For the Turnham Primary Foundation School project in Lewisham, the brief was to create four storage walls for new classrooms built on top of an existing wing of the school.
Each Morfus wall comprised full height bespoke birch plywood cupboards containing flexible shelving either side of a coat hanging wall with standard Benji cubicles below and above. The high-level storage provides open shelves for class resources and the low level cubicles are for pupils’ use.
The brief for the office ‘resource units’ was to provide a flexible storage system that could accommodate individual cubicles and pigeon holes, filing cabinets, shelving for shared team information, a printer recess, drawers and cupboards for stationary.
Using the Morfus system it is possible to easily reconfigure the furniture if, for example, more lockers or pigeon holes are required.
For this kitchen, Morfus doors and drawers were manufactured to fit onto ‘standard’ cupboard units. In this way, Birch plywood was used in lieu of sprayed MDF or plastic-edged particle board to create a more sustainable, robust and individual kind of kitchen.
For the worktop, high pressure laminate was bonded onto 25mm Birch plywood with the edges sanded waxed and polished.