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Celebrate Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 with Brintons

22nd April 2016

Brintons will be at the centre of the creative hub during Clerkenwell Design Week, as we unveil our new QuickWeave collection.

QuickWeave is the first project of its kind for Brintons and is perfect for installations where timing is of the essence as it is a range of pre-designed carpets designs, which can be sent directly to the loom, reducing the time associated with custom weaves.

The first QuickWeave collection is Inception, which is a range of 60 ready to go patterns, each style is available in five colourways. There are 16 colours in its palette, which are reflective of today’s current trends. Contemporary designs compliment transitional styles such as plaids, stripes, geometric, abstracts and layered design themes.

Throughout our exciting schedule we are inviting design savvy visitors to join us at our London Design Centre between the 24th to the 26th May to explore our exciting new collection. In addition, we are holding a range of drop-in sessions, including talks from interiors experts from Birmingham City University, Houzz and design duo 2LG. 

This exciting reveal, plus three days of design talks and events taking place at the London Design Centre, makes this Design Festival one not to be missed. Here is your schedule for the week:

Interior learning

Taking centre stage at Brintons’ London Design Hub, Birmingham City University (BCU) will be holding a range of talks and displaying installations based on student’s work to celebrate the future of interior design.

BA Textile Design students from BCU used Brintons’ latest technologies to create two carpet designs for their final year Trend project, which will be on display throughout Clerkenwell Design Week. The students were given the brief of depicting how key interiors trends can be transformed into physical products and designs. The final designs for the project were this year influenced by Colourhive’s Autumn / Winter 2016/17 forecasts, and was inspired by two trends: ‘Strata’ and ‘Play’.

Trends Project Talk, 24th May, 12.00 - 13.00  

On Tuesday 24th May John Hall, Exhibitions Manager at Parkside Gallery, and Jean Ensell, Textiles Lecturer at BCU, will be holding a talk on the Trends project, and how and why they use them. They will also go on to explore how the project works and the importance of industry engagement for its students, who are the new talent pipeline into the wider design industry. 

Expert advice from the 2 Lovely Gays

Design Clinic, 25th May, 13.00 - 16.00

Interior designers the 2 Lovely Gays will hold a range of one-to-one sessions to help members of the public with any interior design queries they may have. Each session will last 20 minutes and take place between 1pm -  4pm.

Ranging from how to customise a room to what colours work well together, those taking part can get one-to-one advice from the interior designers who found their fame on BBC’s The Great Interior Design Challenge.

Anyone wishing to take part can apply on our bookings page to get the chance to join Jordan and Russell at the London Design Centre. For those unable to attend, they will hold a question and answer session on the Brintons social channels and their top tips will be posted throughout the day. 


Drop in clinic, May 26th, 10.30 – 12.00 & 12.30 - 15.00

Leading online home renovation and design platform, Houzz, will be hosting one-to-one drop in profile consultations with their representatives on the 26th May. Aimed at design business owners, the sessions running from 10am – 3pm, will be offering top tips to businesses to help ensure they are maximising their exposure to homeowners who plan projects through the online platform.

Trends and Tips talk, May 26th, 12.30 - 13.00 

Houzz will also be hosting a ‘Trends and Tips’ talk at 12.30pm. The talk will teach visitors what colours, materials and finishing choices are trending on Houzz and the steps they can take to maximise their exposure. 

Through the archives

Brintons’ Archivist Yvonne Smith will be holding an archive exhibition throughout the week, which will explore designs through the ages. The archive holds over 100,000 unique designs dating back to the late 1700s, and Yvonne will be displaying a sample of designs for people to view and discuss the gems of the archive.

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