Cambridge Women in Construction Evening

Last week Eve Waldron Design hosted the latest meeting for the group Cambridge Women in Construction (CWIC), in our new showroom on St Peter’s St in Cambridge, attended by over 30 members. Women of all professional backgrounds attended, membership of the group varies from architects and quantity surveyors to engineers and anything in-between.

We were delighted to host the latest networking event, currently being an all women practice we are very interested in helping to mentor and advance women’s contribution in this field.

Everyone who attended made useful connections, as well as having an enjoyable evening with like-minded people. We were really pleased to promote this group in an effort to expand awareness and membership of CWIC.

If you would like to attend any future events, or become a member of CWIC please email Jo, her email address is cwic.contact@gmail.com.

Jesus College, Accommodation

We have just completed the interiors for Jesus College’s West Court, one phase of a larger project, masterminded by architects Niall McLaughlin. We have been working closely together to ensure the schemes, materials and details complement each other.

The 1970s Rank Building completes the courtyard at West Court and has been refaced, refurbished and converted to provide a 160-seat Auditorium with research facilities, teaching spaces and two floors of visitor accommodation. We have been mainly involved with the interior design of the accommodation facilities, which comprise 24 bedrooms and three visitor apartments.

The interior gives a nod to the mid-century, and has been carefully designed to accommodate all the amenities of a 3 - 4 * hotel. It includes floating desks and custom designed wall-to-wall joinery in natural oak, grey mirror and grey marble. Buttoned brown leather headboards look sleek and add comfort along with Scandinavian furniture and lighting and bespoke textiles by British designer Eleanor Pritchard. The neutral palette of browns and greys are punctuated with pops of bright colours. Eve worked closely with the College archivist to select historic, and also whimsical black and white photographs from the archive to have enlarged and framed.

EWD designed, supplied and installed all of the furniture, lighting and window treatments for the accommodation spaces as well as for the Pavilion Bar and other areas of the project.

Eve Waldron says: “It has been a great opportunity to be involved with this wonderful project, where good design is celebrated. The client has been fantastic in really trusting in their team, and great projects result from great clients. We feel confident that the venue will be a success as the spaces feel open and light and the design is contemporary and on trend. There is nothing quite like this in Cambridge.”

The scheme offers an opportunity to make West Court a new heart of the College within its historic footprint. Domestic Bursar Simon Hawkey added: “West Court is a very exciting development for Jesus College and we are looking forward to showcasing our state-of-the-art facilities to students, alumni and conference delegates.”

(Crazy About) HAY

In 2002, the Danish furniture company HAY started manufacturing their functional, modern and affordable yet first-rate furniture.                          

We think their products are exceptional, and equally appropriate for commercial and residential use. Their fabric comes in a range of colours, and can suit almost all interior schemes. We have a bright magenta HAY About- a- Lounge chair sitting in our showroom, designed by Hee Welling.

We cannot get enough of the ‘About – A’ range, it’s a great example of how a strong design idea can hold a wealth of development prospects. The series ranges from sofas and dining chairs to bar and foot stools. It's adaptable and able to blend in or add a hit of modish design to any scheme. There are many different upholstery, finish and frame options so that you can ensure your piece is perfectly tailored to suit you.

HAY uses the same woodwork craftsmen that build Carl Hansen furniture (!), and upholster in robust Kvadrat fabrics that can withstand heavy use.

Our showroom located on the corner of St Peters Street now holds a collection of HAY furniture, ranging from storage, desks, tables, lounge chairs and dining chairs. Please come in and see for yourself...  

The Corner Shop - Christmas Feature

The furniture and lighting currently on display in our new showroom includes pieces from HAY, Vitra, Secto, Knoll and Gubi - as seen in last months edition of the Cambridge Independent!

As well as finding these designer items in store, there is also a collection of bespoke items on display, designed by Eve - such as cushions, rugs and a plush velvet sofa.

More items will be arriving soon, and we shall keep you posted. Come and visit us at The Corner Shop, St Peters Street, Cambridge, up behind Kettle's Yard.

Excellent affordable design isn't just for Christmas...  

Clerkenwell Design Week

On the 25th May Eve and the team at Eve Waldron Design travelled down to London to attend Clerkenwell Design Week. 

We visited lots of our beloved and specified furniture showrooms, including Vitra and Carl Hansen, as well as trawling around the pop-up show rooms of the cool European designers that occupied Design Fields. Notice our new member of the team Bryony relaxing in the Arper showroom, in the comfortable Steve 1 Chair. 

The grounds around St James’ Church hosted Additions as well as two new exhibitions this year, Project and British Collection. It was fitting to have inspired British talent being showcased in the Church itself, underneath the barrel-roofed crypt. 

It was spooky and inspiring to wander underground in the basement tunnels of the former prison (The House of Detention), where Platforms was held. Perhaps by placing up-and-coming designers in this venue, evoked the sense that these companies were pushing the boundaries of design. There were some very exciting products on display. Check out the magnificent optical illusion bench designed by LEIZ (the bottom picture), they specialise in ‘knitwear for interiors’!