SAVE THE DATE!
27th & 28th February 2023
Business Design Centre, London

The UK’s only exhibition focused purely on Workspace Design. The November 2021 edition welcomed senior attendees from leading A&D Companies, End-Users, Developers, Co-Working Spaces and Dealers including:

BDP, Studio Pringle, Google, Deloitte, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, IWFM, Oliver Heath Design Ltd, tp bennett, KKS Savills, Unispace, BBC, MF Design Studio, Tetra Pack, Gensler, Perkins & Will, BDG architecture, Grimshaw Architects, Leesman, Areen Design, Arup, GoSpace AI, Pitman Tozer Architects, Nulty Lighting, Tom Dixon Design, Susan Lake Lighting Design, Rainlight, Aviva, Accenture, Oktra, PwC, McCann Worldgroup, The Office Group, AECOM, Modus, HMRC, DLA Piper and many more…

The UK's Commercial Interiors Event

Workspace Design Show brings together the entire commercial interiors community to discover and discuss tomorrow’s workspaces.

What will shape tomorrow’s workspace? Now more than ever, the future is based on togetherness, collaboration, and the spirit of cooperation.

Workspaces need to create environments that foster creativity and innovation, while also being agile for the flexible working models that people require.

2021 Highlights

Workspace Design Talks

Listen to the leading lights from A&D and end-users talking about the latest trends, challenges and innovations. Recent disruption has caused huge change in how we go about designing our workplaces, and this is the place to find out what’s next. The design lounge has been beautifully curated by The Furniture Practice.

Image by headline partner, The Furniture Practice.

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Participating Brands

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Architects & Designers Drinks Night

An invitation only, exclusive gathering of the UK’s leading figures in commercial A & D, providing the ideal chance for a long overdue catch up to discuss 2022’s new ideas and designs!

Image by our the sponsor of this event, Woven Image.

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VIP Lounge

Designed by: Rainlight Studio
Built by: AASK US
Curated by: Obolife

The workspace Show VIP lounge is designed to represent the ephemerality of our world, enhanced by the recent year of remote working and our increased reliance on digital communications. The outside world is brought into our homes in a way that we never have experienced. The lounge uses raw aluminium profiles and expanded metal mesh. These are 100% recyclable and do not contain any harmful coatings or use any harmful processes. Working together with OboLife, the UK dealer for Worksmith by Arcadia, this lounge is created as a place for being together in what could be the next workspace.

The space has been constructed with sustainability in mind, using raw aluminium profiles and expanded metal mesh, which are 100% recyclable and do not contain any harmful coatings or use any harmful processes. The materials used have been carefully selected, raw aluminium was chosen for its toughness, sustainability merits and delicate feel. The company responsible for designing the material, AASK US, were very accommodating of Rainlight and obo’s design aspirations, fulfilling the brief sensitively and accurately.

Image by Rainlight Studio.

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Icons of Design

See the award winning products that have been given the top accolade by our esteemed panel of judges!

Images by our competition winners.

Competitions

As well as the chance to learn, see the latest workspace products and network for the first time in too long…. we also will be giving you the chance to win some amazing products from our exhibitors, and some giveaways such as holidays!

Leisure Zone

Curated by Seven Hills Workspace and Spaces Taylored

We wanted the area to be a place where inhibitions and insecurities are washed away allowing for open conversations and collaboration.

We wanted to create an area that encourages conversation. “All aspects of office design should put emphasis on communication and teamwork, the right interior design can encourage the interactions between people.” David Jackson – Seven Hills Workspace

“The creation of seated areas puts individuals in a position where they’re facing each other and also introducing fun and interesting areas such as the opportunity to play a game of pool will help engaging conversations to begin. These social settings make it very easy to interact and to break the ice.” Adam Taylor – Spaces Taylored

Image by Spaces Taylored.

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Entrance Feature by Lauren Lever

When I was first contacted by the Workspace Show to do a lighting installation for the event in November at the Business Design Centre, I was excited to see what could be achievable within this iconic space. Lighting installations should be fun, engaging and draw people in. Light is a fantastic medium to use and has the ability to create a wide range of atmospheres and environments for people to interact with.

The product that we have used for the installation is from PROLICHT; an Austrian company with a flair for modern and functional architectural lighting. They have recently collaborated with Tom Dixon to create a wonderful lighting range called the CODE.

This range of fittings shows both a rawness and industrial feel to LED technology. The flexibility of the product allows the user to create a diverse range of lighting installations with its simplistic approach of utilising its track mounting function.

My vision for the welcoming experience to the Workspace show plays on the theatrical nature of the cinematic world; heavy drapes creating a luxurious and moody backdrop, waiting for the main feature to begin in excitement and anticipation. Replacing the fabric materials with lighting, in connection with the use of clever programming, we can create this same wonderous world for you all to view and enjoy.

Lead Designer: Lauren Lever, Design Director at Minoux Lighting Design
Product: PROLICHT X Tom Dixon

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Colour, material and finish forecast: Autumn Winter 2022/23 Workshop, Stand A8, 4.30 – 5.30pm on 4th November, & 3.30 – 4.30pm on 5th November

Colour Hive, the trend and colour experts behind MIX Magazine, present their global colour, material & finish forecast for Autumn Winter 2022/23. Profiling the influences driving consumer demands, and two focused design themes for the season, join Creative Director, Hannah Malein to explore how these trends will inform design concepts and influence outcomes for the interior and architectural market.

Hannah Malein is Creative Director at Colour Hive and Head of Trends for MIX Magazine.

A seasoned trend forecaster with a background in textile design, Hannah has worked in colour material and surface innovation developing reliable forecasts for global and regional markets across multiple design industries including product, solid surface, paint and coatings, textiles, commercial interiors and consumer electronics.

Designers Mind Workshop
‘Ways of Working for our Wellbeing’

A workshop hosted by Kaye Preston, Founder of Designers Mind. Discover new ways of working to prioritise your wellbeing throughout the day so you can be more focused, productive, creative and happier at work.

Thursday 4th November, 10:45am-12pm – Silent Gliss Showroom, Business Design Centre (limited spaces).

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Farmstands showcase by Square Mile Farms at stand A27 

You might notice a live, brightly coloured feature as you explore the Workplace Design Show. Square Mile Farms are showcasing one of their innovative Farmstands and its growing ultra-fresh veg and herbs! They’ll be harvesting the produce grown in this hydroponic growing tower at 15:30 on Friday (stand A27) and making it available to attendees. Be sure to come along and collect (for free!) some greens that have been growing locally at the show over the last day or so! They’ll explain their Office Farming proposition and how it can contribute to workplace wellbeing, sustainability goals and drive employee engagement.

Icons of Design

A big thanks to everybody who entered into our Icons of Design contest. Click the button below to see which products won…

“As the Official Talks Partner, it was great to be part of the first WDS, we felt it was a huge success! I thought the talks were all really interesting and something unique in the UK market.”

Ed Hoban

Associate Director, Head of Workplace, The Furniture Practice
“The show had a real buzz about it which was exciting to see. It was good to see all the products on display – perhaps as we get back to working in new ways, we will see more variety of furniture settings.”

Sheela Shukla

Director, Design, BDP
“Deciding to exhibit at the Workspace Design Show was great for the AllSfär team. After such a long time of not seeing people face to face it was an ideal opportunity for us to meet highly relevant contacts and showcase our latest products and colour range. The show was a huge success for us, delivering new leads and quality enquiries. We’re already planning our stand for the next show in 2023!”

Chris Michaeloudis

Head of Marketing, AllSfär

“It was a genuine pleasure to take part, and the feedback has been tremendous. On the day the organsiation was super, and I really enjoyed doing both my sessions. There seemed to be a real joy at being ‘back in the room’.”

Neil Usher

Chief Workplace and Change Strategist, GoSpace AI
“The Workspace Design Show was just the tonic that our community needed after the isolation and worry of the pandemic – like-minded people in the same place, catching up to see, touch, hear and speak about design!”

Cristiano Testi

Principal Director, tp bennett

“What the workplace sector needs right now is expertise to come together to explore and experiment on our future places. The Workspace Design Show Talk’s offered just that – providing an environment where all parts of the design supply chain put their heads together to question the possibilities we have, as we all navigate the next normal. It was fantastic to be a part of a panel of experts who will help shape this future.”

Matthew Holloway

Principal, Grimshaw Architects
“Given the 18 months we have been through the Workspace Design Show was pure joy – to be able to meet designers, manufacturers and suppliers in person again for real connection, conversations and collaboration. The calibre of talks and panellists was exceptionally high, discussing real and relevant topics and I was honoured to chair a session. I’m looking forward to the next show in February 2023.”

Karen Haller

Founder, Karen Haller Behavioural Design Consultancy
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