Collaboration in the workplace will be theme of a thought-provoking seminar and specially curated showroom display hosted by Viaduct during the inaugural Clerkenwell Open in September.
During the two-day event, Viaduct will highlight new products designed for fostering wellbeing and collaboration in the workplace. The showroom will also be the venue for a high-profile seminar debating the office as a hub for collaboration, with a stellar line-up of speakers.
“We are delighted to be participating in Clerkenwell Open and will be introducing a host of new products that will help to address issues of wellbeing and collaboration in workplace design” says Viaduct director and WOD member Abby Chandler; explaining further “Employees are hoping to return to nurturing spaces that encourage collaboration, and the products that are specified can play a key role in promoting health and wellbeing. As we look at the future of office design it’s clear that furniture, lighting and other interior products can play a key role key role in providing supportive spaces.”
Seminar: The Office as a Hub for Collaboration
Office as a Hub for Collaboration at 2pm on 9th September, will highlight how physical workplaces are becoming increasingly important places for collaboration, as working patterns change in response to the pandemic and other factors. Speakers including M Moser Associates Senior Associate Design Jeni Durksen, CBRE Design Hub EMEA Director Muriel Altunaga, Aguirre and Basha-Franklin Creative Director Nicola Osborn will discuss how office design needs to change to promote greater collaboration and integrate remote and office working.
Key issues such as future-proofing the office in such a time of uncertainty, and ways to repurpose existing workplaces will also be discussed.
Enhancing Wellbeing, Happier Workplace
A series of creative workplace solutions from fixed and hot desking to micro studios and break out areas will be showcased at Viaduct, featuring products from a wide range of international brands including Mattiazzi, Montis, nanimarquina E15, Flos, Gubi, Ferm Living, Pastoe, &Tradition, Very Good & Proper and Resident.
Featured newly-launched products include:
Domino.18 Curve Sofa from Dutch brand Montis, is a modular sofa system designed by Dick Spierenburg that is highly adaptable to a range of spaces. The various modules and connecting elements, such as seating and table elements, nurture informal collaboration. Domino is particularly suited for use in break out areas, lobbies and offices thanks to its flexibility. The Domino Sofa is available in a wide range of fabrics.
Fronda Table designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for sustainable design brand Mattiazzi. Designed for modern living and working, Fronda is available in two sizes as a table or a desk with discreetly integrated cable management. Available as a desk or table with a choice of Nero Ingo or Rosso Jaipur Fenix top. Fronda is also available in two sizes; small or large. Its elegant profile makes it a great choice for home working and Fronda is also designed to work beautifully in multiples for workspaces. The result is a workplace solution that supports the technical requirements of collaboration while fostering a calm sense of visual simplicity.
FORMULA collection from sustainable rug experts, nanimarquina. Part of their expansion into the contract market, FORMULA is a new collection of functional, flexible and sustainable rugs aimed to make people feel at home in their workspace by promoting a sense of wellbeing. According to nanimarquina spokesperson “Rugs improve people’s health: they create non-slip surfaces, are nice to walk on, reduce stress on the joints and provide a cushioning effect. Wool rugs have naturally antibacterial surfaces. They also connect us with nature by means of natural and plant fibres; improve air quality; absorb static electricity and so much more.” Available in five models and 30 colours suitable for indoor and outdoor use.