Silvergate Media Offices – London

  • Client Silvergate Media,
  • size 5,941 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Film / Media / Publishing,
  • KKS was tasked with the office design for television production company Silvergate Media, located in London, England.

    KKS were appointed to create an office environment with a difference, all the benefits of a full working corporate office, but none of the looks. The brief called for an interior environment that is mid-century modern – think Mad Men with a twist. The client, a fashion entrepreneur, previous Chairman of Asos, and owner of multiple award winning residences wanted an interior to reflect both the co-located fashion and media businesses, as well as his own outstanding art collection and creative personality. Silvergate Media has redefined the office of today, even by co-working standards. Art provides stimulation, texture and colour in proliferation.

    Occupying one floor of a multi-tenanted building, the offices for Silvergate Media are required to support a number of diverse business groups from television to fashion, while providing a unifying appearance to the office space as a whole.
    When arriving in this space, guests are greeted by a reclaimed refectory table illuminated by a chandelier contrasting with a Crittall-glazed suite of meeting rooms that make up the visitors’ space. Employees can have casual dress and options for work settings, whilst music is played as a backdrop, all enhancing the workplace experience.

    Floor coverings are predominantly black, with shag pile adding an unusual dimension to the meeting rooms. The meeting rooms are furnished with specially selected pieces of furniture and joinery, incorporating audio visual equipment. Meeting room walls are finished in coloured glass cloth to act as a foil for the client’s collection of artworks.

    Branding is kept to a minimum – no overt signage is used at all on the floor, only in main reception, keeping the corporate office feel to a minimum. The incredible art collection was the inspiration for the colour scheme throughout the interiors, but the overall vision could not have been completed without the personality and support of the founder.

    Interior ArchitectureKKS
    Contractor: Od Solutions
    Photography: Timothy Soar