#DesignTogether - 25 June
From magazines and podcasts to an upcoming event (yes you read that right), we're pleased to bring you the latest #DesignTogether newsletter which is jam-packed with free content.
Download your free summer issues of ICON and OnOffice or listen to The Great Indoors podcast by Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth, plus browse the #CDWUnlocked programme to discover a variety of showroom based events taking place in Clerkenwell 6-8 July.
Fancy some gold wallpaper? Kate and Sophie consider the interiors furore around Boris and Carrie's lavish refurb and ask if John Lewis is really the stuff of nightmares... Designer Simon Hamilton gives an optimistic update on the progress of initiatives to encourage diversity in design. And in the Style Surgery a listener is planning to upcycle her kitchen - but is it worth it?
Design for Diversity is an initiative launched on 18th June 2020, by Kate Watson Smyth & Rukmini Patel. The three-point Pledge covers, Visibility, Opportunity and Accessibility and is a first step to working towards a more diverse design industry, giving brands, businesses and bloggers a guideline on areas they can work on. CDW is delighted to sign and support the pledge.
‘Grow’ is the theme of ICON's Summer 2021 issue, which explores design and architecture’s relationship to nature – from Studio Roosegaarde’s light installation helping crops grow in the Netherlands to Vietnam’s small-scale biophilic architecture. Phil Roberts explores the disconnect between architecture’s extravagant visions for urban farming and the reality of community-focused projects on the ground, while Harriet Thorpe meets pioneering agrowaste designer
The OnOffice Home Issue delves into what the homeworking revolution means for the future of our workplaces. Is remote work changing the world of work forever? How can businesses create a sense of connection, belonging and ‘home’ at work, and why does it even matter? From the benefits of the 4-day work week to the power of community gardening and how the recent remote work boom is reshaping our countryside and cities, OnOffice 155 reveals the value of belonging at work. Cover designed by Lois O'Hara.
6-8 July 2021
Taking place 6-8 July, CDW Unlocked is a three day celebration of design showrooms across EC1. The event will be jam-packed with engaging content, helping to facilitate the much-needed return of architects, designers, buyers, and specifiers to the area.
Collective 2021 - review
Design Joburg’s successful launch of Design Joburg Collective – a response to exhibition restrictions – sees a successful showcase of global and African décor and design in Johannesburg’s Kramerville Design District.