Take a look behind the scenes of the project in this film, which shows the transformation from raw space to bespoke editorial office for Tack Press. The story is told by Felix de Pass, who describes his design vision for the project in the film and in the quotes below. You can see photos from the project here.
The Tack Press office by Felix de Pass
The space may be limited in the small Tack Press office on Kingsland Road in East London, but it makes a big impression. With his background as a product and furniture designer, Felix de Pass has realised his vision of a work space designed to match the way in which the editorial board works and which offers a functional, flexible and inspiring setting.
All elements in the editorial office are custom-designed. From the cabinets with Kvadrat textile fronts to the impressive work table, flooring and shelving units, all designed to make the most of the unique quality and expression of HeartOak.
Materials, form and colour contribute to the impression of a grand and beautiful home where the family gathers around the large central table. This is where the editorial team meets to review and discuss events in the world of design, architecture, culture and fashion and create the stories for Disegno and Jocks&Nerds.
Felix de Pass about
… the vision
‘The scheme is tailored to the way Tack Press works: taking the lead from their common goal of always working towards the next issue and sharing information; of the continual expansion/contraction of the team according to the print cycle; and of being a modern office culture that is laptop-based.’
… the key elements
‘The large central table is conceived to be the focal point of the life in the office whilst the cork flat plan provides the mission control for physically laying out page spreads from day to day.’
… the design language
‘The age and quality of the 150 plus year-old HeartOak result in a rich grain/knot pattern and planks that are unusually wide, thick and long. These unique characteristics directly informed the design language of the table, herringbone flooring and other bespoke wooden furniture elements.’
‘Full width planks were laid in a herringbone pattern to showcase the solid wood qualities in a subtle, yet graphical way.’