Farmopolis, Greenwich Peninsula

Featuring laminate, triangle details and shipping containers

Our brief was to convert 3 rusty shipping containers plus design and build 16 nesting benches and 25 stacking tables for Farmopolis, London’s first floating garden- in little over a month.

Working for Wayward Architects and Secret Productions, their vision was to turn a concrete ferry jetty into a green house restaurant featuring thousands of plants re-homed from Chelsea Flower Show.

With a tight budget, fast turn around and high volume of work, we worked collaboratively with the Wayward team to keep us on budget and on schedule. We held meetings with the entire team in our studio and workshop, to get instant sign off whilst showcasing various finishes, designs and joints right there in front of the client. We had to be finished by the press heavy grand opening.

Aesthetically we were inspired by triangles, with triangle material details and triangular table legs. Not only were they visually pleasing, but highly practical, being designed to cleverly stack up when not in use.

Whilst our tables have the appearance of being crafted, they were manufactured with precision, as all tables had to be created in a way that would make them instantly pop up - we managed to assemble 25 in just one morning.

To wrap up the project, we were asked to create a bespoke table for one of the directors personally. Her immediate text message response: "It's beautiful! X"