The Workspace Design Show (WDS) takes place on the 27th and 28th of February at the Business Design Centre London.
The show brings together the UK’s workplace interiors community to explore the workspaces of tomorrow. We’re delighted to be designing the bar for the show, which will host the WDS party on the evening of 27th February.
Our bar concept has been driven by our mission to be sustainable, reducing our impact through repurposing, recycling and reusing material.
Revival will be a place to inspire, restore and recharge the show visitors throughout the day. Our design reduces waste by repurposing discarded materials. The goal is to give these items a new lease of life, sparking curiosity and conversation.
Holly Loft, Senior Designer at M Moser Associates comments: “Designing the bar for the Workplace Design Show has been a rewarding experience. The bar will be a key space activated throughout the day by interaction and conversation. The two areas (bar and lounge) centre around two key concepts of flux and stasis – movement vs stationary and action vs conversation. The aim was to provide a place of repose that is immersive, tactile, dynamic and environmentally considered through the reuse of materials. We want to leave people feeling inspired, curious and restored. As creators and designers, we are responsible for a large portion of the built environment. Our work needs to be a catalyst for conversation and evidence of change.”
The aim was to provide a place of repose that is immersive, tactile, dynamic and environmentally considered through the reuse of materials. We want to leave people feeling inspired, curious and restored.Holly Loft, Senior Designer at M Moser Associates
To bring our vision to life, we collaborated with some of our partners, including:
Edward Williams is building the statement bar using leftover materials from other projects. The design team visited its workshop to determine which materials best suited the theme. The bar front also features spare fabric tubes from Camira.
Silent Gliss will provide a fabric made from pre-consumer waste, to create partioning throughout the space.
Flokk will be loaning us the furniture for the lounge side. Each piece is crafted sustainably and has its own unique identity and story.
Bolon will be loaning sustainably crafted rugs for the lounge area.
Current Affairs (CA) is supplying the lighting, which includes a feature light above the bar. CA will repurpose the lights for future client projects.
Finally, Planteria will provide planting to decorate the space and repurpose it for future projects.
The bar design reinforces our climate mission to build to net zero. By working with our partners and peers to design and build responsibly and to help reduce waste.
Working with our partners to bring our vision to life has been both fun and rewarding, a truly collaborative project. The products and materials each have a story behind them, whether they were unused, leftover or have a future purpose which was a crucial element for us.Mariana Anelli, Senior Associate, Design at M Moser Associates
Director, Gurvinder Khurana, will be speaking at Sustainability Works, curated by Mick Jordan and the Works editorial team.
Sustainability Works will bring together a selection of key figures behind the workplace market’s leading sustainable initiatives, projects and product developments in a series of talks, interviews and discussions.