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A Review of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

On Wednesday 22nd May 18 members of the BOF team headed to London to discover the latest products and industry trends at Clerkenwell Design Week and CDW2019 certainly didn't disappoint! Our Design team, Capital Projects team, Showroom team and several members of our Sales team clocked up over 13 miles across the 2 days and visited over 40 supplier showrooms between them.



This year Clerkenwell Design Week celebrated its 10th birthday and it was a week to remember! Thousands of visitors walked the streets of EC1 with plenty of products, captivating collections and traditional blinding sunshine to add to the fantastic atmosphere across the district.

During the festival the streets of Clerkenwell come alive with the buzz of thousands of visitors from across the industry as well as temporary installations developed by specialist architectural, design and engineering brands working together to form fresh concepts.

We have collated some of our favourite images of the event here highlighting what we discovered at CDW. More information on the new products launched will be featured in our CDW product blog - Coming Soon!

Our first stop on Wednesday was Frovi's VIP event at their showroom where they were launching several new product ranges and showcasing the innovative 'Colony' concept piece... as well as feeding us! Thank you Frovi team :-)


Next up was a quick stop at Kusch & Co, part of the Nowy Styl group. We were very impressed with the crisp, clean showroom and the obvious emphasis on biophilic design...


At Boss Design we loved the new ranges; DNA, Maysa, Nevez and Saint. Was great to see the Boss team and the showroom looked great as always...


Davison Highley were celebrating 40 years of British Design and manufacture at CDW. We popped in to see Caroline, Toby and the team for a tour of their great showroom...


Fabulous sunshine and products at Davison Highley...


There was lots going on at the new Bisley showroom. The team thought the new lockers were great as well as the wipeable table...



Connection Seating have a great showroom at CDW. We love the way they have divided the space and dressed the different areas.


Our Design team visited Icons of Denmark. Claire Trotman, Design Team Leader liked the "great Scandanavian products with a modern twist on traditional concepts, biophilic influences and natural finishes. We look forward to welcoming Ellis from Icons of Denmark to our showroom in June to hear more about their designs."


Our Designers are often required to specify innovative acoustic solutions within our schemes. We visited Abstracta Soundscapes at CDW this year to view the new products on the market...


To end the afternoon we visited the Orangebox showroom to attend Nathan Hurley's Smartlearning talk: "How iGen’s educational experience will impact the new workplace". In his 45 minute talk, Nathan discussed the attitudes and landscapes that graduates are exposed to through higher education and how this will be key in shaping our future work environments.

Our team thoroughly enjoyed Nathan's talk. We are hoping to arrange an opportunity for Nathan to present this topic to our clients and staff at our showrooms in Bridgend.

Orangebox's five storey showroom offered great new products, finishes, a Smartworking terrace, craft beer and a fab fish & chip van outside! Well received after a full day of travelling and walking around Clerkenwell...



Day 2

Day 2 started with a visit to Naughtone to see James Munsch and his team... The team loved the great new products. So much to see, so little time!


Spacestor was a favourite for our new Graphic Designer Rebecca Rees who loved the soft pastel colour scheme and innovative storage products. We are looking forward to Spacestor visiting our showroom for further product training.


Biophililc Design was a strong feature at Ocee Design this year...


Our Design team visited the timeless Vitra showroom to view their iconic design pieces and stylish products.


At lunch time we met with Jane at the impressive Allermuir & Senator showrooms. Allermuir launched several new products at CDW2019 including 'Kin', 'Folk' and 'Layer'.



At Senator we loved the new Mote booth, stylish desking ranges and impressive hospitality.


Our Showroom & Sales team thought Morgan's showroom was beautifull...


Great to see the new products and familiar faces at Pledge...


We saw lots more suppliers and showrooms at CDW2019 including Brunner, Casala, MARK Product, Humanscale, Actiu, Sixteen3, Flokk and Ensemble. Hopefully you have enjoyed seeing our highlights of the busiest 2 days of the year! We would like to thank Frovi, Orangebox and Senator for the hospitality we received and all suppliers for the warm welcomes and fantastic atmosphere. We can't wait for next year!

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