Iconic office chair designer to open its first UK office in Clerkenwell

ClerkenwellThe furniture design company behind the iconic 40/4 chair [pictured] is to open its first UK HQ in London’s Clerkenwell district. HOWE, which specialises in contract, bespoke furniture design, will rent the 2,640 sq ft ground and lower ground unit at 82 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1, on a 10 year lease. Lars Bruntse, marketing manager at HOWE, commented: “HOWE develops, produces and sells dynamic design furniture solutions worldwide. London is a centre for global accounts and the UK is an extremely important market for us, so it is the right time to establish ourselves here.” Richard Reid, from Clutton’s commercial agency team said: “Clerkenwell is one of the most important design hubs in the world and we were delighted to be instructed by HOWE, designer of the iconic 40/4 chair, to find them new premises in this popular area. 82 Clerkenwell Road, with its period features, high volume space and prominent location met the requirement perfectly.”