Central Saint Martins has seen students from Paul Smith, to M.I.A pass through their hallways and has consistently been at the forefront of the London design scene since it became part of the University of the Arts London, group in 1989. Based in Granary Square, Kings Cross, CSM has an expansive space in which to mould the creative minds of the future. This type of task takes careful planning, even when it comes to somewhere as innocuous as the canteen.
Inside Out worked with Luca Beckerson, project manager behind the redesign of the canteen space. Beckerson based his space planning around the student experience, creating an environment which allows for both communal engagement and private reflection in a minimal manner with splashes of opulence.
A playful use of colours and shapes bolsters the interior including the millennial pink upholstered Beagle sofas which are central to the space. Fluted back Tonella armchairs and lounge chairs with their iconic cage bases provide the opulence, exuding a designer style, fitting to the design-led patrons.