Last night, a group of us went to check out the kick off of this year's Clerkenwell Design Week. We started with Desso carpets which proved to be cool as well as potentially really useful. A standout was the luminous range that Desso developed with Philips, which embeds LED lights into the carpet for moving wayfinding and branding.
After this, we spent a lot of time talking with people from The Meeting Pod Company who design and manufacture modular pods for offices or public areas. These are made of boat composite and are offered at a reasonable price range, giving the system a lot of potential.
Next up was a well-built (but expensive looking!) CNC-cut installation by Giles Miller for Shinola, an American watch company. Each of the 8,000 pieces was hand-placed to control the amount of light that enters the structure.
We ended the nigth at a party for the Icons of Denmark and saw some sleek but pricey modular shelving systems, at £45 a pop for a 450x450x450 grid.
We'd recommend checking out the rest of the Clerkenwell Design Week programme here – events are happening until tomorrow, 25 May!