Posted by Diggory Gordon
We were joined by our cohorts and contemporaries from some of Cornwall’s best creative businesses.
Clerkenwell has more creative companies and architects packed in per square mile than anywhere else on Earth, so it’s a pretty special place. Every year since 2009, it transforms itself into an area-wide festival, buzzing with events, talks and installations from hundreds of brands.
This year we decided to get in on the action. With support from Invest in Cornwall, we co-hosted a series of events in our new London outpost alongside MARK Product, with whom we share the space.
Our events kicked off with a talk by Sir Tim Smit (known for The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project) on ‘Creating Eden wherever you are’, backdropped by a wall of lush greenery. On Wednesday, BBC Click’s Kate Russell hosted a panel discussion on ‘Creative Cornwall’ with our own Martin Nixon on the panel, along with leading figures from Sanders Studios, 3WhiteHats and Headforwards.
We took the chance to showcase our new ecommerce website for Tom Raffield, while MARK Product launched StudioSCAPE, their new furniture range that integrates plants directly into the pieces. We finished the festival off with another panel discussion, this time on whether there’s a place for plastic in the future of design, led by design journalist Katie Treggiden.
Each event was peppered with pasties and splashed with St Austell ale, culminating in a gin-drenched closing party, courtesy of Tarquin’s. We had a great time shouting about Cornish creativity in the capital, and can’t wait for next year.
Images courtesy of Invest in Cornwall.