We’re proudly supporting Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 at our flagship Design Studio that opened earlier this year.
Pop and see us on Sekforde Street at a time to suit you – we’re open from 9am to 7pm across all 3 days.
Sustainability is the focus of our programme which is detailed below.
Tuesday - Thursday
Discover how broken glass and sanitaryware are transformed into beautiful tiles with 98% recycled content at our mini exhibition across all 3 days.
Wednesday: 5pm - 6pm
Hosted by Roddy Clarke, we chat to four industry professionals working with waste to uncover the challenges and benefits of working with these new materials and to drill down into what sustainability really is. Has the term been overused and what does it really mean? What does the future hold? With the constant pressures on our planet, we must raise awareness and work together to help answer questions like this. Join us to be a part of the discussion.
Left to right: Roddy Clarke, Caroline Till from FranklinTill, Professor David Binns from Alusid, Mia Castenskjold from Marble.Partners and Eleanor Nadimi from One Nine Eight Five.
Thursday: 11:30am-1pm / 2pm- 3:30pm / 5pm- 6:30pm
Explore the undiscovered potential of waste materials with ceramic artist Matt Raw. Create a handmade tile, experimenting with shape, colour, recycled materials and surface treatment.
Tuesday: 5pm - 6pm / Wednesday: 6pm - 7pm / Thursday: 5pm - 6pm
Join us for happy hour with a conscience – nibbles and drinks with a sustainable focus including beer made from surplus bread!
Top up your water at our station of various fruit-infused waters. Reusable water bottles will also be available.
We’ve also created a celebratory Decade beacon in collaboration with award-winning studio JMDA. Inspired by JMDA’S three core design principles; Substance, Idea and Craft, the design creatively uses our tiles to create a bold statement. Separated into a triple tiered structure, the candle represents a bar front design.
The base tier is clad in a monochrome patterned tile, indicative of a feature bar apron. Not only does it take the weight of the whole candle, the bottom tier represents JMDA's first principle; the science that backs the art they create.
Tier two represents the body of the bar and the ideas behind the craft. It’s biggest face deserves the most dazzling of make-up. One of our bespoke tiles is displayed on the candle, shaped to reflect melting wax.
The highest tier reflects the craft behind what a bar represents. A chunky flecked terrazzo tile forms the servery top and the finishing touch to JMDA’s design principles.
Where? Corner of Sekforde Street and Clerkenwell Green.
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
T: 0116 276 2532
Our Design Studios are open by appointment only.
Please see below for the opening hours and contact details.
If you would like to visit outside of these hours, then please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate.
CLERKENWELL DESIGN STUDIO
44 Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HA
Monday-Friday: 10.00am - 3.30pm
T: 0207 490 1523 (during opening hours)
CHELSEA DESIGN STUDIO
120 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HU
Monday-Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
T: 0207 373 9900 (during opening hours)
COTSWOLDS DESIGN STUDIO
Heath Farm, Swerford, Chipping Norton, OX7 4BN
Monday-Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday-Sunday: by appointment
T: 01608 683 161 (during opening hours)
LEICESTER DESIGN STUDIO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SN
Monday-Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
T: 07584680996 (during opening hours)
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