We love people who are responding to the reality that we all now wear several work hats, and lead fluid, multi-stranded lives. Benk + Bo is a multi-functional work and relaxation space in Spitalfields. The three-storey brutalist building houses good value shared workspaces, rooms available for hire, yoga studio, facilities for events and shoots, an in-house bakery and a café.
The brains behind the project are Antony Burger, formerly a fashion producer for ASOS, who has a lifelong passion for baked goods. And Mariell Lind Hansen, a freelance architecture and interiors photographer. The community and DIY ethos of the rural Norwegian island that was her childhood home inspired her to develop Benk + Bo. Both are hands-on when it comes to day-to-day running of the space, and want it to have a relaxed and communal feel.
Benk + Bo
4-6 Gravel Lane, London E1 7AW§
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