Design News We Love This Month

The Office of 21st century is "wherever people happen to be" says Vitra. An enlightening article by dezeen.

Designers Barber and Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic and Sevil Peach explored what the office of today looks like for furniture brand Vitra at Orgatec Cologne.

Designers Barber and Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic and Sevil Peach explored what the office of today looks like for furniture brand Vitra at Orgatec Cologne.

Knoll Chairman & CEO Andrew Cogan coins a new Office Design phrase #Resimercial in his interview with the Bloomberg Daybreak Show.

He discusses how the workplace is becoming a “key tool” in attracting & retaining talent and how the physical work environment says a lot about what the culture of your workplace is. (Source: Bloomberg)

Further news from Orgatec… interiordesign.net covers off their 15 New Product Release Highlights from the 2018 show.

Photography courtesy of  Wilkhahn.

Photography courtesy of Wilkhahn.

An inspiring article by architecturaldigest.com on WeWork’s WeGrow School in Manhattan created by Bjarke Ingels Group.

“I think over the last decade or two there has been a lot more innovation in education than there has been in educational buildings,”

“As an architect, often your job is really to look and listen and to see how life is changing, and to accommodate that instead of repeating what’s been done in the past.” - Bjarke Ingels

Photography Source:  WeGrow

Photography Source: WeGrow

#biophilicdesign continues to gather momentum as covered in this article by personneltoday.com as it reviews the London City Plan 2036 impact on the workforce.

It discusses urban greening and argues that staff retention, workplace health, productivity and firms’ ability to attract talent will all be boosted by the initiative.

(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’!