The Bookcase - London

Office interior for a literary agent in Clerkenwell. The design centres on oversized bookcases that not only provide storage but create partitions, privacy and glimpses through the space.

The design negates the need for traditional walls and doors by designing modular bookcases to provide storage and hidden doors, while balancing the need for privacy and natural light. The stacked chequerboard design provides a rhythm to the space to create a sense of order while allowing the books to form the very structure of the walls.

The modular design allowed the interior to be constructed under a fast track programme, partly constructed while the office was in occupation. The project was carried out in collaboration with Nissanke Jones.

The design is just brilliant.