With Clerkenwell Design Week less than two weeks away, we caught up with some of the exhibitors to find out about their recent work and presence at the show.

DI  CLASSE – Icon House of Culture

Based in Tokyo, Domei Endo’s works are based on his design motto: ‘bring nature indoors’. He recreates natural phenomena indoor to provide a therapeutic atmosphere with the aim to evoke a sense of tranquillity, which is beyond just brightening up the room. 

Something you’re proud of?

The light and shadows created through the foliage on the FORESTI LAMPS turn the environment to a tranquil space and capture the beautiful moments, phenomenon and scenes which happen in nature.

What was the last project your furniture was installed in?

Our ARLES table lamps in black were installed in a law office in Paris in March 2016. They have also been installed in spaces such as the Marriott Hotel, Maida Vale.

What can we expect to see from you at CDW?

ARLES British Green will be released at CDW 2016. This thoughtful colour is a blend of contemporary and traditional sensitivities. British Green has been added to the existing six contemporary colours in order to widen a variation.

FORESTI LAMPS show an imposing presence in the deep impressive environment of Icon’s House of Culture. By appearing as a group with variation, they offer strong forest feeling and sense of healing to the audience.

 

NORR11 – Icon House of Culture

NORR11 seek to innovate and rethink design classics in order to improve upon, and create truly iconic pieces that withstand the test of time, both physically and aesthetically.

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The Mammoth Chair, Line Lamp and Langue Stool

Something you’re proud of?

The Mammoth Chair and its production – The Mammoth Chair is a modern winged armchair, with the seat and back formed via compression molding. The specific technique used for cutting this form gives this chair its signature. Using a simplified production method, with a focus on creating a clean and minimalistic chair, the Mammoth is both iconic and a comfortable piece of furniture.

What was the last project your furniture was installed in?

HOUZZ HQ London

What can we expect to see from you at CDW?

We are looking to fully establish our name in the UK market in a good atmosphere over a glass of cold champagne – it is Fabric after all!

 

Another Brand – Design Fields

A simple collaboration between a design studio and manufacture creating a business as partners.

Something you’re proud of?

The process and developing products within the manufactures strengths. The outcome being very good quality products at the the right price. Playing to our strengths allows us to minimise time, costs and waste.

What was the last project your furniture was installed in?

We have had many private installations recently which plays to our strength as we offer a bespoke service.

What can we expect to see from you at CDW?

We will be launching ORLO, a new range of mirrors, and new versions of CUBO, our storage range, and Tavolini, our occasional table range.

 

Petite Friture – Design Fields

French design manufacturer offering elegant and accessible products that in a simple and uninhibited manner tell a story; products that understand our daily life and invite us to savour it.

Something you’re proud of?

Our daily mission: edit a strong catalogue, work with talented new or confirmed designers in order to give a chance to turn ideas into beautiful pieces.                                                                                                 

What was the last project your furniture was installed in?

Petite Friture works easily with big companies as Accor Hotels (the Suite Novotel – the Hague, Netherlands – designed by Constance Guisset) or directly with architect studios on projects like Charle’s home – hotels/apartments in Brussels by Pierre-Henri Petillault studio.

What can we expect to see from you at CDW?

Petite Friture presents new releases; a range of four lightings with LED technology – MEDITERRANEA by NOÉ DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE and a collection of modular and adaptable sofa – GRID signed by POOL.

Here is a link to our latest video about POOL studio.

 

Reason Season Time – Platform

A London based online retailer of unique range of sustainable handcrafted furniture and homewares.  

Something you’re proud of?

We pride ourselves on a stock and sale model so customers don’t have to wait weeks on end to get a delivery. We pride ourselves as suppliers of high quality products and with a personalised service.  We are most proud of few of returning customers recently. There is nothing more satisfying than a returning customer.

What was the last project your furniture was installed in? 

We recently supplied pieces of furniture for a GOOGLE Meeting Room project in London. It was being installed by Brand Fuel MWC.

What can we expect to see from you at CDW? 

We will be showing our product range which is made using disused wooden shutters. We will be displaying a 2 door cabinet, 4 door cabinet and some shutter chairs at CDW2016. We might throw in a surprise nearer the time, watch this space.

 

Tom Dixon – St James Church

A London brand with a commitment to innovation, inspired by the nation’s unique heritage and a producer of extraordinary objects for everyday use.

Something you’re proud of?

Installing and donating a chandelier, co-working space and a kitchen at St James Church in Clerkenwell for residents and members of the public to utilise and enjoy.

What was the last project your furniture was installed in?

This year at Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Tom Dixon and Caesarstone presented the perfect partnership to create THE RESTAURANT – a series of extraordinary, sculptural kitchens and dining halls.

Set within the surroundings of the historic Rotonda della Besana, THE RESTAURANT served a unique menu from four kitchens around the themes of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

Each dining hall had a clear aesthetic, materiality and cooking method.

What can we expect to see from you at CDW?

This year for Clerkenwell Design Week we decided to collaborate with Andrew Baughen, the enlightened Vicar of St James’ – a classic 17th century church on Clerkenwell Green, where he sees the potential of making his unique building available to the daytime residents of Clerkenwell – the creative workforce, and a place for the residential community to use as a resource.

The partnership will involve us installing a large central chandelier in the main space, a co-working environment and a kitchen all to be donated as permanent fixtures.

The extraordinary volumes of this heritage site will allow us to demonstrate our new lighting and furniture products recently launched in Milan against a series of historic backdrops providing us with a variety of design challenges unlike any other.

  • Refreshments served from 5pm daily
  • Presentation by Tom Dixon on Wednesday 25that 6pm – RSVP@TOMDIXON.NET
  • Co– working spaces open to the public

 

Korla Home – Icon House of Culture

Korla is a contemporary heritage design brand creating fabrics for homes with personality.

Something you’re proud of?

Our 100% British fabrics – we proudly use Scottish woven linens and print our fabrics in London and Manchester.

What was the last project your furniture was installed in?

Our fabrics are used for a variety of different interior design projects across the country & internationally.

What can we expect to see from you at CDW?

Cushions in our New Collection fabric Alana & house print Korla.

 

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