London-based furniture designers and makers Jon Grant London have taken on the challenges of agency life in 2021 with a unique office table suitable for hot-desking, meetings and socialising
Located in Narrow Yard studios – east London’s vibrant creative hub – Jon Grant London was set up back in 2014 by Jon Grant. Since then, the studio has grown to a team of three who pride themselves on their handmade designs and quality of products.
Creative studio Squint/Opera – based along the Hackney canals – recently commissioned Jon Grant London to create a statement piece of furniture that not only complemented their office and its Hackney location, but could be seamlessly adapted for multiple different uses, from work to play and everything in between.
The studios have worked collaboratively, and after nearly a year of working closely together, the duo developed a unique table that blends work and play. With a design that maximised the potential of the space available, the finished result is a flexible, convertible piece that suits laptop working as much as after-work socialising.
Handmade and finished in a vibrant Azzurro Lago blue laminate, with a contrasting European oak frame and benches, the table can be split into three separate parts, with two arms in the outer sections that slide out into the middle, suspending it without legs.
With power routed between all three sections, staff can plug in and charge devices even when the table is folded out, while the middle table, can be positioned on fold away trestle legs to allow all of the three sections to be used independently.
Meanwhile, the centre of the table boasts nine reversible trays, designed to discreetly blend into the tabletop when not needed, and perfect to store everything from paperwork to stationery to electronic devices. Alternatively, and once turned over, the reversible trays may also be used to store refreshments and food when entertaining clients in a more formal setting.
Allowing for people to work and socialise while staying socially distanced and safe at work, this flexible design is suitable for large studios to the most limited office spaces. Highlighting the importance of modular office furniture, be it adaptable tables or stackable chairs, Jon Grant London demonstrate how flexible furniture can drive workplace wellbeing and productivity.
By employing furniture solutions to create optimal workspaces, thus enabling staff to work in a way that suits them best – be it collaboratively or quietly alone – we can nurture a culture of health, wellbeing and happiness at work.
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All images by Emily Marshall