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Kev Loch-Henry shows us around Su­perrb Stu­dio’s home on Hayling Is­land on the sunny south coast

net magazine - - EXCHANGE - Kev Loch-Henry (pic­tured) is the se­nior ac­count man­ager at Su­perrb. He’s a Shopify spe­cial­ist, en­joys surf­ing and the oc­ca­sional Sailor Jerry’s.

We get a guided tour of Su­perrb Stu­dio’s home on Hayling Is­land on the sunny south coast

Based on Hayling Is­land on the south coast, our stu­dio doc­u­ments how we’ve grown from three friends work­ing out of a par­ent’s con­ser­va­tory into an award-win­ning dig­i­tal agency.

Is­land life has a strong bear­ing on our ethos; it pro­vides headspace to fo­cus and a fresh per­spec­tive on things. The op­tion to go for a pre-work surf or beach BBQ af­ter­wards is some­thing we don’t take for granted. It’s not all flipflops and salty hair though... We’re in Lon­don a cou­ple of times a week, only an hour away by train, mean­ing we’re si­mul­ta­ne­ously off the grid but re­main on the pulse.

In the meet­ing room is our skate­board ta­ble [1] which is built us­ing our old decks. Skate­board­ing was a big cul­tural in­flu­ence on our lives grow­ing up, and in­cor­po­rat­ing them into our workspace re­minds us that it’s good to be dis­rup­tive and re­bel­lious from time to time.

The ta­ble also dou­bles up as an im­promptu ta­ble ten­nis ta­ble us­ing the CorkNet [2] made by one of our first clients, prod­uct de­signer Ju­lian F Bond, and proves use­ful when we need to bounce a few ideas around, or to de­cide who is mak­ing the next tea round.

A com­mon trait we all share is a love of art. Our walls fea­ture a num­ber of prints from our friends ILOVEDUST and our favourite is a pa­per air­plane print by il­lus­tra­tor and streetwear de­signer Benny Gold [3], who af­ter be­ing a long­time de­sign hero of ours also be­came a client.

We are lucky to work with some great brands, so we have a lot of their prod­ucts in the of­fice and in our homes too. One such ex­am­ple which inspires us is the An­gle­poise Orig­i­nal 1227 desk lamp [4] – it’s an iconic piece of Bri­tish de­sign which per­fectly em­bod­ies the bal­ance be­tween func­tion and form, some­thing that we as­pire to when work­ing on each web project.

We strive to make the stu­dio a cre­ative and friendly en­vi­ron­ment and it wouldn’t be the same with­out Ru­fus [5] and Kiki. They’ve been with us from the start and are al­ways keen to greet clients with an en­thu­si­as­tic bound and have only eaten their ac­count­ing doc­u­ments once. That we know of...

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