Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May 2016)
Last month our Interiors team descended on London to join 35,000 other individuals from the design community to attend the 8th annual Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW16).
Clerkenwell has the greatest concentration of office furniture showrooms in the world, with exhibitors coming from as far afield as Australia, Brazil and Turkey. There were over 300 exhibiting brands on display this year, many of whom brought new, forward-thinking products and ways of working.
As you’d expect, seating of all shapes and sizes was in abundance: soft seating to encourage agile working, booth seating to aid collaboration & impromptu meetings, and plenty of breakout and social furniture. The variety of desking products on display highlighted the current need for sit/stand options within the workplace and natural wood finishes were everywhere.
Living Walls and Biophilic design were also on show and added an interesting focal point to many exhibitor’s showrooms, giving us some great ideas to take back to our clients.
There were plenty of task chairs and operational seats on show too, providing a welcome excuse to rest our feet while testing! These portable Vitra stools work brilliantly to help maintain movement and prevent static working posture, and are fully height adjustable to complement sit-stand desks. The majority of “standard” task chairs were mesh back which incorporate both aesthetics and ergonomics to provide a stylish and breathable design.
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