shai akram + andrew haythornthwaite: furniture landscape at queen of hoxton shai akram + andrew haythornthwaite: furniture landscape at queen of hoxton
jan 24, 2011

shai akram + andrew haythornthwaite: furniture landscape at queen of hoxton

new furniture landscape for queen of hoxton by shai akram and andrew haythornthwaite

shai akram and andrew haythornthwaite of OKAY studio collective have designed and installed a new ‘panorama’ of furniture at the queen of hoxton in london. the system is a landscape of surfaces including prop bars for standing and drinking, seats and tables connected to one another by archways of scaffolding. to construct the frames, the duo used a simple box section to construct the frames of the pieces and have given the legs padded heat shrink ‘socks’ to protect them from their hard life standing on the busy bar floor.

each of the tables legs have padded heat shrink ‘socks’ protecting them from the wear and tear they will face

tables come in various shapes, heights and sizes to accommodate the various activities that occur in the bar setting.

tables and benches with elongated tops

construction detail

view of the new furniture landscape within the queen of hoxton

details of the scaffolding connecting the individual furniture objects

concept sketch

  • i guess it’s a global trend to make simple plain wood/metal furniture, with a design on the edge of being very ugly. when will it stop.

    Mikkeh says:
  • you see ugly, I see new ideas of beauty. NICE

    Julia says:
  • And I say very cool…good design doesn’t have to be fancy.

    hamamjianmodern says:
  • I love these! Clever designers. The painted legs make the tables zing.

    Beth says:
  • Romper-room furniture but the kids will get splinters. Only the tops feel finished. Simple can be elegant, utilitarian can be graceful, UGGs are charming. This is pedantic, argumentative, anti-aesthetic — crude for the sake of crude.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • to someone who goes to queen of hoxton quite a bit, this doesnt seem that sturdy. I have to wonder if the designers ever visited the bar when the stereo is up and everyones had a few shandys

    give it a week? says:
  • the difference between the ‘concept sketch’ and the reality of the queen IS quite hilarious…

    lolz says:
  • I don’t agree with ‘clever design’ comments. Its creative, and I support creativity, but this is not ”clever design”

    Creative, But not Design says:

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