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  • Brintons Carpets: ‘The future of design at Clerkenwell Design Week’

    Throughout its exciting schedule at Clerkenwell Design Week Brintons is inviting design savvy visitors to join them at its London Design Centre between the 24th to the 26th May
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    Brintons will be at the centre of the creative hub during Clerkenwell Design Week, as the leading manufacturer unveils its new QuickWeave collection and hosts a range of talks from leading interiors experts.

    Throughout its exciting schedule Brintons is inviting design savvy visitors to join them at its London Design Centre for Clerkenwell Design Week between the 24th to the 26th May as they host a range of drop-in sessions, including talks from interiors experts from Birmingham City University, Houzz and design duo the 2 Lovely Gays.

    QuickWeave
    The QuickWeave range is perfect for installations where timing is of the essence as it is a range of pre-designed carpets designs, which can be sent directly to the loom, reducing the time associated with custom weaves. The first QuickWeave collection is Inception, which is a range of 60 ready to go patterns, each of contemporary styles and available in five colourways. There are 16 colours in its palette, which are reflective of today’s current trends.

    24th May – Trend Project Talk
    The Trends project presents the pinnacle of design with final year BA Textile Design students at Birmingham City University creating a range of new designs inspired by two trends forecast by Colour Hive for Autumn/Winter 2016/17: ‘Strata’ and ‘Play’. John Hall, Exhibitions Manager at Parkside Gallery, and Jean Ensell, Textiles Lecturer at BCU, will be holding a talk on the Trends project, and how and why they use them. They will also go on to explore how the project works and the importance of industry engagement for its students, who are the new talent pipeline into the wider design industry.

    25th May – 1pm – 4pm – Expert advice from the 2 Lovely Gays
    Interior designers the 2 Lovely Gays will hold a range of one-to-one sessions to help members of the public with any interior design queries they may have. Ranging from how to customise a room to what colours work well together, those taking part can get one-to-one advice from the interior designers who found their fame on BBC’s The Great Interior Design Challenge. 2 Lovely Gays at Clerkenwell Design Week

    Anyone wishing to take part can book timeslot online to get the chance to join Jordan and Russell at the London Design Centre. For those unable to attend, they will hold a question and answer session on the social channels and their top tips will be posted throughout the day.

    26th May 10am – 3pm Design profile advice from Houzz
    Leading online home renovation and design platform, Houzz, will be hosting one-to-one drop in profile consultations with their representatives on the 26th May. Aimed at design business owners, it will be offering top tips to businesses to help ensure they are maximising their exposure to homeowners who plan projects through the online platform.

    Trends and Tips Talk 12.30pm
    Houzz will also be hosting a ‘Trends and Tips’ talk at 12.30pm, teaching visitors what colours, materials and finishing choices are trending on Houzz and the steps they can take to maximise their exposure.

    24th – 26th May – Exhibitions
    Through the archives
    Brintons’ Archivist Yvonne Smith will be holding an archive exhibition throughout the week, which will explore designs through the ages. The archive holds over 100,000 unique designs dating back to the late 1700s, and Yvonne will be displaying a sample of designs for people to view and discuss the gems of the archive.

    Yvonne Smith at Clerkenwell Design Week

    Birmingham City University Trends Project Installation
    Birmingham City University (BCU) will be displaying installations based on student’s work to celebrate the future of interior design. BA Textile Design students from BCU used Brintons’ latest technologies to create two carpet designs for their final year Trend project.

    To book to attend any of the sessions at the Clerkenwell Design Week at Brintons’ London Design Centre visit www.brintons.net/clerkenwell/.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.05.2016

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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