Blog by Lucinda Holt
Machined at The Union Lofts – how a cool loft apartment shows off an inspiring new bespoke furniture range, all designed in Preston
A creative collaboration between two Preston businesses has launched a range of furniture….and created a new show apartment in the city’s most exciting apartment building.
Studio John Bridge has designed and made its own architectural furniture range after failing to find an ecological and affordable contemporary desk for the firm’s offices in Winckley Square.
Meanwhile, around the corner in Guildhall Street, developer Etc Urban has completed The Union Lofts, a collection of 18 stunning and spacious loft apartments, which are on sale through Preston estate agent Michael Bailey.
To showcase his designs, John has furnished a one bedroom apartment at The Union Lofts with bespoke pieces from his ‘Machined’ range.
John has developed a way of interlocking plywood ribs, without the use of glues or screws to create beautiful, architecturally designed furniture that is both ergonomic and affordable.
He says: “I was looking at costly office desks, which were not ‘green’ and appeared to be over-complicated and bulky. It inspired me to create furniture for the home or office that doesn’t need glue or screws and is visually artistic yet complex, but delivers simplicity of construction. All our pieces are available to order through our website and social media pages.”
Etc Urban has given John free range to furnish and decorate a 475 sq ft one bedroom apartment with a west-facing outdoor terrace.
Inside, John’s talented team is displaying a home desk called ‘WorkForm’, which is a new piece designed in response to the current ‘Working From Home’ situation many workers are experiencing.