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. Due to recent growth, Cravens made the decision to relocate their workspace to a larger site located within the city centre. 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. We 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. We proposed a Sedus Focal Point meeting table for this space, specified in contemporary materials and fabrics.
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. Their Interiors’ creative, experienced and consultative approach was a breath of fresh air and we are delighted with the end result.