Southeast of Redditch, Worcester, lies an industrial estate much like any other. It has the usual assortment of business units supplying numerous services and products. However, what is different about this business park is the monolith that is the Fly by Nite studio and soundstage.
CLIENTFly by Nite
PRODUCTS:Sonny PBQ Armchair Joe Bar Stool Trip Side Table
Fly by Nite is the UK’s leading rehearsal space and a first for us as we have never furnished a residential rehearsal space before, but we are all big music lovers, which made this project particularly interesting.
Bands and solo artists can stay at the site whilst using their massive sound stages to fine tune their music ready for touring or to simply record new material. Artists such as the Arctic Monkeys and Beyoncé have availed themselves of the purpose-built facility.
A leading Midlands consultancy approached us in autumn 2016 to furnish the residential and communal living spaces. We were asked to suggest some pieces that would fit in this creative environment.
We proposed the Sonny, Joe and Trip collections, which the client loved and we were set to work having these pieces customised and created.
The Sonny PBQ chairs, with their distinctive low-cut arms and square section tapered metal legs, were treated to a soft ash grey, faux leather. These were chosen to furnish the bedrooms, which were then paired to the Trip side tables, with their metal bases finished in black and different choices of tops for every room. Joe bar stools were also included to complement the island bar units in the kitchen spaces. These were finished in a deep oak veneer, with a similar graphite base to the Sonny armchairs.
This project took four to six weeks to complete, fell well within the client’s deadline and fitted perfectly with their ideas and style. Sadly, we didn’t stumble any music stars whilst we were there on the delivery day.