Acrylicize has unveiled 2 new installations in the Relay Building in Aldgate. The Relay Building, which offers contemporary office space over 6 floors, commissioned Acrylicize to create two pieces of furniture for the reception area: a large communal seating solution that could serve as both a waiting area and break out space for the office tenants and a reception desk.
Acrylicize is renowned for creating unique and engaging experiences and the design for The Relay building is arguably one of their most ambitious to date. After extensive creative development with the client Acrylicize created a train carriage for the space. The C stock is a modified carriage combining original elements with extensive levels of customization to make it operate as a place to work with three different seating zones. It takes its reference from the Hammersmith and City and District lines which run underneath the reception space. The carriage is kitted out with all mod cons making it a fully powered working space.
The attention to detail in the carriage is incredible including a carriage step which Acrylicize etched into it. The graffiti on the outside of the carriage carrys the tag ‘shesh’, that of James Burke, founder and creative director of Acrylicize. Along side the C stock is the reception desk which takes its design language from the speed and motion of the rolling stock, as well as the industrial materiality of the Victorian infrastructure of the underground network.