Melisa and Regina from the industrial design team at David Chipperfield Architects came in to measure up for the new workdesk David is to design for us.
I took them through the concept, which was initially inspired by the 'Join' desk system by french designers Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec, which I saw at the Vitra showroom last year. The notion is to unite all of SHOWstudio at a single workdesk. This is to visually reinforce the 'open access' idea behind our new site plans, by presenting the the work, the process –and now the team– as a single unity which can be seen and interacted with by webcam as part of the re-launched site.
Although the design is still on the drawing board, the idea is a 10 metre long monolithic block made from white Corian sections (a synthetic composite material) which is then welded seamlessly together on-site.
Futher drawings and pictures will be posted as soon as available.