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18 Feet & Rising
- Begun: Sep 2011
- Completed: Nov 2011
- Sector: Office
- Total cost: £18,000
- Funding: Private
- Address: 18 Feet & Rising, Welbeck House, 66-67 Wells Street, London, W1T 3PZ, United Kingdom
Desks and a board room table for an advertising agency's new office
The agency wanted furniture that reflected their work ethos and hands-on creativity. Their love of basketball provided a design metaphor for the brief.
The tables were developed working closely with a scenery company, the component parts sized to ease future relocation.
A desk seats two across a plywood surface. A black steel frame forms the foot and mast of each desk, referencing a basketball ‘hoop’. Data and power is distributed through the frame to desktop sockets and a lamp above acts as a beacon to call a meeting. In 2012 the agency will host a basketball game raising funds to upgrade a local schools court. The old court will then become worktops for their desks.