We’ve created a new co-working space for entrepreneurs, startups and creatives. Situated in the heart of Stables Market, Camden the Atrium, Interchange’s flagship building offers a range of facilities across four floors, including 600 work stations (both in private offices and hot desking areas).
“Interchange's co-working and shared workspace environment allows some of Camden Market to evolve beyond food, retail and tourism to provide space for other types of activities, lending even more diversity to the extraordinary mix of activity in this teeming mix of creativities.”
“The quickly changing nature of workspace and the opportunities presented by this are interesting to us both from a product design and interior design perspective – wherever change happens designers get a chance to be relevant.” – Tom Dixon
Custom furniture played a big part in the project., We have developed two desks and a new desk light as well as incorporating some of our existing products. The Atrium features 300 Y chairs, new Wingbacks and the Bell table light appears in all of the offices in the Triangle building.
The Y chair balances the three most important requirements demanded of a contract chair: durability, a striking silhouette and an ergonomic form, is used extensively across the Atrium.
Ever adaptable, in Camden, the Wingback has become the ultimate co-working chair, providing comfort and privacy within an open plan space.
The Bell Table light, used throughout the office is a dome suspended over a dome formed of chrome plated pressed steel. Its hyper-polished, mirrored and reflective surface allows it to take the tone and characteristics of its surrounding area.
Atrium's Camden Market location – where it joins existing Interchange hubs Triangle and Utopia, which also contain contributions from Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio – was a key attraction for us. Camden Market's history as a hub for commerce, transport and technology since the industrial revolution appealed to us from a conceptual point of view, and it's more recent past as a place for radical music, fashion and retail makes it a great backdrop for the fast moving and impatient world of start-ups and tech companies.
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In total, the Interchange buildings (including Triangle, Utopia and Atrium) span 84,000 sq ft, with Atrium and Triangle’s interiors, lighting and furniture designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, the acclaimed British designer whose past work includes Shoreditch House and the Mondrian Hotel, London. The buildings and internal spaces, designed by leading Architects Barr Gazetas, are focused on true community working through expert curation of complex floor plans. The unique design of the Atrium building features a central spiralling walkway, with interaction spaces and covered terraces, including vertical gardens.
Interchange tenants already confirmed to move into Atrium, include: Cisco Create (a division of Cisco focusing on new technologies); Fever Up, an event recommendation app; Satago, a fintech company; and Inpost, a delivery startup. Further current Interchange tenants include: Osper, a company specialising in mobile banking for young people; Doctify, a site which connects patients with healthcare professionals; and early-stage startup accelerator, IncuBus. In addition to the wealth of facilities and support on offer, Interchange tenants also have the unique opportunity to establish their own retail spaces in the iconic Camden Markets, which has over 28 million visitors per year.
Interchange will be holding a launch event for the Atrium building on Thursday 19th May - 2pm until late.
Tom Dixon will be speaking at 6pm.
The event will feature talks from leading industry figures and exciting startups, including: Saul Klein, one of the UK’s leading investors; Michael Acton Smith, CEO and founder of Mind Candy; Tom Dixon, the acclaimed designer; Nick Robertson, founder of ASOS; and Clara Mercer, of the British Fashion Council. As well as this, live music and food & drink will be provided by a range of Camden-based brands, including: Half Hitch Gin, Camden Town Brewery and the Cereal Killer Cafe.