Interface Sets Out To Create +Positive Spaces™

At Clerkenwell Design Week

Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, will showcase how +Positive spaces™ need better products – creating happier people and a healthier planet – as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. 

Showroom visitors will experience Interface’s latest collections – biophilic-inspired Human Connections®, and LVT ranges Boundary Metallics and Studio Set – and see the different ways they can be used to design spaces. 

Interface recently unveiled a unique carpet tile range, Conscient, that emits virtually zero VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), one of the biggest contributors to poor indoor air quality. This sustainable carpet tile range will also be on display at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018.

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Throughout the show, Interface will host a range of thought-provoking panel discussions and interactive workshops. National Geographic’s Paul Rose leads a group of high-profile panellists to speak on the key issue of marine plastics, while a panel of esteemed designers, including Oliver Heath, will discuss how waste materials can be repurposed into beautiful products. 

Interface’s Concept Design team will also host a workshop that explores how LVT and carpet tile can be used together with multiple design possibilities to create +Positive spaces™, while Alyson Mowat will lead a workshop on the Japanese art of Kokedama. A cosy well-being zone, featuring a juice bar and living wall, will provide space for visitors to regroup and recharge over the three-day event. 

The programme 

Join Interface for a series interactive workshops and panels with industry leaders on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May. 

Daily workshops 

Interface Concept Designers workshop: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 4pm

Explore the design possibilities of our latest collections – Human Connections®, Studio Set and Boundary Metallics. Play with different colours and textures to see how seamlessly carpet and LVT pair together to create +Positive spaces™.   

Kokedama workshop: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 4pm and Thursday 10am – 2pm

Alyson Mowat’s new workshop – immerse yourself in the practice of snuggling plant roots into moss and mud before binding in twine – the beginnings of a beautiful hanging garden. 

Juice Bar: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am – 4pm

Re-energise with a refreshing juice before you hit the hustle and bustle of the Clerkenwell streets. 

Cocktail workshop in the wellbeing zone: Tuesday, 12:30pm

Join a vibrant and interactive cocktail making workshop where you will learn how to create delicious healthy cocktails featuring seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs.

WELL Building with Oliver Heath: Tuesday, 1pm and Wednesday, 1pm

Leading designer Oliver Heath explains how architects and designers can create +Positive spaces™ using the WELL Building Standard, which focuses on human health and well-being in building design and construction.

“Life on Walls” – how living facades transform our cities: Wednesday, 12pm

Oliver Heath joins Armando Raish, a biotecture specialist, to discuss the multiple benefits that living walls bring to our urban lifestyles without competing for ground space. 

Weaving ghost nets with Kittie Kipper: Thursday, 12 – 2pm

Caroline Bond teaches the art of weaving with ghost nets. Create a beautiful bowl, and a flat weave by the end of the workshop to add to a communal flat weave mat. 

Evening events 

Marine plastics – what part should the supply chain play?

Tuesday 22nd May, 6pm – 8pm

Host: Paul Rose, Explorer and Presenter for National Geographic 

Paul Rose and other industry leading experts discuss how the supply chain can help tackle the growing issue of plastics in our oceans. 

 

Trash to treasure

Wednesday 23rd May, 6pm – 8pm

Host: Oliver Heath, Architectural and Interior Designer

 Oliver Heath hosts a panel of esteemed designers to discuss how to make items of beauty from previously discarded materials. 

Networking with food and drinks will follow each evening event.

 

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