Clerkenwell Design Week 2023 will see 90’s cult brand Inflate, Founded by Nick Crosbie, return to their original stomping ground of East London. The Iconic London Fields design studio was an influential part of a design fraternity in the 90’s and 00’s, underpinning a now well-established London design scene - much of which centred around Clerkenwell and neighbouring areas. An Inflate retrospective will show designs from accessories to fashion and a range of outdoor furniture, working with a new, high-strength material, and the signature wit and humour of Inflate aesthetics.
The Inflate studio, situated now in Antwerp, remains an ongoing hub for varied ‘inflatable’ projects, spanning fashion, interiors, and future architectural concepts. Sister brand AirClad is this year’s ‘Future Architecture Partner’ - showcasing the evolution of Inflate through a series of incredible structures put to work across the route. The progressive AirCell technology which enables highly engineered, temporary architecture, has already revolutionised the events industry and gives rise to other opportunities across housing, farming, retail and more.
Inflate hosts a retrospective at Cowcross Yard for Clerkenwell Design Week and on Wednesday May 24th 12:00-13:00, Founder Nick Crosbie takes part in ‘Future Architecture’, as part of the daily Sustainable Living series at ‘Conversations at Clerkenwell’. Here Crosbie shares the story of the brand and alongside Director of Neighbourhood - John Norden, looks more closely at how temporary ‘fast’ architecture may be a solution to an ongoing housing crisis.
To join the talk on May 24th register here