Jonathan’s Office

A birch and steel office in a beautifully preserved 1930’s modernist flat in Belsize Park. The client wanted an uncluttered, functional space with storage for books, office equipment and the ability for the room to double as a guest bedroom. To make it feel as light as possible and to emphasise the separation of the elements from each other and the room, I chose to “float” the desk and cupboards on adjustable steel supports, and to give vertical air gaps at the walls. The hardwood elements for the tall cupboards and the desk’s connection to the long wall are all birch in order to minimise the palette of materials.