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Clerkenwell Design Week: 5 only minutes with GamFratesi

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Experimental design duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi founders of GamFratesi Design Studio draw inspiration from classic Danish furniture, time honoured traditional crafts alongside the Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. The duo continuously travels between Italy and Denmark to develop new projects. This week we caught up with them at Icon’s House of Culture during Clerkenwell Design Week.

Where are you staying in London?

Enrico: At the Fox and Anchor in Clerkenwell, which feels very British with a great full English breakfast.

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Above: Fox and Anchor

Do you visit in London often? If so, do you have a favourite place to visit?

Enrico: We do visit London more and more for work, many things are happening at the moment. We don’t have one specific place that we like to visit, we prefer to walk around and feel the spirit of the city.

 

How important is it for you to be showing at Clerkenwell Design Week?

Enrico: It is important – it’s a very intimate and interesting design week. We have seen many people participating and a good number of exciting events happening so it is great to be here with GUBI, and the surroundings in the ICON House of Culture are a fantastic backdrop. Continue Reading…

Conversations at Clerkenwell: Thursday 21st May

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Public Realm and the Art of Collaboration

Date: 21st May
Time: 10.15 – 11.15

Futurecity is one of Europe’s largest arts agencies involved in a number of large scale multi-disciplinary public art projects including the 80 metre, 80 ton ‘Slipstream’ sculpture for the new Heathrow Terminal 2 and the 50 metre White Horse by Mark Wallinger for Ebbsfleet. They are the curators and strategists behind the Crossrail Culture Line, which has recently announced commissions for Michal Rovner, Richard Wright, Douglas Gordon and Spencer Finch. Continue Reading…

Conversations at Clerkenwell: Wednesday 20th May

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Conversations at Clerkenwell, taking place on the 3rd floor of the Design Factory at the Farmiloe building, has become an important arena in which to introduce and discuss new products, raise industry issues and network with fellow A&D professionals. Make sure to RSVP for those talks you wish to attend across the 3 days of the festival.

#BeOriginal – RSVP

Date: 20th May
Time: 12:00 – 13:00

‘True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision.’ Edith Wharton

ELLE Decoration Editor-in-Chief Michelle Ogundehin will chair a panel with some of the principal women in today’s design industry, including Patrizia Moroso, Nipa Doshi and Pip Prinsloo, Design Director of John Lewis. The panel will explore the importance of originality and independent creative thought in our world of increasingly passive consumerism. The discussion forms part of ELLE Decoration’s #BeOriginal campaign, which encourages a confident and considered approach to home design. Continue Reading…

Conversations at Clerkenwell: Tuesday afternoon 19th May

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Conversations at Clerkenwell, taking place on the 3rd floor of the Design Factory at the Farmiloe building, has become an important arena in which to introduce and discuss new products, raise industry issues and network with fellow A&D professionals. Make sure to RSVP for those talks you wish to attend across the 3 days of the festival.
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Lighting the way inside and out – RSVP

Date: 19th May
Time: 15:00 – 16:00

An open discussion with Terence Woodgate, Carlotta de Bevilacqua (Artemide) and Keith Bradshaw Principal at Speirs + Major. Three practitioners on the international lighting scene consider interior, exterior and sculptural lighting, asking how it affects the way we perceive spaces. Lynda Relph-Knight, The Drum’s consulting design editor and the former long-serving editor of Design Week, chairs. Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 is open

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Ella modular sofa with brushed solid brass legs – new from Dare Studio at The Design Factory.

One of the highlights of the design calendar Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 is open. Follow Despoke on Twitter @despoke to discover the latest work from Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.

Clerkenwell Design Week / Dare Studio

19-21 May

American Architects meet Italian Design, New York, 16 – 18 May 2015: Interni Magazine and Salone del Mobile present seven special appointments with Architecture and Design

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Above: Karim Rashid @ FontanaArte

INTERNI magazine continues its international initiative with a series of in-conversation with leading architectural and design studios taking place at Italian design showrooms in New York, during ICFF week.

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Above: Fernanda Chanoha:FontanaArte, Karim Rashid, Roberto Snaidero, President Salone del Mobile, Michelangelo Giombini, INTERNI magazine

Salone del Mobile, Dror Benshetrit and Interni Magazine

Above: Salone del Mobile, Dror Benshetrit and INTERNI Magazine

The model, successfully tested last year in London, aims to create a platform to encourage exchange between design manufacturers and international architecture practices. Architecture is shaping the way we live and build our cities, and this series offers a much-needed opportunity to join up architecture and design together. Continue Reading…

RE-WORK IT: 90 leading British talents reinterpret Race Furniture’s BA2 chair for The Art Room charity

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Nancy Fouts, Paul Smith, Lulu Guinness and Cara Delevingne

Race Furniture marks the 70th anniversary of its iconic BA2 chair with a flamboyant installation entitled Re-Work It in collaboration with The Art Room.

The BA2 chair designed by Ernest Race in 1945 has been re-interpreted by the 90 leading British talents, including Paul Smith, Barber Osgerby, Cara Delevingne, Bourellec Brothers, Lulu Guiness and Tom Dixon.

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Wanted Design NYC: Ven Storage Collection by Jens Risom + Chris Hardy for DWR

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DWR have launched Ven Collection an exclusive furniture range at WantedDesignNYC together with Jens Risom, one of the last great mid-century designers and emerging industrial design star Chris Hardy. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Another Country at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

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Another Country will present the new Series 3 Chair alongside a series of contract-focussed additions to our Series One, Two and Three collections at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.

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Above: The Orbit Series

Also new for 2015 is the Workstead Orbit Series characterised by one or two spun brass discs which orbit like the planets around a single glowing bulb.

Another Country / Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

 

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19-21 May

 

SO? architects appointed to design a ceramic installation at The Royal Academy of Arts

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 and the Royal Academy of Arts have appointed Istanbul-based architectural practice SO?winner of a design competition between four emerging design practices, to reconfigure a quiet space at the Royal Academy’s Grade-II listed Burlington Gardens. Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015: Pattern Foundry at Icon’s House of Culture

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This week Pattern Foundry caught our attention with their alternative use of pattern on the humble tile. Don’t miss this conceptual brand during Clerkenwell Design Week where Richard Rhys of the Bloomsbury-based studio will present an installation at Icon’s House of Culture housed in Old Sessions House on Clerkenwell Green.

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There are no previews yet, but these images are a couple of images from the studio’s portfolio.

 

Pattern Foundry  / Clerkenwell Design Week / Icon Magazine

 

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19-21 May

 

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Balancing Act

 

Stylist: Tara Holmes

Photographer: Kirsty Noble

 

Small home office

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If you think you don’t have room for an office, think again. With so many of us working from home, it’s important to create a workspace that divides the two. This example is a creative, functional office ideal for the minimal loving homeworker. It is small, but does the job.

 

5 minutes only with Baines & Fricker

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Above: Steve Baines & Eliza Fricker

‘Five minutes only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers, leaders of disciplines and emerging designers. Today we welcome husband and wife team Baines & Fricker, who create their products from their workshop in Brighton using British materials wherever possible.

 

How would you describe your home?
Our home is a small flat in central Brighton. It has lots of books, prototypes of our designs and pictures on the walls created by us or friends. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Devol collaborate with Sebastian Cox at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

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Devol Kitchens preview The Sebastian Cox Kitchen launching at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015. To see more head to the Details Pavilion – Stand 1.

Register now at Clerkenwell Design Week

19-21 May

 

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