creative desks: marcus fairs

The Dezeen offices are in a converted doctor's surgery in Stoke Newington, north London. Despite being a global website we are very proud of our neighbourhood and try to work with local people whenever we can - our graphic designer and our developer both live nearby, for example. Philippe Malouin, a designer who also lives in Stoke Newington, did the interior design for us using off-the-shelf materials and bespoke fixtures. The idea was to create something glamorous and dramatic on a very low budget. He also has a book available now: Dezeen Book of Ideas.

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