Clerkenwell Design Week is an event that takes place in London every year and every single time surprises us with beautiful installations and inspiring exhibitions showcasing trends for the following year. It is a must see event for us, especially for our interior design team!
We are pleased to announce that the 'Manser Medal' will now be presented in association with the Sunday Times British Home Awards - click the link to find out how to enter. https://lnkd.in/dJWBtwE
designjunction was one of the most exciting and inspiring trade shows we visited during this year’s London Design Festival. We encourage staff to visit design festivals to learn about the latest trends, to see and test new products, and to form relationships with worldwide design brands and smaller local designers to inspire future projects in the office.
In 2014 The Manser Practice commissioned Peter Murray to write a book about the history of the practice’s houses, from Michael Manser’s first house in Surrey to his son Jonathan Manser’s latest house on the Isle of Wight. The book describes the link between Michael’s modernist influences and his desire to create more intimate family homes than his predecessors, and the struggles he and the current practice has had to deliver simple, elegant steel and glass houses in difficult sites and conservative areas.
We take a keen interest in the summer shows each year – not only as an opportunity to hire talented graduates, but also to pinch ideas about presentation techniques! A group of us attended the opening of the Bartlett Show on Friday, and were not disappointed with the imaginative work on show. As always the quality of the hand drawings was impressive, but it was the laser-cut dioramas and often baffling models that we enjoyed the most.
Our Interiors team have been out and about this week at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015. For us the standout exhibit was from SCP at the Design Factory in the Farmiloe Building - proving a particular favourite with our designers. Honia Brzezinska, one of our talented new recruits, took her camera along!
In November The Manser Practice enjoyed an office trip to Stockholm. Staying on an island in the heart of the city, the team explored the architectural, cultural and gastronomical delights of the Swedish capital. Our memories include the mulled wine, meatballs, museums, ice skating, boat rides, mid-afternoon sunsets, bars, an office Christmas dinner; and, yes, the cold.