In collaboration with WOD and the BCFA, we explore themes of collaboration in the workplace during the inaugural Clerkenwell Open event, 9-10 September 2021
Collaboration in the workplace will be theme of a thought-provoking seminar and specially curated showroom display hosted by Viaduct during the inaugural Clerkenwell Open in September.
During the two-day event, Viaduct will highlight new products designed for fostering wellbeing and collaboration in the workplace. The showroom will also be the venue for a high-profile seminar debating the office as a hub for collaboration, with a stellar line-up of speakers.
Taking place on 9th and 10th September 2021, Clerkenwell Open has been launched by the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) as a trail encompassing 40+ showrooms in the area, showcasing new product launches while providing a much-needed networking opportunity for architects, designers, specifiers, end users and dealers. The accompanying seminar programme has been curated by global networking group Women in Office Design (WOD).
“We are delighted to be participating in Clerkenwell Open and will be introducing a host of new products that will help to address issues of wellbeing and collaboration in workplace design” says Viaduct director and WOD member Abby Chandler; explaining further “Employees are hoping to return to nurturing spaces that encourage collaboration, and the products that are specified can play a key role in promoting health and wellbeing. As we look at the future of office design it’s clear that furniture, lighting and other interior products can play a key role key role in providing supportive spaces.”
Seminar: the office as a hub for collaboration
The seminar, at 2pm on 9th September, will highlight how physical workplaces are becoming increasingly important places for collaboration, as working patterns change in response to the pandemic and other factors. Speakers including M Moser Associates Senior Associate Design Jeni Durksen, CBRE Design Hub EMEA Director Muriel Altunaga Aguirre and Basha-Franklin Creative Director Nicola Osborn will discuss how office design needs to change to promote greater collaboration and integrate remote and office working.
Key issues such as future-proofing the office in such a time of uncertainty, and ways to repurpose existing workplaces will also be discussed. The session will be moderated by Ocee Design UK Creative Director Claire Williams.
Domino.18 Curve Sofa from Dutch brand Montis, is a modular sofa system designed by Dick Spierenburg that is highly adaptable to a range of spaces. The various modules and connecting elements, such as seating and table elements, nurture informal collaboration. Domino is particularly suited for use in break out areas, lobbies and offices thanks to its flexibility. The Domino Sofa is available in a wide range of fabrics.
Fronda Table designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for sustainable design brand Mattiazzi. Designed for modern living and working, Fronda is available in two sizes as a table or a desk with discreetly integrated cable management. Available as a desk or table with a choice of Nero Ingo or Rosso Jaipur Fenix top. Fronda is also available in two sizes; small or large. Its elegant profile makes it a great choice for home working and Fronda is also designed to work beautifully in multiples for workspaces.
The result is a workplace solution that supports the technical requirements of collaboration while fostering a calm sense of visual simplicity.
We will also be launching a new rug collection from sustainable textiles company Nanimarquina.