Inside the Design: Propercorn by Living in Space
Over the last year we’ve seen more residential designers than ever turning their hand to commercial projects. While the trend for the soft workplace has been well documented, we’re now seeing this reach new levels of blurred lines between the work and the home that’s affecting everything from the choice of building, to space layout and concept design. This, coupled with an increasing number of non-traditional offices such as co-working spaces, is opening doors to a new arena in interiors.
We spoke to Tanyth from residential studio Living in Space, who were recently commissioned to design the new canal side office for Propercorn. As one of the fastest growing start ups in Europe (listed in the FT) it’s interesting that they chose a residential studio for the project.
"It was quite a big pull for Propercorn that we aren’t strictly a commercial design company. I think because we do residential mostly, we naturally come across more personable and can be more responsive to them as a personality as opposed to a strict brand."
How did you develop the concept for the space?
It was personality that led the design concept, and then we thought about how that personality could be maintained in a functional space, that is densely populated, and how it could grow. So it was almost like looking at it as a residential space. Propercorn very much have the personality of a family, but are growing rapidly.