Eve Waldron Design raises money for Charity at Summer Party

Eve Waldron Design hosted their Summer Party on Thursday last week. It was a great success with friends and colleagues enjoying a seemingly endless flow of Aperol Spritz and cool jazz! A very respectable amount of £192.05 was raised for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. EWD will match this and round off the donation to £400 – for which they are very grateful. A heartfelt thanks goes to all those who generously donated. EWD raffled off custom designed cushions for a bit of fun during the evening.

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Eve said ‘ It’s been another good year of successes and we wanted to throw a party to celebrate summer while also doing something for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices- a charity chosen by the team’ 

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The DJ for the evening was staff member David Holme who kept the mood buzzing with a great selection of his own music. DJ Kulu- one of the best known faces of the Hong Kong Club Scene and a client of Eve’s commented positively on the music. ‘Great music!’ he said.

Stalwarts stayed for the After Party which descended/crescendo’d into Lounge night until 12:20 am!

Happy Summer!

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.

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...