Making it happen

London’s maker scene is busy like never before. The Anglo-Norwegian pair behind Benk+Bo were passionate about building a network of spaces that would bring makers together from different creative disciplines to work, collaborate and simply hang out.
We developed the name ‘Benk+Bo’ – 'bench' and 'stay' in Norwegian – to evoke the process of making with the feeling of a home away from home. After all, this wouldn’t just be a venue for crafting and grafting. It would feature an in-house cafe-bakery too. 

Sharp and clean

The mark we delivered is a simple, stylized makers’ workbench. A quiet, uncluttered design, it taps into the brand’s humble yet stylish aesthetic. It’s been exciting to see how London’s makers have embraced the mark, with metal workers recently capturing it for the space’s first signage.

From social channels to the spaces themselves, the rest of the brand’s visual language is similarly clean. It’s stripped-back nature allows the form and function of the different spaces to shine through. Here, it’s all about the doing; the craft.

Calling all makers

After six months of solid work, the inaugural Benk+Bo is now open in Spitalfields – a stylish creative oasis in the middle of a brutalist concrete estate. The perfect place to make, it also has space for workshops, exhibitions and yoga. A fantastic idea, we’re proud to have been a part of.

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