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Top 6 Office Interiors Trends Clerkenwell Design Week 2018



The Select Interiors team spent the week in Clerkenwell for Design Week which attracted over 30,000 visitors. The event spread over a square mile in the heart of London’s trendiest location is a must see in the calender to see what’s new in the world of commercial office and interior design. Clerkenwell is the key design district and hosts three days of product launches, installations, and inspiring talks. The following images are some of the manufacturers and products we found interesting and exciting

No 1 – Work on colour trends, patterns and textures by research by Sedus. This award-winning furniture manufacturer impressed the Select Interiors team. They have invested in research to establish colour palettes that compliment and match or contrast. At this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week their colour, fabrics, surface finishes boards illustrate how innovative work settings can substantially contribute in creating office environments which enhance people’s happiness, communication, collaboration and wellbeing

With fabric colours and surface finishes becoming an important part of the modern office environment we really liked their boards illustrated below

Urban – Reserved, structures and muted tones with heavier textured wool mix finishes and fabrics

Creation – Activating, Refreshing and Bright

Nature – Human, Rooted with heavier textured neutral wool to compliment the warmer tones

Nature – Soft, reduced and personal including within the palette the colour du jour Millennial Pink

Number 2 Note Design – Flexible screens

Note Design‘s Focus divider can be rolled up and stored in a backpack for nomadic office workers who need more privacy. Created for office divider brand Zilenzio, the panels come in several sizes. The larger size is suitable for the floor, surrounding an entire workstation, with smaller versions for table top use. Note Design intended its Focus Dividers to be easily moved within offices that have flexible working arrangements or seating layouts. They can curve in multiple directions.

Select Interiors comment; The Focus dividers come at a time when office surveys show workers are suffering from a lack of private space that is limiting their creativity and productivity. “From our experience as designers and nomads, working from hotels and cafes, we often get the feeling that within shared public spaces people need something that helps them create their own space within a larger context”

The screens are available in a range of colours, the dividers are made from lightweight materials and have ridged sections that allow them to be easily folded for storage and transportation

“Focus is a textile space divider, flexible to shape after your needs.”

Focus is the latest in a series of portable panels designed to help office workers find privacy in busy environments.


Number 3 – Connection – Space That Works

“We are experts in both commercial workplace and learning spaces. We know what it takes to create inspirational environments and we understand the ever-changing needs of the end users of those spaces. We enrich our insight by collaborating with some of the UK’s leading workplace consultants and designers to design new product ranges that are truly innovative. Whether you are an architect, designer, contracts specifier or reseller, we are confident that we can deliver the right products and services to deliver a space that works.” – Connection


Number 4 – Workagile Ltd has launched a collection of stackable boxes available in various laminates, veneers including Birch plywood called Huddlebox

The units are Modular stage seating for micro workplace auditorium style meeting areas. Or just somewhere to go and hold an impromptu meeting. These stackable boxes in 3 designs are just the start of what will be a complete range of ‘Huddlebox’ options

Select Interior’s comment:
Every single workplace needs Huddlebox. The human innate tendency to climb will see staff popping to the top to have their lunch! Why not?

Modular bleacher seating by Workagile Ltd impressed the Select team


Number 5 Boss Design  Ltd has launched this beautiful modular acoustic screen and dividers

The units are Modular stage seating for desks with extensive design options and additions to create comfortable d. Or just somewhere to go and hold an impromptu meeting. These stackable boxes in 3 designs are just the start of what will be a complete range of ‘Huddlebox’ options

Select Interior’s comment:
Every single workplace could benefit from upgraded acoustics and a little more comfort. The flexibility and options to create your own bespoke desk space within the open plan office impressed out team


Number 6 – Camera Fabrics make fabrics believe it or not! They manufacture for spaces and places, from offices to schools, trains to buses, and shops to hospitals.

The fabrics are used in a vast array of commercial interiors, education, healthcare, retail, and for passenger transport on bus, coach and rail. We make over 8 million metres of fabric a year, in the UK and in Lithuania, so you’re sure to have touched upon our fabrics either at work, at play or on the move. 

They spin and dye yarn, grow bast fibre crops to blend with wool, and weave on over 100 dobby, jacquard and plush looms to create beautiful fabrics which bring colour, design and personality to interior schemes.    The following images illustrate their beautiful showroom in Clerkenwell and clips from their highly respected 2018 Trend Report. Please e-mail for a copy


The following pages are excerpts from 2018 Trend Report by Camera, for a copy email




Select Interiors recent projects include an Internal fit out of The Dog & Partridge, Didsbury Village. Design by Adrian Taylor Design for exciting new Pub & Restaurant group Pilling & Pride



The project was completed over a 4-week period to include floor refurbishment, stone flags, electrical, AV, kitchen, decoration, bespoke joinery, spraying / refurbishment of existing bar and signage

See below recently completed project an Art Café in Didsbury Bisque & Beyond. Scope of works; demolition, structural, architectural Aluminium shop front, bespoke joinery, air conditioning, electrical, data, upholstery, decoration, flooring, hygienic cladding and fitted kitchen




Latest news Select Interiors have just been awarded two prestigious projects totalling 500,000.00 sqft. A high profile project in Leeds for QA Consulting and Synergy Architects, also an exciting new project on The Bonded Warehouse for London based Architects Levitt Bernstein, plus the design of OKitchen Korean Restaurant & Bar in Didsbury


Select Interiors have just completed refurbishment of Communal Areas in Royal Mills in Ancoats for the rapidly expanding Cert Properties and a show space for Manchester’s coolest developers Capital & Centric at their exciting Crusader Mills development (see images below)



Please click the link for further images of Select Interiors projects


We at Select Interiors judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging

We hope that the above blog will give you the reader a snapshot of what we are up to, what we have recently completed and an idea of our processes and ethos. We are always striving to improve our service through investment in training, technology and of course staff.

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The team at Select Interiors would like to thank all the clients above for their valued enquiries and business


Signed the Select Team


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