18 Feet & Rising

Studio Octopi, London, 2011


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  • Ground floor layout    
  • Workdesks    
  • Elevations    
  • Boardroom table    

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.


  • 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

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