It’s a wrap! Mimosas, trend-bites and the full low-down on our two Clerkenwell Design Week events.
Phew! Last week was a whirlwind of street feasts, showroom showcases, morning mimosas and much more as we joined in with the Clerkenwell Design Week celebrations to applaud creativity and innovation.
In addition to making the most of the interactive street installations, mingling with neighbours over a few free drinks and peeking around impressive showrooms, agencies and architecture studios, we opened our own doors to host a trend talk of our own and partnered with our lovely neighbours over at The Gallery to spread some trend-driven innovation. We were blown - and very excited - to have 200+ of you attending our talks.
Didn’t make it (or want a refresher)? Here’s what went down:
First up was our exclusive 5 Trends for 2016 LIVE Download with our Managing Director, Henry Mason hosted at our very own TW HQ in Clerkenwell. Henry provided some serious food for thought as he went headfirst into 5 most critical & game-changing trends defining consumerism in 2016 (and beyond!), and showcased the innovations that are already disrupting (and reshaping) customer expectations worldwide.
While the whole of Clerkenwell emptied out to sample the pop-up food stalls that lined the streets, we relocated to our neighbours at The Gallery for the second of our events: Trend-Driven Innovation: Turn the Overwhelm into Opportunity with our Global Head of Trends & Insights, David Mattin.
David shared the secrets behind the revolutionary Trend-Driven Innovation concept in an action-packed 20 minute talk, completed in time for an animated Q&A with our ever-inquisitive audience. Despite the temptations on offer outside, we were again greeted with another full room - the perfect way to round off a high-energy festival debut for the TW team!
And of course… we wrapped up the day’s events with some well-deserved drinks on the streets of Clerkenwell. Cheers from team TW!
See you next year!
— Alexandra Waring (@allylovessloths) May 24, 2016
— Portland (@PortlandDesign) May 24, 2016
— Jonathan Smith (@Jonathanadsmith) May 24, 2016
Love seeing our trends live? Want to dive deeper? There’s a lot more where that came from! Our Trends Live 2016 event series is coming to London, as well as stopping off in Singapore, Sydney, Chicago and Amsterdam too. You can find out more here.