Clerkenwell Design Week
Just a short walk from our London office lies Clerkenwell, home to an abundance of creative agencies, showrooms and architecture firms, most of which take part in Clerkenwell Design Week each May. Now in its 10th year, the three day festival welcomes thousands of visitors to explore new designs, visit exhibitions and unique spaces, attend workshops, designer talks and events.
We visited with our FM partner, Envirotech, to have a guided tour of the latest workplace furniture, to see how designers are adapting traditional office fixtures to a much more contemporary approach, suitable to fit within the flexible workplace movement.
What was fascinating about this years festival was seeing the brilliant innovation from designers and brands who have created new products to fit within small unique spaces, tackle noise pollution, offer communal desk spaces and eco-friendly meeting pods.
During our tour we visited sophisticated German brand 'Brunner Group' who have created intelligently designed furniture to tackle the changing work environment without compromising on style.
Their brand matra printed in their show room describes...
“Where conventional workplaces continue to disintegrate and develop into something new, flexibility is more important than ever. Working processes are becoming increasingly interactive and digitalised. A playful alternation between sitting and standing, a clear design language in the midst of lively creativity.”
We couldn't agree more!