IVC Unlocked the Power of Nature at Clerkenwell Design Week

IVC Commercial were at The Gallery Clerkenwell for Clerkenwell Design Week exploring the power of nature in design. Across the three days, the brand held a programme of creative and informative events that explored the central theme of nature and how it can be used to connect people with the spaces in which they work.

With a full programme of workshops, talks and live interviews, IVC Commercial at The Gallery Clerkenwell gave the architecture and design community the chance to explore how the natural world influences approach to the design of commercial interiors.

From the supportive qualities of nature in interior materials and spatial design to the need to be active in building a sustainable future that preserves the planet for future generations, the programme had something for everyone involved in the design of today’s work, leisure and living spaces.

On Tuesday afternoon, visitors to The Gallery Clerkenwell took part in a Kokedama workshop that taught the Japanese technique of hanging indoor plants, taking home their very own air filtering palm to hang at home. There was also a chance to discover the latest design trends coming from the natural world in a morning talk.

For those keen to hear opinion from peers on the topics that matter, Wednesday’s Live Interviews with Grant Gibson was not to be missed. Grant Gibson, host of the Material Matters podcast, chatted to Ian Mitchell and Dominic Duggan of Oktra, architecture practice BDG and other industry colleagues on a range of design related topics. Covering everything from the rise of home in office interiors to asking whether we’re becoming immune to the influence of nature, the live interview series promises some interesting conversations.

The day kicked off with sustainability expert Rudolph de Jong exploring how it’s possible to commit to the tough goals of Science Based Targets and still deliver powerful design.

With London’s famous Utter Waffle serving up breakfast waffles street side on the Thursday morning and a selection of loaded fries for the afternoon, IVC Commercial stayed close to its Belgium roots for the final day of Clerkenwell Design Week. Thursday was a chance to explore multi-material flooring solutions including the new Origin luxury vinyl tiles collection and have your questions answered by the team, before the guestlist-only closing party with drinks and a live DJ.

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