What’s on at ‘A Space to be brilliant’

As part of our continued support and sponsorship of Clerkenwell Design Week, Stirling Ackroyd has partnered with Fora, pioneers of the revolutionary ‘Pro-working’ concept to bring a series of design-led talks and seminars to CDW17. The event titled ‘A space to be brilliant’ will be held from May 23rd to 25th at Fora’s brand new event space on Central Street.

FORA Space to be brilliant

Fora’s ‘pro-working’ concept aims to transform trendy co-working by incorporating elements of the hotel guest and private members club experience to the workplace employee environment. They offer bespoke services in which they buy, design and build entire cornerstone properties, focusing on the needs of their ‘residents’ alongside functional amenities and spaces. Providing insight in to the changing nature of the workplace, Fora’s co-founder Katrina Larkin will host the first talk at 2pm on the 23rd.

Fora’s ‘pro-working’ concept aims to transform trendy co-working by incorporating elements of the hotel guest and private members club experience to the workplace employee environment. They offer bespoke services in which they buy, design and build entire cornerstone properties, focusing on the needs of their ‘residents’ alongside functional amenities and spaces. Providing insight in to the changing nature of the workplace, Fora’s co-founder Katrina Larkin will host the first talk at 2pm on the 23rd.

At 10am on Wednesday, Paul Crofts and Nick Welsh from Isomi, a award-wining producer of modular furniture solutions for reception and public spaces, will be discussing materials, modularity and processes in the creation of their solid surface, concrete and metal furniture. From 5pm, Helen Parton, editor from OnOffice, revisits the findings of the book she’s co-authored and considers the changes and constants in workplace design since embarking on the project.

Thursday morning will see a speed networking breakfast take place, where timed one-to-one meetings will offer the opportunity to spark connections with likeminded individuals between 8.30-10am. From 2pm, Jan Levy from Three Hands, an organisation that helps businesses engage with employees and benefit customers in ways that create a positive social impact, will lead a talk on inclusive design and discuss what we can learn from charities. Finally, at 5pm, British Chef Stevie Parle will hold a Q&A session about the importance of restaurant design and will reflect on his five existing sites.

There is still time to register for the talks by clicking the buttons below or via the Clerkenwell Design Week website, we look forward to seeing you there!

Timetable of events:

Tuesday 23rd May

2:00 – 2:45pm

Katrina Larkin, Fora - The future of Workspace

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5:00 – 5:45pm

Shape London – The Playbox: Concept, development, manufacture and fabrication

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Wednesday 24th May

10:00 – 10:45pm

Paul Crofts & Nick Welsh, Isomi – Isomi: Materials, Modularity and Process

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2:00 – 2:45pm

Helen Parton, OnOffice – Total Office Design: Ten Years On

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5:00 – 5:45pm

Adrian Caddy, Greenspace – Greenspace: Creating Legacy

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Thursday 25th May

8:10 – 10:00pm

Speed Networking Breakfast – Speed dating for professionals

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2:00 – 2:45pm

Jan Levy, Three Hands- Inclusive design: What can we learn from charities?

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6:00 – 6:45pm

Stevie Parle, Palatino – Restaurants and interior design; a Q&A with Stevie Parle

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