Port Kitchen

Shoreham Port operates as a Trust Port, which means any profits are re-invested for the benefit of the harbour. The Port Kitchen is no different, with every pound spent improving the port and it’s community.

We were thrilled to work on such an exciting project, especially as tenants of the port ourselves!

The brief

We were tasked with providing options for both the indoor and outdoor areas. The indoor furniture had to work well with the industrial back drop of the building, as well as withstanding a high traffic café environment.

The outdoor furniture presented different challenges; any furniture had to contend with the salty sea air, and often a strong south-westerly wind!

The approach

After meeting with Polly, the General Manager at Port Kitchen, we presented several furniture options that matched the brief. These had to be practical, as well as injecting fun and capturing Polly’s strong vision and sense of adventure!

For the indoor space we used Folk tables and Jaicer chairs, both from Allermuir. Stylish and hard wearing, this allowed us to bring natural materials into the space. The softer aesthetic worked well in contrast with the harder finishes, as well bringing pops of colour with the upholstery.

Sofas from 2020 Furniture Design were used in the soft seating area, upholstered with durable vinyl fabric in steel grey and yellow to tie in the colour theme.

Outdoors we specified tables and chairs from MSL. With concrete bases, the tables are secure in their environment and connect well with the other exposed features and materials. The elegant wire frame armchairs gave us another opportunity to bring the distinctive colour palette to the fore.

The client said…

“We loved working with Love Your Workspace, their product quality, helpful and enthusiastic attitude and clear passion for what they do, made the process a real joy. They were patient and accommodating when our project dates moved and assisted us when storage was an issue. The eventual look is perfect, and exactly what we were imagining.”


Photographs taken by Emma Wood

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