Thursday, 28 July 2011
Colebrook Bosson Saunders Turn Twenty One
Colebrook Bosson Saunders was founded in 1990, drawing upon the skills of architecture (Martyn Colebrook), product design and innovation (Peter Bosson) and furniture design (Brenda Saunders) to create new and innovative products for the workplace. The Company’s unique approach quickly redefined workplace ergonomics and has heavily influenced how people sit and work with computers. Colebrook Bosson Saunders pioneered the design and development of new product types, some of which were among the first monitor supports, CPU cradles and laptop supports.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders’ first office was on (the now fashionable) Hoxton Square in Shoreditch, London. As the company grew there was a need for more space and Colebrook Bosson Saunders bought and moved to new premises in Kennington in South East London. Then, for the third time, six years ago the Company moved to their current base (a converted Georgian terrace in London Bridge) driven by the need for more space to house a growing workforce, a showroom, workshop and a prototyping facility. Managing Director, Martyn Colebrook, observes: "It’s amazing to step back now and see how far we’ve come, from those
early days when there were just a handful of us at Hoxton Square (and when Peter and I would deliver samples all around town on our bicycles) to where we are today: international distribution of our products, design accolades and fifty plus staff worldwide."
Colebrook Bosson Saunders has enjoyed unrivalled design acclaim winning an impressive collection of product design awards over the years. The Company also has a reputation for fun and creativity, always thinking outside the box: from initiating and organising a 5-a-side industry football league, through to art exhibitions and sailing events. Colebrook Bosson Saunders continue to lead the way in the development of new IT and furniture support products and are known worldwide as ergonomic experts who provide solutions for how people work today and design for the evolving workplace. "Who knows what type of products we’ll be designing in another twenty-one years time," comments Design Director Andrew Wills, "while we cannot predict where technology will be that far into the future; we can guarantee we will continue to think ahead and pioneer new products for the workplace of the future."