFG Atlanta Wellbeing in the workspace is becoming more and more important. Factors such as balanced lighting, acoustics and nature are vital for keeping people feeling and working well. Cisco, SF, Studio, O&A Dardanel, Istanbul, Alatas Architecture & Consulting Pasona Urban Farm, Japan, Kono Designs Airbnb SF Armana Holding Japan, Schemata Architecture If you’d like to know more, or have a workspace that needs rejuvenating, please get in touch here. We are currently designing more very exciting workspaces – all will be revealed soon! Until next time, YourStudio.

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Optimising Your Workspace

Workspace is changing. In the last decade Google has filled baths with foam to create breakout areas, Red Bull has put slides between floors to replace stairs, but overall, aside from …

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We’re hiring!

Retail Interior Designer Internship   YourStudio are looking for a bright, keen and creative individual to help support our team and build experience in the retail interior design industry.   …

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Milan Design Week 2014

So, Milan Design Week is upon us again! We always go to have a look at what our friends, colleagues, new graduates and established brands from Established & Sons to …

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‘HER’ Future Workspace Design

I recently watched Spike Jonze’s Her and was really impressed by his take on future workspace (amongst other future scenarios). The image Spike Jonze paints is inspiring, optimistic and shows how …

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At Your Convenience

Whilst you’d think the innovative places for new coffee shops would have dried up, we found ‘ATTENDANT’, a rather intriguing coffee shop sited in an old public convenience.  Yes, that’s …

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Artists’ Furniture: Frieze 2012

London’s Frieze Fair is an inspiration every year. This year we’ve constructed an imaginary YourStudio DREAM HOME using furniture-inspired art pieces from this year’s Frieze. Inspiring concepts, great colours, fantastic materials, …

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High-end Vintage

At this years London Design Festival we noticed running trends across the different events. One which we are highlighting is the occurrence of high-end vintage furniture. Whereas vintage furniture and accessories have been …

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Trends: Material World

Trends: Material World coming soon. Watch this space…  

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Industrial Design Trends

More on Industrial Design Trends coming soon. Watch this space…

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Well Crafted

More on Well Crafted is to be posted soon by YourStudio. Watch this space…  

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Explosion in Print

Take the Russian deconstructivist El Lissitzky, the Deco geometric designs of Clarice Cliff, then mix in the influence of contemporary fashion print designers Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto and you can …

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Christmas Windows

We, at YourStudio, absolutely love it when we see something creative in the commercial realm.  And this week, we were equally inspired and made to laugh by Chanel’s amazing new …

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Our Working Process

The YourStudio Creative Team People talk a lot about ‘consumer engagement’, and it’s true that on every level, more than creating a ‘space’, as an interior designer, there’s more of …

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE

Creative Director Howard Sullivan talks to InDesign about a typical week at YourStudio’s London HQ. The full magazine article is here- scroll to page 18, or see it here:

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Nicola Formichetti

Nicola Formichetti was raised in Rome and Tokyo, training as a classical pianist as a child (which he still does for relaxation) and later moving to London to study Architecture.  …

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Iberia Airlines

YourStudio have been appointed with West 6 to work alongside Interbrand, Madrid, with Spanish airline, Iberia. A greatly exciting project, more to come soon…

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YourStudio Team

We have recently worked with talented fashion illustrator Jamie Richards to create some unique portraits of the YourStudio team.  Here are some of them:

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Michael Clark ‘th’

For less than one week, Michael Clark brought his troupe of lean and lithe dancers to perform a site-specific piece of dance in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London. …

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The Shape of Things to Come : New Sculpture

I was lucky enough to be invited by the lovely Lisa Sherwood from Design Bridge, to the premiére of Saatchi’s new sculpture show.  And it sure didn’t disappoint.  As many …

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Best in Show – Milan 2011

A review of the best in show from this year’s furniture fair in Milan, 2011.

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Artists’ Winter Coats

As winter beckons, we look at that staple seasonal essential- the winter coat… Not so much artist’s coat but artist in a coat, New York’s Terence Koh jumps for joy …

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The Making of Chanel’s Golden Lion

Taking pride of place for Chanel’s 2010/11 Haute Couture show in Paris was this giant golden lion, chosen to represent Coco Chanel’s zodiac sign. Take a look at how it …

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Modern Treasures from the Venice Biennale

“Underneath Day’s azure eyes, Ocean’s nursling, Venice lies, A peopled labyrinth of walls, Amphitrite’s destined halls.” Francis Upritchard’s ‘Yellow Dancer’ from ‘Save Yourself’, installation for the NZ Pavillion, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice …

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