Attending Clerkenwell Design Week is a highlight in any industry creatives calendar, as it signifies the start of the summer season and brings top designers together. Held in the Clerkenwell district of London the area is bursting with creative talent who all join forces over the course of three days to showcase their latest work.
Now in their 10th year the design festival celebrates it’s growing popularity by putting on bigger and better presentations, with exciting industry talks and installations.
LOFT set out to journey around the exhibitions and installations, following the renowned CDW pink stripes from Detail to Design Fields we took note of the trends to emerge. The top trend being details. Craftsmanship, surface detail and excellent use of colour was a recurring theme amongst many designers.
Throughout the week a host of industry professionals indulge CDW attendees with their take on hot topics. LOFT took part in the ‘Where’s Next?’ conversation, an insightful discussion with Christian Andresen, Alejandro Villarreal and Magnus Long, on the future of the furniture industry. A key take away was a greater move towards sustainability within the industry, and how we can achieve this not just in how we manufacture but in the role of longevity within our products.
A hot topic within the design industry is the focus upon wellbeing. How we can influence a positive and healthy wellbeing through design and what has been a quickly evolving concept is Biophilic Design. We enjoyed seeing the use of plants and foliage pattern within a lot of installations and showrooms at CDW, from Boss Design to Sixteen3 we loved their use of wall foliage.
The design week is also a great platform where every year we see new product launches, this year was no exception. We particularly loved the Hula Stool by Layer for Andreu World and Knightsbridge’s the Climb Modular Seating, giving us serious tropical vibes.
LOFT are looking towards the future with knowledge on new trends and insight on where our design industry is heading. We look forward to Clerkenwell 2020 and seeing design continue to evolve and how this can be incorporated into residential design.
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