Cassidy+Wilson is the combo of Sean and Joe who met while working at the same architecture practice. Now, their own multidisciplinary design collaboration is making waves.
Sean Cassidy and Joe Wilson make up the multidisciplinary design collaborative Cassidy+Wilson. It was set up by the duo in 2014 after they met working at the same architecture practice.
They describe themselves as ‘designers covering the field of interiors, architectural design and visualisation’, with notable achievements including winning the international Workplace of the Future Competition 2.0, held by American Metropolis magazine in 2015 for its Organic Grid+ project.
‘Since then we have designed and curated our own interactive, augmented-reality exhibition as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2015, of our award-winning project, and hosted a Pecha Kucha evening with leading figures in the architecture and design world,’ they say.
Cassidy studied Architecture Part 1, and interior and environmental design, at the University of Dundee in 2012, and Wilson interior architecture and design at Nottingham Trent University in 2011.
The Gherkin Program is a speculative take on an underground space beneath the British architectural icon. The concept was produced last year as part of an Architects Journal competition and made the final shortlist.
The Renaissance of Observation A theoretical observatory situated in the Thames Estuary, which features unique interactive spaces for teaching visitors basic astronomy
They both exhibited at the Free Range art and design fair, in London, with Cassidy scooping the Most Innovative Project award. ‘We began collaborating 2014 as a way to try new things and explore new ideas,’ they explain.
Organic Grid+ is a system looking at reusing office spaces and adapting them using a flexible grid. Using an augmented reality operated contact lens, employees can manipulate surfaces or space to design workable areas
It wasn’t long until Cassidy+Wilson caught the attention of the international architecture and design communities, starting with its Organic Grid+ project.