Catch Up: Clerkenwell Design Week

Thanks so much if you made it down to see the installation at Clerkenwell design week. Our limited addition shoes made especially for the event are now in the TN-29 shop and still on display at the Moroso showroom, Rosebery Avenue.

Highlights of the week was a lunchtime talk with Moroso’s creative director Patrizia Moroso, Piero Gandini the director of Flos and designers Tord Boontje and Paul Cocksedge. The talk discussed the manufacture / designer relationship, using Tord’s pressed ‘flower table’ as an example.

It was interesting to hear how technicalities and problems of importing pressed flowers from overseas led to such an appealing development in the project. Making the decision to source flowers grown locally to the factory meant that his tables manufactured in spring, summer or autumn all vary in appearance depending on the season of production.

Designer Paul Cocksedge spoke about his ambitious interactive installation ‘The Kiss’ which may be installed in Covent Garden this Christmas. Check out his ‘Life’ object - a vase that lights up when the flower is alive and fresh and slowly fades when the plant withers.

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