Furniture & work environmentsDuring Clerkenwell Design Week there will be 3 morning salons on 'furniture & work environments' for a larger audience with on stage converations between UK and NL speakers: each morning a different topic will be discussed.
24 May: New approaches for work environmentsSpeakers: Jurgen Bey (PROOFFLab) & Sam Hecht (Industrial Facility) / moderator: Gareth Williams25 May: The domestification of the workspaceSpeakers: Jorre van Ast (arco) & Pearson Lloyd / moderator: Johanna Agerman Ross26 May: Furniture is not workingSpeakers: Joni Steiner (Opendesk) & Ineke Hans / moderator: Gareth Williams
Find info and bookings on CDW salons programme here
Work and the workplace has changed a lot in the past 30 years. The traditional swivel chair and filing cabinet have long gone, the filing cabinets are in our computers and the workspace has grown more domestic. Offices are open and have become islands for logging in and out. We increasingly work from trains, cafes, lounges, lobbies and our homes. What impact does that have on furniture, furniture production, typologies and needs? How do designers and how does the design industry deal with this? Are the traditional contract and domestic companies equipped to deal with these changes or do we need a different approach?
In the past years the Dutch and the British both developed new concepts for work environments. UK designers often seem to work with leading contract companies on new office programs for future offices. Traditionally the Dutch approach seems to be more self initiated, conceptual and experimental. But are these observations right? Are there differences and similarities in thoughts and goals. Are we all asking and looking at the same questions and can we solve some? These are some of the issues to be touched in the upcoming CDW conversations.
Location: The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD. Time: to be confirmed soonâ€‹There will be morning coffees and breakfasts available from the Goldsmiths’ Centre Bench cafe.
The Furniture & work environment salons are a cooperation of STUDIO | INEKEHANS with Clerkenwell Design Week.Furniture & work environment is supported by The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London and the Internationalization Programme of Creative Industries Fund of the NetherlandsREPORTS:> Find a report on New approaches for work environments can be found here> Find a report on The domestification of the workspace can be found here> Find a report on Furniture is not working here