Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Join us for talks, new products & drinks!

Manufacturing our products
New Products!

Come and visit us at our Gee Street Showroom; witness our exciting new ranges from electronically height adjustable benches to our technology laden privacy booth. Environmentally friendly desking made from reclaimed materials to ground breaking manufacturing techniques.  Try our new work and play products, designed to break the monotony of the working day. All set in our garden themed showroom. Click here for more details.

Reserve your seat at our talks
Demonstrations, Talks and Food!

Enjoy the finest Yorkshire food and beer, whilst listening to informative talks from industry experts on; Carbon Footprinting your products and designs and Living Walls – how they benefit your working environment.  Learn all about the ROI of BIM modelling your projects and experience our new Virtual Reality Space Planning and Design Service. See our talks schedule here and reserve your seat.

Kirkwood Hospice Raffle
Charity Events WIN BIG!

Flexiform invest back into the local community – This year our Clerkenwell Design event is in support of Kirkwood Hospice.  We have a number of fun games over the 3 days with some unique prizes; win a super car experience, a GB cycle team signed Asgard bike shed, meals at Browns restaurants, cases of wine, an Orangebox Do chair, a home office desk & more.  Click here for more details on the raffle and how to enter.

Fun things happening at the showroom

Subbuteo Penalty Shootout!

Try your skills on one of our new Play Parq work/play tables – Our new tables designed to bring a little light relief to the working day. Do you think you have what it takes to score more penalties than anyone else? You have 30 seconds to score as many goals as you can from the penalty spot. Sounds easy right? The highest score across all three days of Clerkenwell Design Week will win an incredible supercar driving experience courtesy of our friends at 6th Gear Experience.

6th Gear Driving

VR & 3D Demonstrations

We will be hosting Virtual Reality demonstrations all through design week using our Oculus Rift VR setup. You will be able to experience a full 360 of our office interior designs and navigate around the “virtual” office design, via our app and headsets. Fly around our offices using the latest 3D fly through technology, view the interior and see it from any angle! Find out more information about our VR services.

Archery Competition - Win a case of wine!

Have a go on one of our work/play worktables – Our new Additions breakout table provides a bit of relief from the days strenuous activities – flip the table top to transform it into a fun indoor archery game. If you have the keenest eyes on the day, you could win yourself a free case of wine or a eco friendly home office/desk setup.

Food & Drinks!

Now becoming a bit of a Clerkenwell tradition for us, come and join Flexiform for some fantastic traditional Yorkshire cuisine. Call into Gee Street and feast on Brosters Farm shops award winning pies (Black pudding, Chillies and Cheese, Apple to name but a few). Enjoy local Yorkshire ales, or a delicious Higgidy pie. How about a delicious Ice Cream from our ice cream van? To guarantee your food, book here.

Specialist talks schedule

Tuesday 23rd

11.30am Nick Saunders from Flexiform – VR & Interior Design Demos
We are hosting VR demonstrations all day, take a virtual look around a few of our office designs using a VR headset. Here is your chance to fire your questions to Nick and our Design team about Virtual Reality’s place in the office space planning workflow, as well as showcasing some of Flexiform’s design talent.
This talk is scheduled to last 30 mins.

1.00pm Green walls…. The ultimate biophilic statement! 
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Find out what plants can do for us & why designing projects with living walls will transform and enrich indoor environments. With reference to research, existing evidence and case studies we will review a number of the benefits of living walls including providing fresher air, enhanced acoustics, increased productivity and enhanced workplace satisfaction.
This talk is scheduled to last 40 mins.

2.00pm BIM, Planning & 3D – Are you armed to seal the deal?
Come and share the knowledge. Be equipped with the resource and knowledge on space planning, BIM and 3D visualisation to ensure you have the edge to satisfy the customer and win the order.
This talk is scheduled to last 30 mins.

3.00pm DR Leigh Holloway from Eco3 – Carbon Footprinting your products – What’s the point?
Environmental concerns have moved firmly into centre stage for many businesses. Carbon footprinting is an important business consideration. Increasingly such information is becoming an integral part of tenders and without it you risk losing out to your competitors.
Dr Holloway will help you to understand what it’s all about, how you do it, what the limitations of such studies are and how the results might be used to improve your products and win more business.
This talk is scheduled to last 45 mins.

Wednesday 24th

10.00am BIM, Planning & 3D – Are you armed to seal the deal?
Come and share the knowledge. Be equipped with the resource and knowledge on space planning, BIM and 3D visualisation to ensure you have the edge to satisfy the customer and win the order.
This talk is scheduled to last 30 mins.

11.30am DR Leigh Holloway from Eco3 – Carbon Footprinting your products – What’s the point?
Environmental concerns have moved firmly into centre stage for many businesses. Carbon footprinting is an important business consideration. Increasingly such information is becoming an integral part of tenders and without it you risk losing out to your competitors.
Dr Holloway will help you to understand what it’s all about, how you do it, what the limitations of such studies are and how the results might be used to improve your products and win more business.
This talk is scheduled to last 45 mins.

1.00pm Green walls…. The ultimate biophilic statement! 
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Find out what plants can do for us & why designing projects with living walls will transform and enrich indoor environments. With reference to research, existing evidence and case studies we will review a number of the benefits of living walls including providing fresher air, enhanced acoustics, increased productivity and enhanced workplace satisfaction.
This talk is scheduled to last 40 mins.

2.30pm Nano Technologies in materials
Discover the benefits of using Nanotechnology surface materials on your interior designs and high-end products. Andrew Stuart from Arpa Industriale will present Fenix NTM, a revolutionary product in the interiors market. He will demonstrate the amazing properties of the next generation acrylic resin surface, hardened and fixed with Electron Beam Curing technology. Arpa technologies have created a soft touch, thermal healable surface suitable for both vertical and horizontal use in the most demanding of environments, so if its innovation in surface materials you’re looking for this is the one for you.  See Flexiform products adapted to work with Nanotechnology.

This talk is scheduled to last 40 mins.

3.30pm Nick Saunders from Flexiform – VR & Interior Design Demos
We are hosting VR demonstrations all day, take a virtual look around a few of our office designs using a VR headset. Here is your chance to fire your questions to Nick and our Design team about Virtual Reality’s place in the office space planning workflow, as well as showcasing some of Flexiform’s design talent.
This talk is scheduled to last 30 mins.

Thursday 25th

11.30am Nick Saunders from Flexiform – VR & Interior Design Demos
We are hosting VR demonstrations all day, take a virtual look around a few of our office designs using a VR headset. Here is your chance to fire your questions to Nick and our Design team about Virtual Reality’s place in the office space planning workflow, as well as showcasing some of Flexiform’s design talent.
This talk is scheduled to last 30 mins.

1.00pm  DR Leigh Holloway from Eco3 – Carbon Footprinting your products – What’s the point?
Environmental concerns have moved firmly into centre stage for many businesses. Carbon footprinting is an important business consideration. Increasingly such information is becoming an integral part of tenders and without it you risk losing out to your competitors.
Dr Holloway will help you to understand what it’s all about, how you do it, what the limitations of such studies are and how the results might be used to improve your products and win more business.
This talk is scheduled to last 45 mins.

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2.30pm  Biophilia – The connection between a Green Office and a Happy office
Explore the links between plants in your office and the positive effects on your workforce. When it comes to absenteeism the proof is in the numbers, and the study on Global Impact of Biophilic Design shows clear results. Even NASA has contributed to the ever increasing boom of Biophilic designs. Come and find out all the benefits you can gain and how other companies are using Biophilia in their workplace.
This talk is scheduled to last 45 mins.

Charity Raffle with incredible prizes!

Kirkwood Hospice

As part of our ongoing work with the local community, we are raising money for the Kirkwood Hospice of Kirklees. It’s an incredible organisation that’s making a real difference to the lives of many. We’d like to once again raise even more money for Kirkwood Hospice to help change more lives for the better!

You can get involved by donating on our JustGiving page! Every donation grants you entry into our charity raffle giving you the chance to win some incredible prizes!

Asgard Secure Steel Storage
orangebox
Browns Bar & Brasserie
Boss Design

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How to find us!

By Tube

There are several London Underground stations surrounding our London showroom. The closest are:

Old Street: 645 meters
Barbican: 650 meters

By Bike

Santander cycle docking stations can also be found nearby:

Sadlers Sports Center (Goswell Road)
Finsbury Leisure Centre
(Central Street)
Roscoe Street
(Golden Lane)
Berry Street
(Clerkenwell Road)

Live docking station information here.