The time has come to mingle with like-minded people and network in real time again.
This new two day ‘OPEN’ showroom trail event, running on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th September aims to provide a focus and a clear statement that Clerkenwell is “alive” again, and will provide a combined opportunity for architects, designers, specifiers , dealers and end users to network in person and exchange views.
The trail will take visitors on a journey through exciting new product launches and will also include a range of stimulating, thought provoking and topical seminars. The participating venues will be limited to 40 to ensure that visitor traffic is concentrated in the prime central Clerkenwell location of the showrooms.
This new event is being facilitated and managed by two well regarded organisations in the interiors and design industry – The BCFA (British Contract Furnishing Association) and WOD (Women in Office Design).
“After what has been a challenging year for our sector, we felt it was essential to organise this event to provide a boost to support the Clerkenwell showrooms so that they quickly regain their vibrancy and vital role within the contract sector.” – Jeremy Stein, Managing Director of the BCFA
The BCFA is the British business association for the contract furnishing industry, covering the full spectrum of interior products and services in the UK and globally. The 200+ members showcase the best of British design and manufacturing of furniture and furnishings for commercial buildings throughout the UK and world markets.
“The A&D community has missed out on networking and learning in last year and with Clerkenwell Open, we will endeavour to bring designers, specifiers and workplace experts together, to socialise and share ideas and knowledge through our seminars and workshops.” – Harsha Kotak, Founder of WOD
WOD is a global networking group for women in the workplace design industry. Founded by interior designer Harsha Kotak in May 2018, Women in Office Design is a platform for architects, designers, manufacturers and dealers, specifiers, space planners and workplace strategists from around the world to connect, share knowledge and discuss ideas within a dedicated design community.
This event will be focused on all things connected to workplace design and the organisers are really excited to bring people together to share ideas, knowledge and stories.
A programme of seminars and workshops over the two days will include the topics Sustainability & Circular Design, Workplace Design & Strategy, Furniture Dealers Network, The Future of Works, Diversity & Inclusivity in Design and The Office as a Hub for Collaboration & Wellbeing.
Companies participating in the OPEN to date include :
Assmann UK, Boss Design, Brunner, Burgess Furniture, Camira, Connection UK, Creatif, Elite Furniture, Gresham, Hitch Mylius, Icons of Denmark, London Wall Design, Maine, Ocee Design, Paragon Carpets, Pledge, Sven Christiansen Plc, Staverton, Ulster Carpets and Vescom, and more to come.
If you are interested in attending, please register for your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clerkenwell-open-by-bcfa-wod-tickets-156071450911
For further information please visit www.clerkenwell-open.co.uk/