Museum of London Docklands furniture by Isomi

February 17th, 2013 by retail design blog

The Museum of London Docklands has recently undergone a partial renovation. UK furniture company Isomi has created a modern and curvaceous desk that wraps around to form the reception area of the building. The Grade I listed Georgian warehouse that houses the Museum of London Docklands dates back to 1802 and was once filled with rum, sugar and coffee shipped in from West India. Original floorboards and wooden pillars that reach up to the exposed rafters help define the spaces inside the brick frame.

Isomi was established by Nick Welsch, Jenny Davies and designer Paul Crofts and is named after the Greek term isomer, which means ‘equal-part’. The company has designed a striking and curvaceous white reception desk, a part of it’s Mono Collection, that juxtaposes against the aging timber of the building. The LED Strip that runs along the base of the desk makes it appear to float in the room.

Paul Crofts explains: “Installing a bold, graphic structure to contrast with an older building can work far better than trying to replicate the authentic materials and finishes already in the space.”

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