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Our Clerkenwell Design Week: Design, Wellbeing and the Future...

Posted by Stacey Turner on Jun 5, 2017 1:02:14 PM

For the 8th year running, the London district of Clerkenwell invited one and all from the architect and design community to sample the very latest and best on offer from the world of furniture & interior design.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 saw over 90 brands open their doors, and for three days of glorious sunshine, we hosted an array of events, talks and installations at our showroom, showcasing some of our latest products but also exploring the trends and themes driving our industry forward.

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Topics: Wellbeing, Design, Sustainability

RBM X Feathr Collaboration now on sale!

Posted by Richard Ferris on Jun 1, 2017 2:53:32 PM

Launching last week during Clerkenwell Design Week, the RBM X Feathr collaboration brings together the design aesthetics of two contemporary Nordic brands, resulting in a series of versatile chairs covered in beautiful artwork from an international array of artists.

Simultaneously launched at design shows around the world, we take a look at how the world got it's first glimpse of this exciting new collaboration, and provide details on how you can get your hands on your very own piece of this exclusive new range.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 Party! - Check out all the pics here

Posted by Stacey Turner on May 31, 2017 11:31:32 AM

As the 8th edition of Clerkenwell Design Week came to a close, we opened our showroom doors and invited the design industry to join us in saying a fond farewell to an amazing 3 days, and enjoy the early summer sunshine with some live music, and a Blind Pig cider or two!

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7 must-see events of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Posted by Richard Ferris on May 22, 2017 2:47:34 PM

Clerkenwell Design Week official opens for business tomorrow,  providing a three day showcase of the most innovative and imaginative offerings from across Central London's design community.

With over 200 brands, 90 showrooms and 300 events taking place, here's our top seven things to look out for across the three days of festivities.

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Topics: Design, Sustainability

Mindful Creativity @ Clerkenwell Design Week

Posted by Richard Ferris on May 22, 2017 10:00:50 AM

Health & Wellbeing. Two words which are increasingly visible in newspaper print and online, when talking about all aspects of our life. And no wonder. With the latest figures showing a further decline in standards across the UK, it's a topic that everyone should be waking up and paying attention to, if they wish to live a long and happy life. But what is the answer to this national dilemma?

To help us find out, we have invited 8 In the Universe to join us during Clerkenwell Design Week who will be hosting a one hour multi-sensory workshop entitled 'Mindful Creativity', reflecting their holistic approach to workplace wellbeing - mind, body and spirit. 

Register for Mindful Creativity Workshop Now! 

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Topics: Wellbeing, Design

Designing the perfect co-working environment

Posted by Richard Ferris on May 18, 2017 10:14:45 AM

Media Evolution City: Malmö, Sweden. Photo credit: Media Evolution/Sebastian Borg

A co-work space is a shared working environment where people work, network, share ideas and collaborate on projects. Freelancers, start-ups and multinational employees alike are regular users of these spaces, with many workers rejecting typical working conditions for more comfort, flexibility and a different working experience. They are ideal for people who have to travel frequently, new companies who are not ready to rent (or buy!) a permanent office, or for anyone interested in finding creative and contemporary place to work from.  

How a co-working space is designed and furnished is fundamental, as it is these aspects which create the conditions which make co-work environments attractive in the first place. In today’s blog we will look at some key elements to consider when designing a successful co-work space.

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The 'WELL Building Standard' & designing for health & wellbeing

Posted by Simon Wyatt on May 5, 2017 11:58:28 AM


On Thursday May 25th, Simon Wyatt, Health and Wellbeing Director at Cundall, will be joining us in our showroom for a special talk as part of Clerkenwell Design Week. A pioneer in workplace wellbeing, Simon will outline Cundall’s experience of delivering the first project in Europe to achieve WELL Certification, as well as a number of other case studies where health and wellbeing has been at the centre of the design.

Ahead of his appearance, Simon gives us insight into the current state of wellbeing in the workplace, and a brief introduction to what the WELL Certification means for the future of office environments.

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Topics: Productivity, Wellbeing, Design, Ergonomics, Sustainability, Facilities Management

HÅG Capisco presented with Design Classics Award at annual Nordic award show

Posted by Stacey Turner on May 2, 2017 2:04:42 PM

Last week, the irrepressible HÅG Capisco was presented with the Design Classic Award at The Federation of Norwegian Industries – Furniture + Interior Awards in Norway. Picking up yet another accolade to add to its long list of honours, this latest recognition confirms that the Capisco’s unique design is as relevant as ever in the world of furniture design.

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Flexible work is on the rise, but at what cost?

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 28, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Flexible working hours for many people is a dream come true. The ability to decide when and where you do you work is very appealing, and if disciplined, has been shown to increase productivity, efficiency and happiness.

However, with more and more people turning to remote working, ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals not in the office will become harder to measure, and new policies harder to enforce.

In today’s blog we examine how two major trends in the workplace - flexible working & employee wellbeing – appear to be on a collision course, and what we can do about it.

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Topics: Design, Ergonomics

Trends & Traditions 2017: A different approach to trade shows

Posted by Richard Ferris on Apr 26, 2017 9:38:04 AM

 

Trends & Traditions Copenhagen is not your typical trade fair. Hosted by Holmris.designbrokers, key players across the industry meet up to understand and discuss the latest, well, trends and traditions, in the world of furniture design. Lasting only one day, it’s a brief coming together of ideas that leaves a lasting impression.

For the third consecutive year, SB Seating was invited to showcase our latest designs from across all of our brands, and join the conversation.

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Topics: Design