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Be ready to Clerkenwell Design Week

It starts tomorrow the Clerkenwell Design Week, until 24th May, in Loughton.

We let you with the program for tomorrow, in order to be aware of what’s going on!


Tuesday 22nd Open or Close


Ochre hosts an architects’ breakfast at their new showroom on Britton Street. By invite only. Until 11.00.

Bulo Belgium Waffle Breakfast at the newly transformed showroom. Let Cathy Warwick know if you are coming along at Until 11.00.

Altro CPD breakfast session: ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Defect-free construction is a major industry preoccupation. This seminar looks at the principal causes of failure and how to get your product selection and installation right first time. To register, e-mail

Orangebox ‘Why build walls?’ Presentation by designer Mark Partridge, on the issue of flexibility and acoustics in open plan workspaces.
Haworth workshop: ‘Living Stages – what can workplaces learn from theatre design?’ with RCA researcher Imogen Privett. To book, email
Desso ‘Where do great ideas come from?’ Presentation by Annemarie Piscaer, Desso designer on the inspiration behind the latest product collection, Patterns@Play.
Zip Presentation by Staverton design director Tony Cole and Craig Lambert from The Co-operative on the new Staverton CL clever bench. Followed by pastries and brews.
Thinking Ergonomix Happy Hour – walk away with a free lightweight Warrior stool! Until 12.00
Hands ‘A designer’s journey – the road from education to industry’. Presentation by Dr Lynn Jones, Head of the National School of Furniture, Langton Stead, furniture designer and this year’s MA students from the NSF. Buffet lunch from 12.30.
Interface ‘British Interior Design in the 21st Century’. Presentation hosted by Vanessa Brady, President of SBID


Assmann ‘How to deal with unwanted office noise’. Presentation until 13.00. Also experience the 4 Acoustic Hubs dependant on the need for control, communication, concentration or collaboration all showcased in their new showroom. Milliken World-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner, Alan Kitching Private View and Meet the Artists.
Figueras CPD session on the importance of considering seating when designing auditoria. To attend, email
Steelcase Explore the design partnership between Steelcase and Frank Lloyd Wright, including the iconic Johnson Wax building.

Orangebox ‘Boomers and Millennials’. Report by Gerard Taylor of Orangebox. As Millenials become a pre-eminent group within the workplace and retirement changes from a date in the calendar to a process – how do we realize a more diverse, more flexible, multi-generation workplace?
Zip ‘Hot Water’ RIBA CPD presentation by Zip’s David Hayhurst.
Thinking Ergonomix Happy Hour – walk away with a free lightweight Warrior stool! Until 14.00.
Interface ‘The influence of fashion trends on interiors’. Presentation by Nicola Palmer, University of Central Lancashire (winners of Graduate Fashion Week 2011).
The Gallery ‘Let’s go outside’. Presentation by artist Paul St George on why creativity in the public realm matters more than ever. With The Cass, London Metropolitan University.
 Domus Presentation and tour: ‘Porcelain Innovation_High resolution ceramic inkjet designs and sustainable materials’.

13.30 Milliken Letterpress printing workshop with Clerkenwell graphic design studio, Turnbull Grey.
Desso workshop: ‘How To Draw’ interactive drawing class led by DRAWINGATWORK director, Trevor Flynn. Until 14.30.
Assmann ‘Lighting – its contribution to office productivity’. Presentation until 14.00.

Zip ‘The convergence of work and home’. Presentation by architect, business woman and Apprentice 2012 candidate, Gabrielle Omar.
Koleksiyon A new relationship with plants in the urban environment’. Presentation by Mark Laurence of Biotecture, exploring the ecosystem services in the built environment and the psychological benefits.

14.30 Hands ‘A designer’s journey – the road from education to industry’. Presentation as 11.30.
Kusch+Co Seminar with designers of the 3000 Njord armchair Danish duo, Scaffidi & Johansen.

Haworth Workshop: ‘Living Stages – what can workplaces learn from theatre design?’ As 11.00. To book, email (limited spaces).
Orangebox ‘Smart Manufacturing – Orangebox makes things better’. Presentation by designer Gareth Banks, focusing on the dematerialisation of products, using less materials, fewer parts and fewer product miles – Do More for Less.
Desso workshop: ‘How To Draw’ interactive drawing class. As 13.30 session. Until 16.30.
Humanscale Display of projects from the London Metropolitan University that explores ‘hidden spaces’ in Whitechapel. At 15.00 judging panel of eminent experts will announce the winner of an internship with BDG architecture + design. 23 May British summer fete featuring stalls from some of Britain’s most exciting design talent. You can shop, take in a classic Ealing comedy and relax with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Milliken Letterpress printing workshop with graphic design studio Turnbull Grey. As 13.30.

Interface The concept designers present the inspiration behind Interface “Metropolis” collection in the context of colour and design.

Zip ‘Working in Clerkenwell’. Presentation by Stuart Piercy of Piercy & Co and Bryan Edmondson, Sea Design.
Toto Cream teas and tours of the showroom!
Planet Partitioning With showroom partners Clarke Rendall, Innerspace, Koehl Chairs, SmartGlass International. Showroom open cocktail evening and chance to win an iPad. Until 1900.

The Atkinson Group/Ocee ‘Design for better Acoustics – how design, layout and new technologies can shape the acoustic landscape of today’s workplace’. RIBA accredited CPD presentation by Mark Stevens, director of Acoustic Comfort, followed by a short talk by John Fleming on the London Re-Use Network discussing the placing of unwanted furniture to London’s charities and start-up businesses.


Fritz Hansen Hosts drinks at the B-Loose showroom to celebrate UK launch of ‘miniscule’, Fritz Hansen’s new chair by renowned designer Cecilie Manz. Until 20.00.
Orangebox ‘Boomers and Millennials’. Report by Gerard Taylor of Orangebox. As at 13.00.
Scin Drinks and Talk: ‘Key Material Trends Spring Summer 2013 by Mix Trends’ with speakers Hannah Malein, Colour Trend Creative and Lesley-Ann Blamire, CEO and Creative Director of Rezart.

Koleksiyon ‘How can furniture and the office environment meet the needs of new technology and new ways of working – an ergonomics perspective?’ Talk and informal workshop with Levent Caglar from FIRA. Followed by dealer event after party. Both by invite only.

Domus Gabriele Salvatori, art director of Alfredo Salvatori, presents ‘Natural Stones in Modern Architecture’, followed by Domus Aperitivo until 21.00. Guestlist only, register online at
Milliken World-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner, Alan Kitching Private View and Meet the Artists.
 Haworth Private launch party ‘Living Stages’ 6.00pm. Strictly invitation only. Contact

To celebrate the official launch of his new collection fro Modus, Designer Christopher Pillet will be ‘in conversation’ with Blueprint editor Johnny Tucker. Entry on a first come, first served basis.

Interface Speed presentation evening: an informal gathering in which to share ideas and network. Speakers include Alan Crawford, Crawford Partnerships, Gem Shandy, Features Editor at DE magazine and Vanessa Brady of SBID.
Karndean Designflooring To celebrate the opening of the new Order of St John exhibition area, Karndean Designflooring will be supporting a drinks reception. Please join us for a glass of fizz in the Order of St John Memorial Gardens.
 Knoll Reveals it’s stunning new collections fresh from Milan: the glamorous Platner Easy Chair, the stunning AA sofa range, exquisite new furniture by Marc Krusin, and finally the Schultz outdoor furniture collection. BBQ and bubbles, until 21.00. Email:


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