Contract furniture firm moves into new HQ

Contract furniture firm NaughtOne has announced the opening of its new head office in Harrogate.

Situated at Central House in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the move culminates an 18-month journey to design an office and custom workplace that embodies the NaughtOne ethos of “absolute simplicity and infinite possibility”.

Nadean McNaught, Managing Director at NaughtOne, said: “From the very beginning I wanted it to feel like an inspiring, beautifully interior designed space, like a destination rather than an office.”

Nadean first visited the potential new HQ in May 2022 and was struck by what the newly renovated Central House, which also boasts LEED sustainability certification, had to offer. “Immediately as I walked in there was chatter, the smell of coffee, a warm welcome from reception. The building just seemed to greet us,” she remembers. “The prospective office itself was an empty shell but, I immediately saw the windows, the treetops, so much light.”

The design of the new office was led by NaughtOne’s Creative Director Stephen Floyd and Samantha Davis, Design Manager for Branded Environments.

The pared-back aesthetics of the workspace allow the possibilities of NaughtOne’s furniture to come to the fore. Different zones offer both privacy and sociability, satisfying all the needs of contemporary hybrid working. Elements such as automatic LED lighting and careful temperature control make the workspace as energy efficient as possible too.

“We’re trying to fill the gaps of what people don’t have when working from home,” Samantha says. “Some people need to have a place to concentrate. Some people miss socialisation and collaboration. We have to support both.”

Stephen added: “Sam and I talked about that entry point as almost a palette cleanser, where you’re leaving Central House and transitioning into NaughtOne world.”

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