New Bamboo Offices – London

  • Client New Bamboo,
  • size 3,790 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Technology,
  • Kyla Bidgood Interior Design has completed a new office design for London-based web development company New Bamboo.

    A start up based in London UK but servicing customers globally, New Bamboo supports a staff of talented developers and engineers living and working in one of the greatest cities in the world. There was no question their space had to be robustly inspiring and conducive to building a high performance product. They are an incredibly bright, tight knit group who needed space to come together as well as areas to focus. Hard work and fun play equally important parts of their culture, and their space needed to reflect this unique balance.

    Given they spend their day creative problem solving, it seemed fitting the work of Charles & Ray Eames would have a strong influence on this project. Their shared values of process, development, and play can be seen in the simple geometries, bold colour pallet, basic materials and furnishings with a retro mid century vibe. To help communicate this theme we collaborated with Sarah MacNeill of Carte Studio to create the instruction manual-like graphics, incorporating meaningful lines of proprietary code written by the engineers themselves. This repetitive geometry theme is carried throughout, in the carpet tile installations, 3D wood block break room wall and interlocking bamboo feature in the open office.

    DesignKyla Bidgood Interior Design
    General Contractor: Thirdway Construction
    Local design consultant & Contract Documents: John O’Mahony
    Feature wall installer: Geoff Walker of Refuze
    Interior graphicsSarah MacNeill Carte Studio
    Photography: Aidan Hornsby