Innovating the unexpected: CDW2017
Nick Paton gave a couple of presentations at Clerkenwell Design Week this year, starting off on Wednesday morning at Shaw Contract before moving on to Morgan Furniture.
Taking Shaw Contract’s theme of ‘Evolving Spaces’, he explored the possibilities of designing for repurpose, looking at our project experience in the worlds of architecture and automation and questioning why we’re rarely asked to combine the two. Referencing our work on pavilions, theatre and ceremonies, Nick looked at how innovation can arise from the most unexpected of client requests, revealing the engineering problem-solving that goes on behind the scenes.
At Morgan, Nick focused on how we turn design intent into reality. ‘Making on a Macro Scale’ looked at a decade of pavilion manufacture and installation, from Zaha Hadid’s Chanel pavilion, Serpentine Pavilions to Wolfgang Buttress’ Hive, currently in residence at Kew Gardens. Nick emphasised how every project relies on successful collaboration, non more so than the Serpentine pavilions where each structure conceived, manufactured and constructed in just six months.
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