Cravens

Sector: Creative Industry
Location: Newcastle
Scope of works: Furniture Supply & Installation

The Client:
Cravens – A creative marketing communications agency handling all forms of corporate identity and brand development.

The Brief:
Cravens approached Ben Johnson with an opportunity to assist them in specifying contemporary furniture solutions for their new characterful, office space in Cathedral Buildings, Newcastle.

The Solution:
Due to recent growth, Cravens made the decision to relocate their workspace to a larger site located within the city center. With its abundance of character and decorative design dating back from the building’s construction in 1901, Cathedral Buildings was the chosen site for Craven’s new home. The buildings unique cellular layout complemented the space required for the business and each team was allocated a ‘room’. With teams varying from Client Services, Editing and Creative the furniture and storage requirements varied from team to team. Ben Johnson provided consultative advice on furniture products that would not only suit the needs of each team but would ergonomically work within the challenging spaces within the building and complement both the brand and environment. As a progressive design practice, Cravens had a key requirement for a collaborative, agile space that could be used informally by all teams for working, discussing and presenting together. Ben Johnson proposed a focal point meeting table for this space, specified in contemporary materials and fabrics, with chairs that combined the relaxed character of a lounge chair with productive seating ergonomics meeting their brief for an informal workspace.

As a creative design agency we understand the importance of our surroundings. When the decision was made to move into Cathedral Buildings we wanted the furniture to match the buildings unique character but with a contemporary feel. Ben Johnson Interiors understood what we wanted to achieve from the outset and through their consultative approach, they provided advice and assistance not only on the furniture but on concepts such as agile working.
Ben Johnson Interiors’ creative, experienced and consultative approach was a breath of fresh air and we are delighted with the end result. We would not hesitate in recommending Ben Johnson and look forwarded to working with them again on future projects.

Melanie Schouw - Business Director, Cravens
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