We’ll be working on our new website during 2016 but in the meantime we’ve put together this page featuring a small selection of our client work and studio projects.
If you’re interested in working with us or would like to find out more about what we do over a coffee (and no-doubt a cinnamon bun or two) then we’d love to hear from you.
The Plant Room is an ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions and collaborations.
The project was inspired by a research article on minimalist workspaces. By introducing plants into the workplace, productivity, creativity and wellbeing are greatly enhanced. We took the essence of this research and created a collaborative project bringing plants, illustration, ceramics and design into working environments.
Our current collaboration with Tall Boys Beer Market features a permanent green wall overflowing with ferns. The accompanying exhibition is open until February 2016.
The Archipelago Press is a small press and the online shop for The Archipelago design studio.
The shop will sell prints and other works from the exhibitions we curate along with other small publications and printed matter.
Tucked away behind Leeds Train Station is a beautiful Victorian factory that used to make pins for the textile industry. We always wanted our studio space to have character and lots of natural light and we found it at Tower Works.
It’s a place to make, with space to think.
We are a small, independent design studio based in Leeds.
The idea behind The Archipelago is quite simple. Keep the studio small, always. Work with like-minded people and make our own projects part of studio life.
Our design philosophy is straightforward — simple, functional, everyday.
By observing simplicity and function we make work that is subtle, beautiful and rooted in the everyday. This philosophy informs our approach to design on a daily basis and reminds us of what matters most.
Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle
The Hepworth Wakefield
Hampton Court Palace
Leeds Art Gallery
Temple Newsam House
Laura Slater Textiles
Dove Street Pottery
Yorkshire Dales National Park
The Picture Library
Leeds Art Fund
Re-form Landscape Architects
Tall Boys Beer Market
Leeds Town Hall