Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles are a design led international studio of architects and interior designers based in London and Prague.

After outgrowing their previous UK offices, they relocated to the Clerkenwell District of London, revitalizing their working practices with a complete redesign of their new working environment.

The new design studio is located in Sutton Yard, a fresh, light-filled and elegant upgrade of a concrete and brick 1960s office building in the heart of vibrant Clerkenwell. The office has become a showcase of Jestico + Whiles shared vision of the future, which relies on collaboration, flexibility and a desire to promote excellent design and an inspirational working life.

The existing plan form has three distinct wings centred around an open central...

"We had not specified the Capisco chairs previously but had noted them at a number of reference visits. Subsequently we arranged for some samples from Flokk and tested them for a number of months prior to confirming their selection and our move. It is fair to say there were some sceptics prior to the move, but our staff have taken to the chairs well, with many commenting on their improved posture."
Howard Pye, Associate Director
Jestico + Whiles

The firm decided to engage with more agile working practices and fewer desks than staff to facilitate open collaboration across the wide spectrum of design they are involved with, and to provide new flexible and social spaces for the benefit of all. Workspace is now allocated based on need, not status - an approach ingrained in their ethos as an employee-owned practice.

Dotted throughout the workspace are enclosed meeting spaces of assorted sizes, as well as private workspaces which offer a temporary retreat from the open-plan office if needed. A visible model shop and making bench allows designers to create models; crafting, testing, and...


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