An air-conditioned agency, Great Portland Street.
An airy workshop, Leyton.
An ex-sorting office, New Oxford Street.
An email, a phone call.
Warm handshakes and mugs of tea.
Talk of ideas and inspiration.
Sharing sketches, picking through prototypes.
Seeing the Plan Desk hard at work.
And on pristine display.
Hand-made for hatching plans.
Chamfered edges, carefully shaped hand-holes.
Shallow drawers connected by crafty routing.
Walnut, oak, birch and Formica.
English white and Festival of Britain blue.
Tri-legged trestles and a tractor-seat stool.
Ready to receive laptops and layout pads.
Illuminated by an Anglepoise, perhaps.
Or warm sunlight, casting shadows just so.
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