EIS occupy three adjacent buildings in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site New Town area. Working with design practice Cubit3D, Amos Beech was asked to provide furniture to complement the style of the building whilst remaining functional for everyday use in an office environment.

A bespoke reception desk in walnut veneer welcomes visitors to the building which has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. Original features have been retained and/or reinstated. A coffee lounge with chesterfield sofas on the ground floor provides a space for staff and visitors to meet and collaborate with all of the other functions emanating out through the buildings.

Link corridors connect the properties and the interior design brings together 3 houses that were originally built for 3 different owners with different tastes and budgets. Original floors ranging from marble to stone flags have been carefully restored and brought together creating an ambience not normally associated with an office interior.

The office furniture products provided include boardroom table and chairs, meeting room furniture, folding tables, Samuel Bruce bench desks, Bisley metal storage pedestals, side filing cabinets and tall double door cupboards, book shelves, task seating, break-out furniture, café furniture, auditorium furniture, high density stacking chairs with writing tablets, credenza storage cabinets, mail room furniture, bespoke soft seating and poseur height tables and poseur stools.

As the client wished to continue working from the building whilst it was refurbished, the project was phased over 12 months and Amos Beech were on hand over this extended time providing removal services, furniture installation, reconfiguration and general assistance whilst the building program continued.

Publication date: March 19th 2016

Text: Sam James

Photography: Paul Zanre