Type: Design Direction + Stratergy
Collaborators: Philip Thompson
The Tetley Gallery launched a competition for artists to redesign their learning studio that hosts a variety of arts and crafts activities. The brief asked us to consider how they managed storage to allow workshop tutors to easily pack or unpack items away, yet also required the room to be multipurpose and able to display artwork or hold other events when needed.
As the learning studio can be versatile, we realised it was key to consider how the space and user experience would connect together when an activity is about to commence. The rectangular room required softening, ease-of-use, adaptability and simple storage solutions.
Our response was to design chairs and tables with soft curved edges, and able to adapt in height for both child and adult users. Tables featured detachable legs so could be neatly placed away in storage areas at the side of the room. Finally, we selected soft and friendly colours which were integral to a space used by a variety of ages.