80 Great Eastern Street

Once a vibrant and busy furniture warehouse, 80 Great Eastern Street has been sensitively refurbished by a team of architects, designers and furniture providers wanting to pay homage to its history.

Buckley Gray Yeoman was tasked with the architectural refurbishment of the building, with each floor designated to other designers including Whitepaper Co.

Working on the reception area and ‘plug & play’ office space, Whitepaper Co. created an appealing workspace ready for new tenants to move in immediately.

The team, in collaboration with Hunters, chose quality pieces that sympathised with the age of the building, while still creating a contemporary feel. Organic shapes are contrasted with sharp angles within the impressive reception space – surrounded by restored brickwork and black-stained wooden panels.

The Katla chair with black lacquered oak and powder coated steel for a monochrome aesthetic.

Six Katla chairs were selected to complement the brightly colored red table. The matte black finish on the oak back and seat rest, supported by the powder-coated black steel creates a high contrast pairing for the guest’s waiting area.

Comfortable and ergonomically designed, the Katla’s construction takes inspiration from the Icelandic volcano of the same name. The splitting of the tectonic plates is emulated by the two solid pieces of oak, divided by the metal backrest, creating a unique product profile.

“Katla has a very distinct Danish linear frame which compliments the space. The product combines oak and metal finishes that also feature in the reception area, so it blended perfectly.” – Louise Byfield, Key Account Manager, Hunters Furniture Providers.

4T System Booth, neatly fitted into a bespoke recess within the office.

Moving to the upper floor, which is designed as a ‘plug & play’ work space for a future tenant, our 4T System features prominently as a booth setting. Providing a breakout space for individual work or spontaneous catchups, the 4T System Booth is fitted with integrated Icons’ Bank sofas and tables to create a functional workspace.

The 4T System offered a “quality that was much higher than joinery regarding finishes and aesthetic, which Whitepaper and Great Eastern Street’s landlord picked up on. Another benefit of the 4T System is that it is a standalone piece of furniture. It can be re-configured into other spaces, if the client chooses, giving it an extended lifespan which bespoke joinery doesn’t have. This is not only good for longevity but sustainability.” Continues Louise.

The 4T System booth, fitted with Bank sofas and tables for functional workspace.

Products used in this project