press 2016


FX Magazine

‘FX has been part of my life ever since I graduated! For me, the awards nights will always be a highlight of the design calendar.’

(Gurvinder Khurana in FX Magazine)




‘Mendeley features on front cover of ‘Das Büro’ Magazine’

(Das Büro. Germany)



‘For a 350-capacity, grassroots venue, it feels like luxury’

(Music Week)



‘The 9,000 sq foot space has seen two massive Victorian railway arches become a home for live music. Omeara is also a focal point of Flat Iron Square, a  new cultural hub that includes street food and galleries.’

(Time Out)



‘Mumford & Sons star Ben Lovett is bucking the trend that has seen dozens of music venues close by opening his own club. Lovett, 29, who is launching Omeara in the Flat Iron Square development between Borough Market and Tate Modern in Southwark, said he wanted to give something back to the city.’

(London Evening Standard)


‘A challenging project, but align has confidently managed to create a gimmick-free grown-up tech office for Mendeley that is sophisticated enough to allow it to evolve from its startup roots, but still enables it to retain the familial working culture that it started out with.’


Nigel Tresise authored article

‘In the first part of two brilliant insights, Nigel Tresise, Director and Co-founder at align, reveals the importance of a great brief in creating a great workspace.'

(MIX Interiors)


‘London Mayor Sadiq Khan is supportive of Lovett’s exciting plans. Following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Khan is championing London’s openness to creative industries and international talent through the #LondonIsOpen campaign.’

(The Independent)


‘Mendeley’s offices, designed by’ – on the front cover.

(The Bookseller)


‘The most unique aspect of the zones comes in the use of wallcoverings with both sliding screens and write-on walls that enable Mendeley’s staff to work on coding and scheduling, whilst constantly benefitting from interaction with and input from other staff.’



‘Workspace specialists Align have completed a 1,860m2 suite of offices that respond to a complex technical brief, at the same time as prioritising the ergonomic needs of the staff of technology company Mendeley.’

(Commercial Interior Design, Dubai)

Gurvinder Khurana’s Desert Island Desks

I’ll be spending a lot of time looking for passing ships on the horizon, so I’ll need a great chair – and what fits the bill better than Vitra’s Slow Chair?’

(MIX Interiors)


Mendeley feature with front cover image

(Modern Decoration, China)


‘A new office for creatives in the heart of London.’

(Das Büro, Germany)