Last week the Wylde directors Tracey and Amy made their way to London to visit Clerkenwell Design Week 2022. Like so many events, it’s been three years since the event took place in this format and it did not disappoint! The festival itself was set over three days showcasing new design projects, street exhibitions and temporary installations around Clerkenwell. Over the course of the festival there were events, talks, workshops, product launches and parties! Oh how we’ve missed you Clerkenwell Design Week!
This year saw over 400 events with over 150 resident showrooms and 10 different exhibition spaces – EC1 was absolutely alive with all things art and design this year after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. Tra and Amy took some time out of their extremely busy schedules to visit some of the showrooms of suppliers and partners we work with at Wylde on a regularly basis including OrangeBox, Boss Design, Senator & Allemuir and others.
The event this year celebrates CDW’s thirteenth year as the UK’s leading independent design festival. We love this festival because it’s such a small area of London and home to so many creative businesses, architectural practices and design studios. With more creative organisations per square mile than anywhere else in the world, Clerkenwell Design Week is a true celebration of one of the most important design hubs in the world.
As part of our ‘Wyldeology’ we take the time to source the best quality and function in the furniture and flooring options we introduce into our design schemes for our clients. Design schemes are a complex puzzle of how best to fit people into spaces, functionally and ergonomically so sourcing the right products is so crucial to a successful end result. Our role is to bring everything together, shaping internal spaces to achieve successful open and closed environments, air flow, lighting, acoustics, furniture, decorations and branding. A large part of the process is responding to the brief with the right items to suit the client’s needs and wants.
Seeing furniture and materials in the flesh is definitely an opportunity to experience the products in a way that is simply unrivalled. Showrooms allow us to envisage the design concept, see how the items interact and compliment the space and the desired aesthetic. Events like Clerkenwell Design Week not only allow us to do this and see the newest products and releases, but it also allows us to catch up with old friends and suppliers who have been working with us in the industry for many years!
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