CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK EVENTS, AT FRITZ FRYER LONDON
We’re so happy to share with you the news that we will be opening our doors to our first Clerkenwell Design Week. From the 24th to the 26th of May we, and over 125 resident showrooms, exhibitors and local practices, will be taking part in one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals. As the new kids on the block, this is our first opportunity to be a part of such an amazing event.
Throughout the week we will be holding talks and workshops with big names in the design industry, such as Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, Emma Morton-Turner, Simon Hamilton, Darren Parnaby, Rukmini Patel, & Simon Wallis-Smith. We will also be taking the opportunity to showcase our latest design – the Adjustable table lamp – and utilising the chance to chat with you.
EVENTS WE ARE HOSTING
We will be hosting three unmissable events throughout Clerkenwell Design Week – insightful discussions and fun workshops, hosted by three inspiring friends of Fritz Fryer.
THE LOWDOWN ON LIGHTING
Our first event will be a panel discussion and Q&A held by Emma Morton-Turner, founder of Inside Stylists. ‘The Lowdown on Lighting’ will dive deep into the world of lighting and design, from four perspectives. The panel line up includes: Interior Designer Rukmini Patel, Lighting Designer Darren Parnaby, and our very own Simon Wallis-Smith. Each bring to the discussion their own invaluable knowledge on the importance of lighting, and will hopefully leave you with the tips you need to successfully utilise lights.
MAKE ART, NOT WASTE
On Wednesday 25th we will be welcoming Edward Bulmer Natural Paint and The Crossover Project, as they co-host an immersive art workshop to highlight the issues around waste in the creative industries. 15 participants have been invited to create beautiful artworks using waste materials from ourselves, Edward Bulmer Natural Paint and Elle Decoration. Led by three artists, Nicole Chui, Joanna Layla and Beth Fraser, the final creations will be judged by Roddy Clarke and Aurelia Islimye, founders of The Crossover Project, alongside Simon Hamilton and Ben Spriggs, Editor in Chief at ELLE Decoration UK, who will select the artworks to be displayed within our showroom space, Come and indulge in a unique display of sustainable art, complimented with a glass of Prosecco.
THE PERFECT INTERIORS COCKTAIL
Join Simon Hamilton and Sharon Simpson as they discuss the important role lighting can play in interior design, and how art and colour can come alive through the right light. Discover interior design through a beautiful and interesting lens of light, art and colour, and enjoy a delicious cocktail while you do it!
EVENT 1 – THE LOW DOWN ON LIGHTING
Emma Morton-Turner has been an Interior Stylist and writer for twenty years. The founder of InsideStylists.com the website all about promoting the interiors.
As seen in The Times, The Telegraph, British Vogue, Elle Decoration, 25 Beautiful Homes, Ideal Home, Your Home, and more. Rukmini is an Interior Designer with her own design studio, in Northamptonshire. She specialises in creating designs that inspire her clients through colour, texture, and minimalism.
Darren Parnaby is the Co-Founder and lead designer at LightsOn.Design, a creative consultancy that specialise in the delivery of lighting schemes for hospitality and residential projects.
EVENT 2 – MAKE ART, NOT WASTE
Edward Bulmer Natural paint
Edward Bulmer has poured over 30 years of experience into every tin, creating beautiful colours backed up by ecological principles.
The Cross Over Project
Design journalist Roddy Clarke and indie art gallery founder Aurelia Islimye are embarking on a mission to uncover the waste streams within the creative world and reimagine them with the help of a group of talented artists.
EVENT 3 – THE PERFECT INTERIORS COCKTAIL
Simon is a London born Interior Designer, lecturer and careers mentor. His experience as a creative spans more than three decades. After working for several practices then as a freelancer, he set up his first interior design consultancy in 2002.
Sharon is an emerging talent in the interior design industry. She brings with her a fresh and different approach, believing that design can improve confidence by being bolder with our interior choices.