Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

Multidisciplinary studio Soda has transformed an old print works in east London into a space for a distillery, making everything adaptable to suit the needs of the company (+ slideshow).

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

Soda worked alongside client Sweetdram to create an adaptable space with tables that fold down from the wall.

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

This gives Sweetdram – which specialised in liqueurs free from artificial flavours and colours – room to experiment with new recipes and products, run distilling masterclasses and host pop-up events.

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

"Sweetdram workshop was made collaboratively and with a limited budget," said Soda. "The design team addressed every part of the brand experience to create a smart, multifunctional space that works for its users."

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

London-based Soda used a limited palette of modern-looking materials to create practical interior solutions and space-saving furniture.

Cork features in fold-down worktops and a bespoke storage wall that doubles as a partition, separating the main workshop area from the office.

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

Industrial-style metal shelving creates storage for ingredients in large Kilner jars, while graphic posters with the company's brand identity hang from the walls.

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

Other distilleries on Dezeen include a set of two sculptural glasshouses designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Bombay Sapphire, and an asymmetric timber hut by architects Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher that rises up among the trees of a valley in Upper Austria.

Soda designs adaptable space for east London liqueur workshop

Soda was founded in 2010 by directors and principal architects Laura Sanjuan and Russell Potter.

Photography is by Ruth Ward.