Recently, we had the incredible opportunity to attend the highly anticipated Clerkenwell Design Week in London. As enthusiasts of design and architecture, we eagerly set out to explore the latest trends and innovations in the world of kitchen design. The event was a mesmerizing journey through the evolving landscape of kitchen aesthetics, materials, and partnerships. In this blog post, we will share the highlights from our experiences and insights gained from visiting some prominent exhibitors such as VitrA London, Ceramiche Caesar, Consentino, Formica Group, and Havwoods.
VitrA London: Embracing Innovation and Elegance
Our journey began with coffee and breakfast at VitrA London, where we were immersed in a world of stunning kitchen fixtures and bathroom products. The brand's commitment to innovation is still very much evident in their contemporary designs and use of cutting-edge materials. From sleek faucets to minimalist sinks, VitrA demonstrated their ability to combine functionality with aesthetic appeal. It was inspiring to witness how their designs effortlessly transformed kitchen spaces into modern sanctuaries.
Ceramiche Caesar: Timeless Beauty Meets Durability
At Ceramiche Caesar, we witnessed the perfect amalgamation of timeless beauty and durability in their ceramic tile collections. Their designs exuded elegance and sophistication, while their advanced manufacturing techniques ensured resistance to wear, stains, and moisture at very reasonable prices and delivery times.
It was fascinating to see how Ceramiche Caesar's products not only enhanced the aesthetics of kitchen spaces but also provided long-lasting functionality, for every type of budget.
Consentino & Silestone: The Artistry of Stone Surfaces
Consentino's display was a true celebration of stone surfaces and their artistic potential. This brand is one of our favourite partners to work with, so we know from experience how stunning their materials are. This year, they showed not only their kitchen countertops and worktops with a diverse array of materials but also their upcoming line, launching later this year. We were highly impressed with what's to come and particularly excited about how their innovative designs are now incorporating new colours and textures, which we can't wait to share with clients in our upcoming projects.
Formica Group: Versatile and Sustainable Surfaces
Another stop that left a lasting impression on us was Formica Group, pioneers in laminate and offering an unrivalled range of on-trend colours, patterns and woodgrains in addition to premium and innovative surfacing solutions.
Their exhibit featured a wide range of laminates that offered endless design possibilities. The primary material used to create their decorative laminates is sustainably sourced paper, giving the laminates a lightness and extreme flexibility that really impressed us.
Overall, Formica's products can fit a variety of applications and different spaces- from commercial to residential projects- providing any environment with beautiful finishings at very affordable prices and quick delivery times.
Havwoods: Elevating Spaces with Wood
Finally, we explored the world of wood flooring at Hadwoods, a renowned provider of high-quality hardwood products. Their store showcased an impressive range of wood and panelling options, demonstrating the inherent warmth and beauty of wood in any interior space.
We were truly impressed by the diverse finishes, patterns, and colours available, allowing designers to create personalized environments that effortlessly blended style and functionality.
Last thoughts: Building new partnerships and inspiring future collaborations
Beyond the captivating designs and innovative materials, attending Clerkenwell Design Week provided a unique opportunity to connect with industry professionals, fellow enthusiasts, and potential collaborators. Engaging in conversations and networking sessions, we re-discovered how our vibrant community of passionate individuals dedicated to pushing the boundaries of kitchen design is still alive.
The event fostered an atmosphere of knowledge-sharing and creative exchange, igniting fresh ideas and possibilities for future partnerships.
We can't wait for next year's event!