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London Calling

Inspired by Milan’s off-sites like Zona Tortona or Brera Design District, Clerkenwell is a success story of a design event built on London’s vibrant design community.


Clerkenwell Design Week’s nine-year history demonstrates the success of this particular formula in promoting a neighbourhood design district. Yet while Clerkenwell does not have the strong fundamentals of Milan’s Salone del Mobile events, London certainly does not lack any kind of dynamic traffic and attractions to support a design event without a proper co-located fair.

The three-day festival celebrates extraordinary British and international creativity housed across London’s historic Clerkenwell, hosting over 150 exhibitors including more than 100 permanent showrooms and six installations. Over 80 world-renowned design brands have their showrooms in the area including Arper, Bolon, Bulthaup, Poltrona Frau Group, USM and Vitra to name just a few.

www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/

Mr. Wattson│Nordium

This handmade LED lamp with coffee-coloured ash wood body and vintage car-inspired headlight invites interaction. Whether put in a relaxed and laidback position with both legs on the table or you dangled cheerfully with his legs on a shelf edge, the flexible joints give Mr. Wattson a lot of personality. https://nordium.uk

Loop Footstool│Cane-line

Loop is a modern and urban piece of furniture with a flexible use, either as a piece of art, a footstool, a coffee table or just for decoration. It is produced in rattan and comes in a black or natural version. www.cane-line.com

Outdoor Pod│The Meeting Pod

As the name implies, Meeting Pod manufactures meeting pods that provide private meeting space and breakout areas in open plan working and leisure environments. The modular designs enable two-person meeting pods to connect together providing four, six, eight-person or larger pod sizes. Outdoor pods with device charging facilities via solar panel option are available. www.themeetingpod.co.uk

 

Flex│Luctra

Luctra offers a mobile lamp flexible enough to be used in lounges, meeting points or simply at home. Thanks to rechargeable battery technology, the Flex lamp provides complete usage freedom. It has a weight of just 2 kg, a battery capacity of up to 25 hours and the lamp head can rotate 180 degrees. Flex is available in orange, black, white and aluminium. www.luctra.eu 

OVO Dining Table and Bench│Benchmark

As part of the British Collection, Benchmark is introducing a collection with a really soft geometry and tactile warmth, designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners. Appropriate for both domestic and commercial spaces, the collection comprises two dining table variants, accompanying benches, sideboard, shelving unit, high table, stool and occasional tables. www.benchmarkfurniture.com

 

Back Modular Seating│Sellex

Modular seating combinations are possible by using wooden finishes and paddings, linear compositions with others in a zig zag formation, or fully upholstered units with wooden strips. One of the peculiarities of Back Modular Seating is its eco-friendly recomposed oak wood shell, which comes from sustainably managed forests. www.sellex.es

Ondo│Casalis Architextiles

Casalis’ newest textile collection in Trevira polyester designed by Aleksandra Gaca specifically for the contract market, Ondo provides visual, tactile and even acoustic solutions as it muffles and absorbs sound. The panels feature new geometric structures and dramatic contrasts in colour and finish. Three dimensional woven textiles available in 16 different colourways combine both craft and high-tech elements in a seamless process, using more sustainable materials. www.casalis.be

Tropical Leaf│Lincrusta

This collection was created combining current trends with themes from Lincrusta’s140-year history. A collaboration with wallpaper designer Karen Beauchamp, the calming Palm pattern features contemporary floral motifs both for commercial and residential stylish settings. www.lincrusta.com

 

WW Armrest chair│Hayche

The WW Armchair Colour Series, created in collaboration with Brighton-based branding agency Studio Makgill, is a bold experimentation in colour, typical of the studio’s adventurous creative ethos and is available in a selection of six colourways. The concept and name refer to Windsor and Wire, a nod to the collection’s lines and materials. The armrests are a flowing continuation of the back’s metal bars, gently wrapping around both sides of the seat. www.hayche.com

Chrona│Graypants

Mimicking the phosphorescent envelope found around stars, Chrona lights create a luminous glow by combining spun brass and diffused acrylic. With a variety of configurations in both horizontal and vertical orientations, the pendants can be clustered together to make constellations or individually hung to accentuate any space. Currently, all products in the Chrona series are available in either brass or stainless steel, with a spun or highly polished finish, and in diameters ranging from six to 17 inches. www.graypants.com

Nook│ Nook

Offering an oasis of calm in the noisy workspace or event environment, the carefully dimensioned roof and attention to acoustic materials makes Nook feel cozy and calm, while its openness and flexibility keep it inviting and welcoming. A Nook comes in many fabric colour options and includes power sockets, USB outlets, a task lamp at desk level and colour changeable overhead LED lighting in a 3-D printed lampshade. www.nookpod.com

Nature│Titian Touch

Titian Touch reimagines the light switch. Offering a range of touchplates in an array of materials, finishes and colours, the system is easy to install, suitable for wet areas and comes standard with a two-way memory dimmer. Each touchplate is customizable and the bean’s shape recalls natural patterns. www.titiantouch.com