CDW picks- Conversations

Conversations at Clerkenwell sponsored by eporta has become an important arena in which to introduce and discuss new products, raise industry issues and network with fellow A&D professionals. The talks programme will host a high-calibre of speakers exploring current industry topics. This year’s programme will take place in a specially designed pavilion at Design Fields designed in association with Bloomon. The space features a flooring installation from Desso, a Tarkett company. here’s some we reckon you should pay £5 to go and enjoy.

katie

Tuesday:  Curated Clerkenwell

Three industry insiders present their top spots at this year’s show. Architect David West of Studio Egret West, established designer Ella Doran, and renowned (and bloody lovely) design journalist Katie Treggiden will guide you through the not-to-miss brands and products from the exhibitions in this morning briefing. this one is actually free. Sweet!

Max fraser

Wednesday: PechaKucha London Vol. 14 x Clerkenwell Design Week

Presented by PechaKucha 20×20, the evening will see eight creative minds share their inspirations, passions and normally un-seen processes in a series of fast-moving image-led presentations. Speakers will include materials expert Seetal Solanki, furniture maker Sebastian Cox, design consultant Iona Inglesby, Mule Studio founders Harri Lewis and Jack Munro, architect Adam Khan and product designer Mathias Hahn. Design journalist and Content Editor for Clerkenwell Design Week Max Fraser will host the evening event. (£5+booking fee)

morag myerscough

Thursday: Leading the Way: Design in the Public Realm

Committees plan our cities and architects shape our buildings, but who helps humans navigate their way through this manufactured environment? One could argue that successful architecture is self explanatory; so are public signage and design elements aimed directly at those using the space really that important? Joining the discussion are Sarah Manning of wayfinding studio Spaceagency, designer Morag Myerscough and Oliver Goodhall, co-founder of We Made That, who will be considering what makes great public design – clarity, simplicity, imagination or innovation? Independent journalist David Michon chairs.

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