British furniture brand, Timothy Oulton crafts a sophisticated co-working space

JAN 9, 2019 | By Aneesha Bhadri
(L-R) On the left, you can see the Museum dining table, Branco armchairs in old saddle nut leather and a Gyro crystal table lamp in antique rust make a lovely corner arrangement;A Titus coffee table in white marble is offset against the Westminster button sofa in destroyed black leather on the right;Angeles dining chairs in destroyed raw leather are smartly placed in front of the sofa, Photography courtesy Coco Republic, Timothy Oulton;The Museum dining table is handcrafted from reclaimed parquet flooring and Zorba dining chairs are upholstered in grey revival velvet. Race Car White and Race Car Black wall art, all add to the elegant set up.

A space adorned with hand-softened leathers, luxurious velvets, rich marble and crystal chandeliers may not sound like a run-of-the-mill co-working space, but The Bureau is not meant to be typical. The project, completed in collaboration with Coco Republic, transformed a dull conventional office into a lavishly-appointed workplace.

At the heart of The Bureau, the communal area invites you in and puts you at ease with its cosy sofas and chairs, rustic timber dining table, and speakeasy-inspired black marble bar. The inspiration came from Timothy Oulton’s design ethos — he believes in adding a modern personal touch to classic vintage in an aesthetic merging antiques with the contemporary. “

Beautiful interiors support the creation of hosted and social experiences. Luxury is not about things, it’s about experiences, meaning and connection, and that’s what we always focus on,” says Oulton. It’s a gorgeous place to do business, to be inspired, to socialise and entertain. All in all, The Bureau lends a fresh perspective to work from home.