St Mary's University

Working alongside Sussex-based furniture specialist European Office Products, Flexiform provided furniture in the main refectory at St Mary’s University. The brief required was simple – create a minimalist, industrial-style look to the newly refurbished refectory. The brief required furniture to be resilient and durable to withstand the high footfall in a dining area, such as a busy refectory.

To meet the University’s busy schedule and continued use of the refectory, installation and delivery was completed out of hours (overnight), ensuring that the refectory could maintain normal service without any closure.


  • CLIENT: St Mary's University.
  • LOCATION: Twickenham, London.
  • PROJECT LEAD: Nick Ruggles.
  • PRODUCTS: Ferro Bench.
  • WORKSPACES: The Refectory.
  • SERVICES: Space Planning, 2D Plans, 3D Visuals, Out of Hours Installation.
  • COLLABORATION: European Office Products.

Having worked with Flexiform on a number of projects, European Office Products introduced St Mary’s University to our new Ferro benches. With the lacquer finish highlighting the natural imperfections and organic qualities of the raw materials, Ferro’s “organic” look suited the brief perfectly. After visits to our newly refitted showroom, and the provision of 3D renders, the facilities team at St Mary’s settled on two contrasting finishes to the Ferro benches, in both poseur and dining height. The University selected both White and Jackson Pine, 50mm laminate tabletops, complemented by the raw metal work that is key to the look and style of the Ferro range.