UK-based architecture and design practice TILT has designed two new coworking spaces in London for Club Workspace, a fast-growing network of creative coworking clubs for entrepreneurs, freelancers and professionals.
The Chiswick Club, Barley Mow, is located in Chiswick, West London and Enterprise House is situated in the Southbank by Waterloo. TILT exclusively designed both the spaces and the furniture within the two clubs, creating coworking hubs that combine fixed and touchdown workspaces to appeal to freelancers, start-up entrepreneurs and nomadic workers.
“The aim of these venues is to allow for high density collaborative working by providing people with a beautiful mix of spaces, allowing workers to move through the space and pinpoint the appropriate area suited to a specific work method.” says TILT.
TILT brought their experience (they designed the three previous Club Workspaces in London) and expertise of shared, interactive, and collaborative spaces to extend the design language of the Club family. In Chiswick there is a raised landscape of stairs inspired by a theatre auditorium, designed as both a touchdown meeting and working space, and the centre piece for the Club’s evening transformation into a screening and presentation venue. At Southbank, TILT created a library space with interactive touch screens embedded into writable walls, set next to their playful furniture piece the Open Book.
One of the key components of the project was to use intelligent design to recover and transform underused parts of the buildings. This required bespoke lighting solutions by TILT and clever reuse of different entrances to the various spaces. TILT used a palette of bold and inventive finishes and materials, including stripped back brickwork, colour to enhance pipework, and exposed woods and metals.
Club Barley Mow and Club Enterprise House were designed by TILT in parallel and share many of the same TILT designed furniture solutions. These include their innovative Fruit&Nut Tables, previously used in The Hub Kings Cross; LeafDesks; Firewood Table; and Festival Chairs, created for their Festival Village project at the Southbank that won them the Public Spaces Scheme at the FX Design Awards. Two new TILT products also appear for the first time at the new Club Workspaces, the Suitcase Desk and the Open Book.