Article: Christophe George
Creators of next-level office design, CCWS Interiors challenge the everyday concept of work environments to deliver knockout spaces that inspire, unite and motivate. Founded by dynamic design duo, David Keane and Amy Elliott, CCWS is united by a belief in the power of great design to redefine the way people work. The latest project challenged them to throw out the rulebook and defy the conventional office blueprint to provide award-winning gaming firm, Space Ape with a cool and contemporary refit that embraced the company’s playful personality.
A mix of highly creative, versatile working spaces was introduced, from the casual, open-plan layout of the Brewer Street room with its comfy, modular seating system, to the personal working booths that command attention with bold, fabric-lined interiors.
The honesty of the original steel and concrete structure was celebrated and stripped back to the bare bone, exposing industrial metalwork and raw surfaces that are paired with up-cycled furniture, bold pops of colour and smart flexi-work systems that ensure an engaging work environment on every level possible. Stepping away from the uninspiring, corporate boardroom concept, CCWS also created meeting areas like The Bridge that were designed to reflect the social nature and visionary approach of Space Ape’s brand identity.
The Apes now have the freedom to move around the office and define their own individual response to the space; whether choosing to sit in groups for one part of the day then moving to the ‘Quiet Pods’ designed for contemplative tasks, to take five in the ‘Lego Room’ for some down time. Over a swift six-month period, Amy and David worked effortlessly around the team to bring this unique office concept to life.