Clerkenwell Open

WOD Seminars & Workshops Programme for Clerkenwell Open 2021

WOD is known for its well curated knowledge based learning and networking events and we will be bringing the same to the Clerkenwell Open Festival.

The 5 themes curated for this festival are based on the research and insights about the trends and issues in the workplace and commercial design industry. Our aim is to bring thought-leaders and experts from our industry to interact with the festival visitors and share their research and knowledge through talks and workshops. The idea is to have open conversations about these topics where the audience will participate and not just listen in.

WOD have also planned some fun workshops and events that will bring different sections of the industry together. So RSVP below for the events as soon as the registrations open as there will be limited seats for each event.


Sustainability and Circular Design

When: TBC
Venue: TBC

The office workplace is a major contributor to the climate crisis. How is the design sector addressing the serious issues of sustainability, circularity and waste reduction? This discussion will revolve around the Net Zero pledge by architects and designers and will also discuss the role of furniture manufacturers in translating these pledges to product design, which can be commercially and practically challenging.

Registrations coming soon…


Workplace Design and Strategy

When: TBC
Venue: TBC

Workplace strategy must encompass an organisation’s goals and values. How can designers understand and embrace the issues shaping corporate decisions, and ensure a positive impact for a post-covid workspace? This interactive workshop will have teams of designers from various A&D firms come together to discuss key challenges and device new solutions.

Registrations coming soon…


Furniture Dealers Network

When: TBC
Venue: TBC

The pandemic has accelerated the pace of change in how we work. Many people are now returning to the office but what does the future hold? How can we design for change and evolution? Highlighting the importance of EQ (emotional quotient) in the designing of space and discussing AI (artificial intelligence) as a part of the long-term solution. We will bring thought-leaders from the workplace design industry to share their research and thoughts on future of work.

Registrations coming soon…



Future of Work

When: TBC
Venue: TBC

An interactive workshop event for collaboration and debate. Dealers make a tangible, independent contribution to the design process – what are the key factors to remain ahead in a competitive market? How are we working with our clients and our furniture partners to keep our role and businesses relevant post covid. This event will be hosted by a panel of experts and heads of furniture dealers to discuss the business of furniture.

Registrations coming soon…


Office as a Hub for Collaboration & Wellbeing

When: TBC
Venue: TBC

Designers have a responsibility to highlight the opportunities to create inclusive environments within the workplace. One size does not fit all – we must understand how to embrace different requirements, abilities, sociability and learning skills. Inclusive design is the key to hiring and retaining new talent and plays an important role in the success of an organisation.

Registrations coming soon…


Fashion Meets Interiors

When: 10th September at 4.30pm

A gala fashion show of workplace design and furniture to showcase creativity and bring a fun element to the festival. Ten teams comprising of designers, manufacturers and suppliers will work on creating a piece of furniture and clothing to match. This will be the closing event for the Clerkenwell Open Festival

If you are interested in participating email: hello@woduk.com with the subject ‘Fashion meets Interiors’

More information and registrations will be live soon…