Five Faves From Clerkenwell Design Week 2017
This year marked the eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week and now houses more than 200 international brand within seven exhibition venues and more then 90 showrooms. This is one of the most important events on the global design calendar and is hosted across the whole of Clerkenwell; London’s premier design district.
Many brands chose to launch new products or open new show rooms during this period and the festival has more than 300 events over three days. We attend as many events as possible across the three days each year and here are the five things we enjoyed the most...
1) HÅG and Hack the Senses present Lekeplass, a playground to bend your senses
HÅG invited us to their showroom to partake in a collab with Hack the Senses in which we got to challenge our senses in a range of playful and interactive encounters, including assigning colours to smells, slam-dunking (mostly badly) using reverse image VR and trying to see with sound.
2) KAZA Concrete Weave tiles by Note Design Studio
Domus hosted the global launch of Weave from KAZA Concrete. Designed by the award-winning Swedish designers at Note Design Studio, Weave is a 3D concrete tile inspired by traditional weaving techniques. All of the KAZA Concrete 3D tiles are interesting but we particularly love the colours and soft, fabric like quality of this commercial grade surface.
3) Creating human-centric spaces talk at Interface showroom
This talk was given by partner organisations involved in the development of Europe’s first WELL Building Standard project. The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) works across 8 categories to address not only the design and operations of buildings, but also how they impact and influence human behaviours related to health and well-being. These categories are Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, Mind and Innovation.
4) Urban Meadow
Urban Meadow (sponsored by BLOOMON and in collab with Voice of Colour) was a whimsical flower installation transforming ‘imagination into splendour’ using nearly 10,000 fresh stems. It was designed to create a meadow that emerges fearlessly from the concrete streets of London! Biophilia is a clear trend this year and we are really welcoming this move towards more natural environments which promote wellbeing.
5) Bolon showroom
As usual, Bolon put on a great spread and the prosecco was flowing which tempted us in to their showroom! Whilst there, we loved the rainbow of colours on display as part of their ‘Bolon by you’ design tool which takes you through a simple 3-stage process that leads to your own personally designed flooring.