Clerkenwell hits it out of the park!
Updated: Jun 1
Wow... what a week that was! Clerkenwell Design Week was back to its very best, the streets of Clerkenwell were thronging and the showrooms had a buzz that has not been seen for a while. It was wonderful to see so many people out enjoying themselves.
We saw record numbers of visitors in our showroom where, amongst other things on display we had our new Earth stone topped table and credenza, and Glimpse partition range with rotating fins. We also had a raft of exciting new seating products from Lammhults.
On Tuesday we hosted a breakfast presentation from Arthur Holm who gave us an expert insight into how technology can be seamlessly integrated into furniture. With their stunning motorised monitors and speakers, they really are at the cutting edge of technology integration and are an essential consideration if you are specifying technology into high end corporate spaces.
Gracing the showroom and straight from the Lammhults factory in Sweden we had Bau, a modular seating series finished in a glorious vibrant red fabric, this range can be employed as a solitary easy chair or combined to create a variety of seating configurations. Down at street level in our foyer we showed the Sunny chair, another Lammhults product that definitely takes the title for the most comfortable chair that you will ever sit in! So comfortable in fact that once visitors were ensconced, they didn’t want to leave!
Wednesday saw Chris Lefteri visit our showroom, Chris is a materials and sustainability expert, and he led a talk presenting his new publication Sustainable CMF Design. Chris gave us a fascinating understanding of new material technology and showed how materials can be utilised in a truly sustainable way. He also dispels some myths about recycling that frequently populate this subject. Thanks Chris, we are now that much more knowledgeable, and we really look forward to seeing you again next year!
Other exhibits attracting attention included SpaceShifter, a flexible room divider storage planter. Designed by MF Design Studio and made by Workbench, SpaceShifter has a multitude of configuration options and introduces the natural calm of beautiful green foliage into the workplace. Pogo also proved popular, this compact drop-in VC table with class leading environmental credentials is an incredibly useful addition to any flexible office space, enabling users to access video conferencing facilities with the convenience of an electric rise and fall worktop. And our range of Genie pedestal tables can’t go without a mention, with their absolutely striking Smile Plastics tops.
The focus on new trends was apparent with the use of high quality, natural materials, often giving durability levels that exceed manmade counterparts. Thinning of timber sections to reduce material usage, and developing products that have a clear component form so that individual parts can be replaced rather than the whole product.
A big thank you to everyone who came to see us and made the event such a success. If you didn’t make it this time our showroom is available for visits with our team always on hand to guide you and assist with any queries that you may have.