Clerkenwell Design Week - 2019

  • HAWORTHHAWORTH
  • AERISAERIS

DAY 3 // Contract office furniture 

My top picks today for furniture that inspires creativity in the workplace: 

Be sure to check out these international brands: 

1. HAWORTH

 Creating beautiful and memorable spaces,  transforming them into a destination where people can work because it makes them feel good

https://www.haworth.com/

2. AERIS 

"How you sit is how you feel"  -  this office chair is so comfortable, and is designed so that you have to sit up straight  -  great for your posture! 

https://www.aeris.ch

3. CONNECTION

Designing and manufacturing intelligent furniture that addresses the ever-changing needs of space requirements... a lovely mix of wood and felt. 

www.connection.uk.com

4. ESTABLISHED & SONS 

I love this LUCIO LOUNGE by Sebastian Wrong as it combines maximum comfort with minimum weight. The result ?  A super-comfortable lounge chair that’s easy to move and has a distinctive, graphic profile. 

http://establishedandsons.com/

 

Lemonnier Guillaume Agence 14 Septembre
› Lemonnier Guillaume

INSTALLATION // Office hockey

Who said office chairs were boring? 

The iconic Aeron chair by Herman Miller certainly proves this isn't the case...  a real American sport comes to Clerkenwell this week. 

#workhardplayhard 

Spotted at: Herman Miller, Brewhouse Yard

 

 

  • OndarettaOndaretta
  • OndarettaOndaretta
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› Lemonnier Guillaume

My favourite today : Ondaretta

 Spanish furniture brand Ondaretta have a beautiful collection in contemporary hues and clean lines. Using raw materials and inspired but the surfaces, that adapt to our shape and movement, like sand on a beach.  The way their furniture is configurated aims to bring people closer together, establish links and strengthen relationships... bringing charm and comfort to meeting and facilitate conversations. 

A creative collection for creative types -  I'm feeling inspired!  

https://www.ondarreta.com/es/products

 

  • The classicThe classic
  • Slient Lap, DESIGN FIELDSSlient Lap, DESIGN FIELDS
  • Space RepublicSpace Republic
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› Mitchell Rebecca

TREND  // The pod : the next generation phone box?

The famous red phone booth is everywhere in London - and its taking over all the contract showrooms too!

It's back, but in an office version. Things getting a bit hectic? Your neighbouring colleague speaking too loudly? Phones going off all at once?  
After a rise in open space plan offices, workers are now looking for some peace and quiet...  meet the pod.

We've spotted a huge range of different models, here's our top selection. 

 

  • KIOSK scenographyKIOSK scenography
  • GienGien
  • Flax acoustic panel, PLA by VarianFlax acoustic panel, PLA by Varian
  • Chers Parisien by Maison Fragile / Ober Surfaces Chers Parisien by Maison Fragile / Ober Surfaces
  • Sammode Studio x Pierre Guariche Sammode Studio x Pierre Guariche
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› Bréas Laurène

KIOSK Pop Up // Made in France design

At 14 Septembre we like to do things differently!

KIOSK is not just online!  It's also a beautiful showcase of Made in France brands at our pop up showroom. 

We were proud to display work by our clients, in a bespoke scenography by the 14 Septembre creative studio. 

  -  Maison Fragile

 -  Gien 

 -  Sammode Studio 

 - Ober Surfaces

 - CELC - The European Federation of Flax and Hemp 

 -  Maiori 

 

Clerkenwell Design Week - 2019 - May 23 - Thursday - 14 Septembre
Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

TALKS // Conversations at Clerkenwell : Wellbeing in the workplace

A hot topic this week - improving workplace environments through business strategy, design and products created with the intention of enhancing our wellbeing at work . 

We listened to On Office editor Jessica-Christin Hametner, chairing a fascinating talk with speakers 
 Jenny Jones,  Aki Soudunsaari and Neil Tomkinson to discuss how adaptable lighting, choice of colour, better air quality, nature and greenery and localised/personalised customisation can contribute to our emotional and physical states at work. The conclusion: create interiors that look after all of our senses for a happier and healthier work-life balance. 

 

Clerkenwell Design Week - 2019 - May 23 - Thursday - 14 Septembre
Bréas Laurène Agence 14 Septembre
› Bréas Laurène

We interviewed Carrie Maxwell, part of the Once Upon A Time project. The result of a collaboration between Clerkenwell Design Week students from the Chelsea College of Arts illustrating historical tales of Clerkenwell. 

 

What were your inspirations?

 

My initial idea for this project was to get to know the meat market first. So after research about Smithfield Market’s history, as well as visiting the market during opening hours (Mon-Fri, 2am-8am). The workers and shoppers of Smithfield really inspired me! It would not be a market without the workers and shoppers. So, I decided to documents and celebrate worker’s hands from Smithfield Market.

 

Your top 3 street arts in London?

 

Let it go/ angry Stik by Stik on Grimsby Street. It is a great spot to capture wild Instagram poser on a Sunday on an off street of brick lane as well a Pokemon go gym, very entertaining spot!

 

To be honest, Grimsby Street is probably my favourite spot to check out street art whenever I’m visiting Brick Lane Sunday Market. It is a good retreat from the busy Market! 

 

Big fan of Cityzenkane’s work! You can always spot his work around London from small to large scale!

Clerkenwell Design Week - 2019 - May 22 - Wednesday - 14 Septembre
Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

Talks highlight // Darc Thoughts - Women in Design 

Speakers from left to right:  Great Smetoniute, Faye Robinson, Lauren Lever, Katia Kolovea and Anna Kharchenkova 

We caught up with 5 ambassadors of WOMEN IN LIGHTING  after their inspiring talk. 

Thanks ladies and keep up the good work!

www.womeninlighting.com 

#iamawomanoflight

Spotted at: TALK // Darc Thoughts 

  • Bert FrankBert Frank
  • Solus CeramicsSolus Ceramics

Top new showrooms 

Clerkenwell is the centre of design in London and continues to grow!
Here's my pick of recent additions to this lively neighbourhood. 

1. Bert Frank 

Made in the West London, this award-winning British luxury lighting brand founded in 2013 by designer, Robbie Llewellyn and metalwork factory owner, Adam Yeats. I love the influence fo the industrial era but with a contemporary twist.

67 Farringdon Road 

http://www.bertfrank.co.uk

2. Deadgood 

 

Collection of modern furniture, lighting and  interior produced with personality and designed and made in Britain.

46 Old Street

https://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk

3. Solus Ceramics

A leading supplier of commercial wall and floor tiles there is a huge range (more than 100,000!)  porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal and natural stone products. I love this selection with a ceramic 3D effect.

80 Clerkenwell Road 

http://solusceramics.com/

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fritz Hansen pop up at Zaha Hadid Gallery Fritz Hansen pop up at Zaha Hadid Gallery
  • Fritz Hansen pop up at Zaha Hadid Gallery Fritz Hansen pop up at Zaha Hadid Gallery
Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

A great woman that has changed design history - Zaha Hadid. 

For CDW, Fritz Hansen collaborates with the famous architect's gallery to present "Shaping Reality Through Time" -  an exploration of design evolution -  showcasing a whole range of iconic chairs by the Danish brand. A highlight:  Jacobsen's Series 7 chair, reinterpreted by ZHD 2015. 

Just gorgeous! 

  • The Prototype Bag in collaboration with Carlos QuinonesThe Prototype Bag in collaboration with Carlos Quinones
  • Sketch of prototypeSketch of prototype
  • Mohammed and Naseera Naeem, restaurateurs originally from Mazar Mohammed and Naseera Naeem, restaurateurs originally from Mazar

Exhibition // What would you take? 

I loved this installation by Studio Egret West, that provokes conversation around the themes of place, possessions, memory and belonging. A powerful experience that explores the relationship between essentials for refugees (food and shelter) and the cultural historic (traditions and memories). What happens when the initial panic is over ? How does one survive and reestablish human dignity. 

Not to be missed. 

 

 

Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

ITW // Women in Design  - LAUREN LEVER from FOUNDRY

Industry activists WOMEN IN LIGHTING  is an inspirational digital platform profiling women working in the field of lighting design. 

We caught up with 5 women on their panel  of ambassadors  to find out more about their work and the role of women in design. 

www.womeninlighting.com 

#iamawomanoflight

Spotted at: TALK // Darc Thoughts 

Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

ITWS  // Women in Design  - FAYE ROBINSON from  ENIGMA LIGHTING

Industry activists WOMEN IN LIGHTING  is an inspirational digital platform profiling women working in the field of lighting design. 

We caught up with 5 women on their panel  of ambassadors  to find out more about their work and the role of women in design. 

www.womeninlighting.com 

#iamawomanoflight

Spotted at: TALK // Darc Thoughts 

Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

TALKS // Women in Design  - GRETA SMETONIUTE  from MICHAEL GRUBB STUDIO

Industry activists WOMEN IN LIGHTING  is an inspirational digital platform profiling women working in the field of lighting design. 

We caught up with 5 women on their panel  of ambassadors  to find out more about their work and the role of women in design. 

www.womeninlighting.com 

#iamawomanoflight

Spotted at: TALK // Darc Thoughts 

Mitchell Rebecca Agence 14 Septembre
› Mitchell Rebecca

TALKS // Women in Design  - ANNA KHARCHENKOVA  from  LIGHT BUREAU

Industry activists WOMEN IN LIGHTING  is an inspirational digital platform profiling women working in the field of lighting design. 

We caught up with 5 women on their panel  of ambassadors  to find out more about their work and the role of women in design. 

www.womeninlighting.com 

#iamawomanoflight

Spotted at: TALK // Darc Thoughts 

 

Fayard Lucie Agence 14 Septembre
› Fayard Lucie

I Love Linen !  ITW with Gill Gledhill, from the European Confederation of Flax & Hemp - CELC 

The advantages of this innovative material, top tips of things to see this week and the importance of women in the industry. 

 

Clerkenwell Design Week - 2019 - May 22 - Wednesday - 14 SeptembreHayche WW103
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› Martineaud Cédric

My favourite today, a beautiful chair made by Hayche.

Hayche creates pieces that stand the test of time. All their products are made to order, and they support Interior designers, Architects, FF&E, Hotels and restaurants.

Gozé Guillaume Agence 14 Septembre
› Gozé Guillaume

Thanks for joining us yesterday night to discover our selection of French innovative design Brands and meet our team around a drink or two .

KIOSK is still open today

20 Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DP London

Bus stop: St John Street /  Clerkenwell Green
Underground: Farringdon

 

 

Bréas Laurène Agence 14 Septembre
› Bréas Laurène

Alex Howard, from CDW gives us his view on this year edition.

 

Alex is in charge of the festival’s exhibitor and showroom selection, curation and account management for Detail and Design Fields venues

  • Carmen Lyngard Carmen Lyngard
  • Kei TominagaKei Tominaga
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  • Hermine DoublonHermine Doublon

DAY 2 // BEST OF WOMEN IN DESIGN

One of this years strong themes... here's my favourites: 

1. Carmen Lyngard

From Stoke on Trent, the modularity of these custom made ceramic crafted lamps is impressive. 

www.lyngard.com/about

Spotted at LIGHT, Fabric 

2. 3. Kei Tominaga

She likes to sheet metals, especially soft metals such as silver, gold, copper and iron. 

I love the purity of her work that reflects her sensibility and Japanese culture. She manages to find the true essence of form. 

http://keitominaga.com/

Spotted at PLATFORM, House of Detention

4. Hermine Doublon 

We found a Frenchie!  I love this  ceramic tableware collection because they are as delicious to look at as I imagine they are to eat from. 

herminedoublon.com 

Spotted at PLATFORM, House of Detention

5. Gwendoline Porte 

She was inspired by railway tracks to create multiple modules that can be used in lots of different way for furniture. 

Let's get creative!

Spotted at PLATFORM, House of Detention

https://www.gwendolineporte.design/rails

  • AectualAectual
  • Evan James Design Evan James Design
  • David Irwin x Brute David Irwin x Brute 
  • Graft table by Forest to Home x STACGraft table by Forest to Home x STAC
  • Pluck KitchenPluck Kitchen

DAY 1 // Best of British by CEDRIC MARTINEAUD

Our creative director Cedric Martineaud has been hot on his feet today!

Here's his best picks of British design  -  from design greats to young emerging talents. 

1. Aectual Floors

Innovative 3D printed flooring system with a terrazzo infill -  sustainable, tailor made and trendy!
www.aectual.com

Spotted at DESIGN FIELDS

2. Evan James Design 

Wall panel made from flexible wood strips in different colours, that you can compose as you wish to create wall pieces.
Perfect for both interiors and outdoor use!
www.evanjamesdesign.com 

Spotted at PLATFORM

3. David Irwin x Brute 

A beautiful range of textiles created by this British product designer in collaboration with Bute fabrics.
davidirwin.co / butefabrics.com

Spotted at DESIGN FIELDS

4. Graft table by Forest to Home x STAC

Crafted by his table in a mix of natural oak, marble and metal is from one of the UK's most sustainable and environmentally conscious residential furniture makers.
www.forestandmaker.com

Spotted at BRITISH COLLECTION

5. Pluck Kitchen 

Simple, beautiful with contemporary colours and clean lines for clutter free kitchen spaces.
www.pluck.kitchen

Spotted at  BRITISH COLLECTION

  • HaberdasheryHaberdashery
  • Once Upon a TimeOnce Upon a Time
  • Timber construction at St John's ArchTimber construction at St John's Arch

DAY 1 // Top tips from Max Fraser 

1. Lighting brand Haberdashery show off  their new light on what is normally a dance stage at Fabric nightclub. 

2. Me talking about one of the graphic installations as part of the ‘Once Upon A Time’ project with graphic design students from Chelsea College of Art & Design

3. The timber construction conceptualised by 14&15 yr old students and facilitated by practicing engineers. A project by the charity Scale Rule and located in St John’s Arch

Our trendspotters on the ground

Max Fraser, Nicolas Roope and Cédric Martineaud.

The ones to watch…

Looking for inspiration in London?

Here’s a few ideas of who to follow this week -  leading designers and journalists in the industry.

Find out what they are up to during Clerkenwell Design Week so as not to miss a trick.

Come and say bonjour!

Stop by KIOSK by 14 Septembre, a new French design destination during Clerkenwell Design Week. We’ve brought you an innovative selection of our agency’s interiors clients from across the channel: Made in France lighting, furniture, tableware and material manufacturers from the likes of Sammode Studio, Maiori, Gien, Maison Fragile, Ober Surfaces and CELC - The European Confederation of Flax And Hemp.
Come and meet our London team and discover a selection of nouvelle vague petites maisons, classic greats and gallic savoir-faire.

Where to find us

Walk 5 minutes from Farringdon station, or jump off the bus at St John Street, and you’ll find us on the corner of Clerkenwell Green, at number 20. Nestled right in the centre, we’re a stone’s throw from Clerkenwell Design Week’s Project and Elements exhibits. A happy coincidence, our So French!showcase is almost directly opposite the British Collection exhibit – so come and say hi (but don’t mention Brexit).

KIOSK by 14 Septembre

20 Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0QE

Bus stop: St John Street /  Clerkenwell Green
Underground: Farringdon

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