Waverley has collaborated with Orangebox to create an exhibition space with the wow factor, ready for the first Clerkenwell Design Week in three years. 100m of wave curtains will be installed on the Upper Ground floor of Orangebox’s flagship Smartworking space in Northampton Road, EC1.
The curtains will act as room dividers, creating zones that promote collaborative and flexible working patterns, while providing an attractive, versatile space for visitors, partners and clients to utilise both during the festival and afterwards.
Designed by Perkins&Will, in conjunction with Waverley, the Upper Ground floor is intended to inspire a vision of the next generation of sustainable and cooperative working environments. In particular, the Waverley curtains will be used to provoke different reactions in terms of attention and promote a productive outcome whatever the level of attention required.
Discussions between Waverley and Orangebox began in March 2020 with a view to completing ahead of the design week that year. However, the project was postponed for two years due to the pandemic, only restarting at the beginning of 2022. With the contract officially being awarded at the end of March and install starting w/c 9th May – it’s been all hands-on deck to manufacture the curtains in time.
The festival opens on 24th May and Orangebox will be a key attraction throughout the week with an expected 4,000 people through the doors. Waverley will be collaborating with Orangebox during the event with representatives being present in the space to meet and greet attendees.