The Ideas Cafe
Magpie wanted their ‘Ideas Cafe’ to be a multi-purpose space for
employees and visitors to eat, drink, learn, meet and socialise. We were
asked to create a comfortable space at the heart of the business, a central
activity hub that could transform from a cosy cafe feel during the day to
a stunning bar area to use for hosting inspirational evening events.
We worked closely with Magpie to analyse how their employees
would use the space, making sure to cater for a range of uses and
meeting types with the layout and seating design. We created bespoke
booth seating for informal meetings or group lunches, a bench seat for
heads-down laptop work or one-to-ones and a stunning kitchen island
with breakfast-bar seating, which doubles up as a serving area at events.
The brief required an innovative solution to provide table setups
for meetings with varying amounts of people, whilst maintaining
individual cafe-style tables during the day. For this, we used our
bespoke tessellating table system. Each table can be used individually
as a 4-person table, as a pair for 6 people or pushed together as
a four to create a large hexagonal set up for whole team meetings.