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Celebrating its 10th year, CDW has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading design festivals. Here we bring you a selection of what you can expect to find in those showrooms and exhibition spaces this month.
Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has, for a decade now, created a showcase of leading UK and international brands, presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations across the borough. Celebrating its 10th year, CDW has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading design festivals.
British design brand Deadgood are set to celebrate their 15th birthday during Clerkenwell Design Week. The company will launch new furniture, lighting and finishes within a completely refreshed Old Street showroom. New products on show include a bold installation of the Bristol light, designed inhouse, alongside the Laps stool, Deadgood’s second collaboration with British designers, SmithMatthias. The company will also showcase a new powder coating finish, aptly titled ‘Get Wasted’. Over the last decade and a half Deadgood has cemented its reputation as one of the go-to brands within the architecture and design community. Their key values of fun, quality and a proud sense of local provenance have become more and more relevant to the commercial sector over recent years. Have a dead good birthday!
Founded in 1984 in Australia, Thinking Works was the first designer of height adjustable desks in the country. Still ahead of the curve, it designs and manufactures workstations, acoustic furniture and quirky seating solutions, all with the open-minded curiosity that underpins its approach to furniture. This year the company launches Stix – a height-adjustable and fixed-height desking solution inspired by the honest and simplistic construction of bamboo scaffolding – and Screenliner, a world-first acoustic desk screen inspired by aeronautical interior design that features integrated storage, built-in power and inductive charging facilities, as well as concealed power management and ambient lighting.
The new Calyx lounge chair is a design that evokes a mid-century air; a practical all-rounder, which is as comfortable as it looks and feels. The foam-wrapped cushioned steel frame and additional, loose-fitted seat cushion guarantee a secure and comfortable sitting experience. Featuring high quality engineering and comfort, combined with an affordable mid-price range, Calyx cuts just as good a figure in modern, open plan office landscapes as it does in a public space, hotel or residential setting. With a variable choice of frames and an opulent selection of fabrics, Calyx fits harmoniously into every setting, making its own distinctive mark.
British furniture manufacturer MARK Product is teaming up with 10 architecture and interior design firms to re-interpret its Loops chair. With its distinct aesthetic, the Loops collection was launched by MARK last year and can be used to create character in many settings. The firms taking part have been given the option to specify Kvadrat fabric, graphically print or take a hands-on approach to modifying the chair, with the final products displayed at an exhibition in the MARK Product showroom. Designed by Studiomama, the chair sits alongside a sofa and table in the collection.
sixteen3 will be showcasing Calvert – the Mixology award-winning space division system, at its stand at Project, introducing new finishes and accessories, whilst highlighting the flexibility and adaptability of the system. Steel frame walls act as room dividers, with the louvre-style grid pattern diffusing visibility between areas without creating a definite wall. Accessories, such as display cubes, shelves, AV boxes, dry-wipe surfaces and upholstered panels, along with benches and desk surfaces, can be incorporated to add flexible functionality. Infinitely scalable, the system can grow, adapt and be reconfigured as spaces evolve, and can be used to create landscapes from simple partitions to all-encompassing ‘room-within-aroom’ environments.
KI Europe makes its Clerkenwell Design Week debut this year with a pop-up showroom at the landmark Paxton Locher House on Clerkenwell Green. KI’s radically evolved 800 Series modular shelving system will be on display, alongside the enhanced Work2.1 sit/stand workstations, the new Grafton seating collection and the new stackable Hatton chair. There will also be an installation by designer Freyja Sewell, a past recipient of the annual KI Award and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Freyja has created the versatile, beautiful ‘Kumo Baffle’ – an acoustic treatment made with PET felt that can be mounted on walls or ceilings.
The award-winning LUCTRA VITAWORK is an intelligent luminaire that flexibly adapts to the changing lighting environment. With the help of high luminous flux levels and unique asymmetrical light distribution, it can be used in any workplace instead of overhead ceiling lights. The lamp can be manually adjusted via the glass touch panel or controlled automatically via its presence and light intensity sensors. VITAWORK provides exceptional visual comfort as well as a cost and energysaving solution. You can see the LUCTRA range in a number of Clerkenwell showrooms: Bene, Haiken, Hunts, Kinnarps, Koplus and Tsunami Axis.
Forbo will launch two fresh and exciting textile collections, Flotex Colour and Tessera Chroma at CDW. Flotex Colour presents a rejuvenated palette of 96 hues, spanning from subtle shades to vibrant colour pops, and also includes a new design, Canyon. Now available in sheet, tile and plank, the collection offers ultimate design flexibility. In addition, Forbo will bring a new carpet tile, Tessera Chroma, to the market; a semi-plain, textured loop range comprising 27 sophisticated and trend led shades to complement contemporary interiors. With the revitalisation of Forbo’s Marmoleum Marbled back in January, 2019 really is a celebration of colour!
Within today’s increasingly interconnected and global world of work, businesses are searching for new ways to facilitate both collaboration and more effective working practices. This CDW, Orangebox will be presenting an updated Smartworking landscape – one that addresses the challenges and opportunities of today so that we can meet the needs of 2020 and beyond. The space has been designed, over five floors, to host a rich diversity of work settings, from open collaboration to private, focused settings. Along with showcasing new products, Orangebox will be hosting workshops and seminars throughout the event.
Camira will be celebrating mid-century modern throughout Clerkenwell Design Week. Shining a spotlight on the recent recreation of the textiles of Danish/American designer, Jens Risom, the Camira showroom will feature the wool-rich fabrics, Zap and Armadillo. Originally designed by Risom in the 1960s and reimagined by Camira for today’s commercial interiors, visitors will be able to explore these uniquely exciting textiles and the era of their creation through a number of different installations.
Brunner’s newly refurbished showroom will be welcoming visitors from London and further afield for this year’s CDW. At the company’s German headquarters, a brand new 6,500 sq m Innovation Centre has recently been completed, allowing the design and manufacture of its portfolio to be as innovative and efficient as possible. The brilliant, brand new RAY SOFT collection, alongside many other exciting products, will be available to view throughout the festival.
Capsule is an adaptable, all-in-one, power, data and mobile device charging module. Simple and elegant in appearance, it offers illuminated switches, push button resettable fuses, USB Type A charging and adaptable fast charging USB Type C connections. Capsule also offers removable covers for adapting the unit with a full range of data connectivity, including fixings for Cat 6 data and HDMI as required. Capsule is featured and available at the CMD showroom on Charterhouse Street during this year’s CDW.
Parkside, the design-led tile specification company, will be launching Sequel by Alusid, a sustainable tile range featuring 98% recycled content, at CDW. Available in three sizes and three appealing colours, the unique combination of ingredients in each tile, coupled with human involvement at every stage in the manufacturing process, ensures that each tile maintains a distinct, handcrafted quality, with no two ever appearing quite the same. Parkside is also launching several exclusive tile collections at its recently opened Clerkenwell showroom – an impressive light-filled hub for the design community, complete with a café, tile gallery, design studio and coworking space.
These are exciting times for Workbench, as the company moves into its new studio; a collaborative space for architects, designers and clients to view product, explore the latest materials, develop ideas and create new design details in a dynamic= environment. With new bespoke product to see, as well as furniture from the standard range, Workbench has endless solutions for corporate interiors – so go and take a look.
Flexx is a modular system with columns that is available in various heights. Additionally, a variety of shelving materials can be specified. The Trak table, meanwhile, has a light, elegant feel thanks to its birch plywood construction. The metal brace bars ensure rigidity. Rigg will also show a low, complementary version.
PLY, with its innovative use of birch plywood and laminate, takes the traditional desktop power module in an exciting new design direction. PLY offers a choice of either premium Alpine white or dark grey matt laminate front trim to contrast or complement the black socket fascia and mounting bracket. As a stylish finishing touch, a black and white rayon braided power cord can also be specified. PLY is available in both vertical two-gang and horizontal three-gang versions, with a choice of international AC power sockets, OE’s class leading TUF 25W twin USB fast charger and data and AV sockets. The integral powder coated steel clamp bracket enables desk edge or through desk mounting.
People are at the heart of what Verco does. Only through understanding the individual’s needs does the company create the perfect products for its partners. This approach tempers Verco’s wealth of experience and expertise with meeting the needs of its partners to create beautifully considered products. From the current thinking around the modern, connected workplace and designed to be a responsive and comprehensive compilation of beautifully simple products, Verco’s Clerkenwell showroom collection addresses the future need for an eclectic mix of work spaces within the workplace that echoes the comfort and wellbeing of home and promotes a creative, collaborative spirit.
A new sofa and easy chair for urban spaces, Young – by British designer Michael Young –dives into the Swedish design sensibility and simplicity in Michael’s first collaboration with Offecct. Every angle and element of this sofa and easy chair has been carefully thought out. Quilted textile covers the soft seating, which rests on a delicately shaped wooden frame. The size, appearance and function makes Young suitable for public spaces and hospitality areas, as well as offices and domestic spheres where space is limited. The Young Sofa is available to view in the Flokk Showroom on Central Street.
With PUREis3, Interstuhl is leading the way in a new era of active sitting. The ultra-innovative swivel chair supports the user’s movements in all directions. This 360-degree manoeuvrability is all down to a new and unique material integrated into the ‘smart spring technology’ of the chair. The special composition of polyamide and glass fibre has been meticulously developed and extensively tested by Interstuhl. The outcome is that the PUREis3 is a dynamic and agile chair that does not need any manual adjustments and adapts intuitively to anyone who sits on it.
CBS will be launching its new entry-level monitor arm, Lima, which continues the company’s legacy of human-focused, awardwinning design. Lima is all about ease. From arriving in one box, making it quick to order and dispatch, to requiring the minimum of tools to install it, Lima can be specified with ease. When it comes to usability, Lima’s screen height can be adjusted with the push of a button. And, as the needs of a workspace grow, Lima can evolve from a single to dual solution by sliding an additional arm onto the post. Easy.
Hitch Mylius will be launching a collection of booth and privacy sofas and chairs for CDW, providing comfortable and elegant seating that is designed to meet the flexible needs of our working environments. The new collection, hm19/ Reveal is available as a single and 1.5-seat chair, a 2-, 2.5- and 3-seat sofa. When combined with modular side and booth panels, a compact corner unit, integrated tables and power options, Reveal provides sanctuary for private working as well as space for collaboration. Designed in-house and made at the company’s north London factory, Reveal offers the quality and meticulous detail that is synonymous with this established brand.
Clerkenwell Design Week will see the exclusive reveal of Protocol’s newly launched modular seating range, AirWave. New to the UK market by highly acclaimed designer, Charles Godbout, AirWave is designed to help create a selection of spaces to include collaborative working, casual meetings, breakout areas and private pods. Visitors can experience the comfort and versatility the seating range offers whilst seeing the ‘waves’ come to life as Protocol displays a number of different configurations. The models, which include ottomans, benches, lounge chairs and sofas, feature wireless charging, USB ports and UKF power sockets, so you can sit back and relax in AirWave whilst conveniently charging your devices.
Interface will bring together its family of carbon neutral flooring, from carpet tile to LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) and nora rubber flooring for CDW. The products are the embodiment of the manufacturer’s Climate Take Back mission, which is focused on creating a climate fit for life. Among the flooring on display will be the newly launched Ice Breaker carpet tile collection, which mimics the effect of scratched ice to help create simple, nature inspired workplaces. It is designed to be installed in a non-directional pattern and can be used seamlessly alongside both LVT and rubber flooring.
Tarkett invites visitors to experience The Great Indoors at its Great Sutton Street showroom throughout Clerkenwell Design Week, offering a packed programme of thought-provoking workshops and panel discussions, all inspired by The Great Indoors concept. Visitors will be invited to ‘Meet the Designers’ behind some of Tarkett’s newest collections, including the recently expanded DESSO Desert AirMaster range, which is designed to improve indoor air quality. CDW will also see the launch of Tarkett’s new research report, Rethinking Workplace: UK Focus, which explores the wants and needs of office workers.
Boss will be unveiling an exciting new line-up that reaffirms its reputation for design excellence at this year’s CDW festival. Bringing new products to the fore from each of its three brands – Boss Design, Lyndon & Komac – the Boss showroom will be a hive of activity over the three days, with visitors having exclusive first time viewing to a collection of new seating products alongside other established products from the portfolio. Ranges new to Boss Design include an exciting collection of tub and lounge seating, DNA, which has been designed in-house, and a monoshell plastic work café chair, Saint, designed by established designers John Bennett and Giovanni Ingignoli.
Future offices must provide employees with differentiated, versatile work environments offering supportive settings for a variety of activities. Activity Based Working is very much the order of the day – and, with this in mind, Wiesner-Hager has developed an innovative interior design concept perfectly suited to agile businesses. m.zone consists of individual elements such as room dividers, modular and standalone furniture pieces, which can be combined flexibly to create new working environments to suit client’s individual ideas and needs. m.zone is ideal for a wide range of application areas within the office architecture.
Bisley is pleased to be launching a number of new products and collaborations to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of their flagship showroom. The next wave of innovations are designed to inspire imagination and productivity beyond the traditional workstation – from BOB, the first all-wood product from Bisley, to Be, the new dual aspect, creative solution that produces perfect combinations for a connected workspace. There is also a programme of CDW events designed to stimulate discussion, including talks from Workhorse founder, Alastair Badman, and an interactive breakfast session with Craig Jones, founder and director of Jones & Partners.
Max designs and manufactures workplaces that have ‘that special something’. With the ability to adapt to the evolving workplace, Max is able to produce the perfect solution to individual and budgetary requirements. Max Furniture’s market leading product is Hush Office, an acoustic booth family that form agile, independent workspaces for telephone conversations, focus areas and meetings. The company’s crafted furniture portfolio also offers many other innovative products, such as the Stand-Up workstation, which was awarded the Red Dot Award, and the Tea executive chair range, another Red Dot Award and German Design Award winner.
Exhibiting in Project at this year’s CDW, IVC is officially launching to the UK’s A&D community, showcasing its impressive flooring solutions, designed and made entirely in-house. With carpet tile, LVT and heterogeneous sheet vinyl, IVC’s flooring solutions are diverse – and capable of equipping an entire office with high-performance products. From carpet tile for working and meeting spaces, to LVT in receptions and breakouts, and sheet vinyl for a seamless look, IVC manufactures its floors in Belgium, as part of Europe’s largest manufacturer of carpet tile, LVT and heterogeneous floors.
Amtico will be returning to CDW for a fourth year to showcase its extensive collections of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and carpet, while demonstrating how its wide selection of products can be used together to create showstopping integrated designs. This year, Amtico will be exhibiting in the Project pavilions at the Garden of St. James. The company’s stand will feature displays of its loose-lay Access range, its flagship Signature collection and its recently launched Colour Anchor carpet collection.
Offering users security, comfort and innovation, the form and function of Capsule is inspired by a cocoon. Kateryna Sokolova designed Capsule to offer a stylish solution to the increasing need for concentration and privacy in office environments. In large office spaces, Capsule is a stylish object that creates privacy without being completely cut off from its surroundings. Users can make phone calls or read without being disturbed. An additional advantage is that Capsule absorbs ambient noise, which benefits the acoustics in the space.
Davison Highley will bring innovative, contemporary style this Clerkenwell Design Week with the launch of a new sofa and chair range. Eevie is inspired by global trends in hospitality design, bringing boutique hotel chic to the workplace. CDW will also see the official launch of Bertie – a lightweight movable stool weighing under 5kg, featuring a stylish leather handle – and Chime, an extension of the successful Bloid seating, now reimagined as a sofa, armchair and chaise range, with soft organic lines, designed to be placed in clusters to form intimate and luxurious collectives.
With potential buyers expecting materials and fittings of the highest quality, from brand names they can recognise and trust, the new Slim range of surface coverings from Cosentino offers designers, house builders and developers a simple way to create an on-trend look without breaking the budget. Great for creating a uniform finish, Dekton Slim surfaces are available in slab sizes up to 3200 x 1400mm. Dekton Slim offers the same technical properties as standard Dekton, including a high resistance to scratches, staining and low porosity, all ensuring easy cleaning. What’s more, due to its thin thickness and ultralightweight properties, the Slim surfaces are easier to cut and transport, making it possible to save money on installation.
Edge Design will be showing new and exciting collaborative and coworking products for CDW 2019. During the event, Edge will be launching two new ranges, Open and Polka, with an addition to the Cicero range, which was showcased for the first time last year. Through a series of events, presentations and talks from architects, interiors designers and smart technology experts at its Great Sutton Street showroom, Edge will also be exploring the workplace of the future, where creative thinking becomes the principle activity.
Following last year’s resounding success, Umbrella Furniture will once again open its doors as ‘Umbrella + Friends’. Key features include the Clair Sofa by Edsbyn, the GRID Sofa by Established & Sons, Viccarbe’s Quadra Chair and the Extinct Animal Collection by Moooi wallcovering. There will be a breakfast tour of all the settings in the showroom on Tuesday morning, providing an opportunity to see highlights from the Stockholm and Milan fairs. The Umbrella Talk, hosted by our very own Mick Jordan on Wednesday afternoon, will also concentrate on the development of the workplace and the products associated with its progression.
Kvadrat Soft Cells solutions seamlessly integrate with a suite of complementary products. NODE coordinates building services devices, such as sprinklers, lights and speakers, into a family of circular nodes, which harmonise with the overall aesthetic of the project. Born out of collaboration between Fosters & Partners, Price and Soft Cells, the standardised size, look and infrastructure requirements of individual components and appliances has radically simplified M&E complexity, allowing architects to effortlessly integrate M&E systems into a design scheme. NODE can be seamlessly integrated into any Kvadrat Soft Cells solution, regardless of the fitting method, allowing for infinite creative flexibility of both acoustics and M&E systems.
Wellbeing is at the core of Milliken’s design ethos; creating flooring with superior acoustic performance and exceptional underfoot comfort. For CDW, Milliken will be launching Comfortable Concrete 2.0, which uses the concrete aesthetic as its starting point but moves way beyond these origins with biophilic colours and forms inspired by the extremes of nature. Extensions of Milliken’s popular Clerkenwell and Colour Compositions will also be showcased, while there will be a ‘Chasing Happiness’ panel discussion, the Milliken Great Big Clerkenwell Design Week Quiz, as well as ‘writing for wellbeing’ and ‘drawing for happiness and wellbeing’ workshops.
For the 10th anniversary of CDW, Arper will be presenting its newest collections to the UK market. Paravan by Lievore Altherr is a modular collection of sound absorbing panels to support focus, concentration and collaboration. With its combinations of graceful lines and graphic colour combinations, Paravan is ideally suited for lounge, coworking spaces and contract use. The sculptural form of the collection is amplified by Paravan Mood. This set of accessories is designed to collect and display personal items and objects of inspiration, adding a personal touch and an additional layer of personalisation.
Throughout CDW 2019, Shaw Contract will be exploring the way people interact and move within spaces under the collaborative theme of FLOW. Alongside a series of installations, talks and workshops, visitors will also get to experience new and innovative products, including Concrete + Composed – a Rigid Core LVT Collection for the UK, European, Middle East and Africa markets. Textured concrete meets rich wood grain in this collection for modern, eye-catching interiors. Concrete + Composed offers four textured concrete tones in a 47 x 61cm tile size for Concrete, and 10 rich wood grain tones in a 18 x 122cm plank for Composed. Helping you work better anywhere
Morgan will be launching two new collaborative projects, combining refined skills and expertise at CDW. The architectural Rakino collection, by designer Tim Rundle, juxtaposes soft sculpted upholstery with a strong, low line frame. The clean= linear structure emphasises crisp timber detailing born from a dialogue between the precision of CNC manufacturing and a handcrafted finish. Morgan has also collaborated for a second time with artist Mark McClure to create a selection of feature coffee tables. The tables are characterised by strong geometric inlay tops with splashes of brass, combining Mark’s signature use of mixed material and graphic lines with the Goodwood collection’s sculptural forms.
Conection’s Great Sutton Street showroom will unveil a redesign, exploring emerging styles of work from coworking, focused working and social working spaces. Connection will demonstrate its experimental space design ethos through the use of furniture and technology, coupled with the fusion of materials and colour influences. Alongside the showroom redesign, visitors will see the launch of five new product ranges focused on agile working, movement and the use of environmentally conscious materials.
ege’s Industrial Landscape collection has been created in collaboration with esteemed designer, Tom Dixon. As an eternal source of inspiration, the collection mirrors historic London, with the raw, rough, elements that made up the city. The stunning new designs, Coal and Iron, interpret important pillars of the Industrial Revolution: Coal, the dark and mysterious substance that powered the age. Iron, the metal surface generates a random-hued patination. The designs, available in broadloom and tile, are EN1307 compliant and suitable for multifunctional spaces. The tiles include the patented Ecotrust felt backing, an innovative production technique turning used water bottles into a durable PET felt.
CDW will be the launchpad for Knightsbridge Furniture’s 80th birthday celebrations. The stand at Projectv(PA8) will draw influence from wellbeing in the workplace, teamed with agile and collaborative workspaces.vThe Coupe collection pays homage to the elegance of art deco, with beautiful scallop detailing, whilevCaravelle has been relaunched from the archives. The collection consists of an armchair and sofa, which is designed around a past mid-century collection and would sit perfectly in the modern workplace. Visitors to the stand are also invited to enter a digital smartboard competition, where the winner will get to design their own piece of furniture.
Leading furniture designer and maker, Roger Lewis, has teamed up with HASSELL, Peldon Rose and Tribe Furniture to launch its ‘industry first’ bespoke offering – the Customiser app – at CDW. The three companies are the first to use the cutting-edge technology that enables designers to create tailor-made pieces for clients. Each team has been tasked with developing a completely unique design. Once created, the artwork will be printed onto the finest fabric, before being expertly hand-upholstered on the popular Roger Lewis Sintra chair. Following an exclusive unveiling ceremony, the three creations will go head to head, with visitors encouraged to vote for their favourite!
Ocee Design will proudly present its increasing portfolio of furniture designs at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. With a range of new collections, the showroom promises to tell a story that will inspire. Highlights will include iconic classics from the mid-century Ernest Race Heritage Collection, the latest in Scandinavian modular furniture, FourLikes, and the EcoLabel collection. Ocee will present how exceptional environments can be created using a combination of products from their international portfolio.
Materia will launch Alto at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. Designed by Mattias Stenberg, Alto’s unique character is its seating height (630mm), which is unusual for an easy chair/sofa range, adding a sense of poise and standing. It is a flexible range, including an easy chair, two-seater, three-seater and corner sofa, allowing you to combine different numbers of seats into a larger group, ideal for receptions, breakout settings, offices and café spaces. You can view Alto and meet the designer Mattias Stenberg at parent company Kinnarps’ Turnmill Street showroom throughout the week.
Say hello to Happy Rocker and a cornucopia of new designs at Sven’s inspirational Charterhouse Street Design Studio. Visitors can see beautiful, innovative furniture and learn how Sven’s combination of traditional craft skills and leading-edge machinery allows unique flexibility in meeting client needs. Established in 1974, Sven is a British designer and manufacturer of high-quality classic and contemporary office furniture, seating and workplace solutions for the fast-evolving workplace environment.
Senator is set to make a major impact at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week as it unveils five new products. Senator is consistently pushing the boundaries in terms of innovation, functionality and design. This means its products stand out in a busy marketplace and stay relevant in a consistently changing environment. And with its space planning service, led by Adrian Campbell, who will launch his book – ‘It’s All About Me’ – at CDW, Senator offers the complete workspace design package. The Senator range includes products created by its expert in-house design team and some of the most influential designers across the globe.
Premiering the perfectly imperfect pattern of the Fluid& carpet tile collection, modulyss will be exhibiting in Project at this year’s CDW. Possessing a wonderful sense of fluidity and movement, Fluid& is a progression of the mix and match approach to coordinated carpet tile collections, bringing designers an elegant flooring solution. Demonstrating the design depth and technical innovation found throughout its collection, modulyss will also present comfortBack, enhancing the life of carpet tiles while making them quieter and more comfortable. You’ll also be able to discover modulyss’ sustainable initiatives, including membership of Healthy Seas, CO2RE and the use of ECONYL regenerated yarns.
Ultraleather|Geom is a curated collection of colours brought to life with dimensional texture. Unique to the Ultraleather brand family, this new offering features a small-scale pattern reminiscent of sculpted honeycomb. With its unique tactility, the sleek grain is a delight for the senses and maintains the soft, supple hand exclusive to all Ultrafabrics. Geom is an intelligent, high-performance Ultrafabric, meticulously designed to provide designers with versatile options across all markets and applications.
Clerkenwell Design Week will see the launch of a number of exciting new Allermuir collaborations, with Benjamin Hubert, PearsonLloyd, Jonas Wagell and, of course, the Allermuir Design Team. Furthermore, they will be offering breakfast every morning at the Fox and Knot Street showroom, while the afternoons will see a classic combination of soulful house music, curated by Ella Durston, and a carefully selected drinks menu.
Modular furniture pioneer, Isomi, opens the door to its Farringdon showroom for the duration of CDW, inviting visitors to discover its growing range of reception desks, storage solutions and seating from in-house designer, Paul Crofts. Working in materials such as solid surface, concrete, hot rolled steel, Paul creates flexible, practical pieces characterised by sculptural contours and authentic materiality. Classic Isomi collections will be on display all week, including Isomi’s iconic solid surface desks, Mono and Fold, the Assembled storage family and a new iteration of its endlessly configurable Mono seating, upholstered in coral fabric.
Karndean will return to CDW2019 to present its modern interpretation of a live hospitality space, featuring bespoke designs, inspired by the natural world. With a prominent and central position within the Project venue in the garden of St James, Karndean will reveal an inspirational and bespoke floor, created to demonstrate the versatility of its authentic flooring designs. Fleur Carson, Karndean Designflooring’s Commercial Sales Director, says: ‘Karndean offers a huge range of designs that will complement and enhance your interior design so you can create inspirational spaces that your customers will want to share.’
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of CDW, Gresham has created ‘The Gresham Collection’ – a celebration of traditional, quality British craftsmanship combined with the flair of contemporary design. From Gresham’s extensive product range of office desking, seating, storage, screens and pods, leisure and breakout furniture, this collection has been curated to showcase an array of stand-out, inspiring pieces from the last 10 years, both new and old. The furniture combines supreme functionality, resourceful design and quality manufacturing to offer an all-inclusive solution to furniture requirements that not only creates a good environment but promote a great experience.
This Clerkenwell Design Week, Frem Group invites guests to its showroom to celebrate its 30-year anniversary. The Group will be hosting a birthday party throughout Clerkenwell Design week as it looks back over the past 30 years and forward towards the future. Visitors will be able to let their hair down amongst an array of their latest contemporary furniture collections and some stunning new launches – including the new Novus Collection and a new addition to the Impressions reception range. All of the Frem Group team will, of course, be on hand to offer expert advice and a warm welcome.
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