Johnson Bespoke has a well-earned reputation as a collective of forward-thinking and innovative designers, joiners and fabricators eager and un-afraid to take on a challenge. Its efforts proven with the collaboration on some ambitious high-profile projects namely with architect and presenter George Clarke and William Hardie on their design and build of a futuristic rotating house for the hit C4 show, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. Johnson Bespoke was tasked with creating a ‘living wall’ of moss to fit inside the house and a ‘space age’ wardrobe which could hold vacuum bagged clothes, to stop them crumpling when the house rotated.
One of the tougher projects that Johnson Bespoke took on for Amazing Spaces was the timed house build, based on the Ty Unnos 600-year-old Welsh legend that states if you can create a house with four walls, a roof and have fire burning inside in less than a day, then the house and the ground beneath it are officially yours. Using only natural, raw materials found in the surrounding Welsh Valleys, the team tested this theory and created a cabin in just 24 hours. Project managed by Johnson Bespoke from concept to completion, this monumental build was complete by sunrise – despite facing extremely challenging weather conditions.
From starting out in the abandoned basement of the old Observer Building in Hastings to collaborating with George Clarke on C4’s Amazing Spaces, Johnson Bespoke’s reputation for creating awe-inspiring projects goes from strength-to-strength.
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