The Serendipity Studio - Part of Clerkenwell Design Week

Location:

Exhibition Room

Date:

23-May-17 to 25-May-17

Opening Hours:

10am - 5pm, Entry to Studio and Event programme - Free

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Enter the Serendipity Studio at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell and explore the nature of designing and innovating through serendipity.

Accidental connections, discussions and collaborations have been the starting point for many iconic designs, processes, materials and techniques. The studio provides an environment where people can meet, ask questions and find inspiration relevant to their industry.   

A programme of workshops, talks and drop in sessions sits alongside displays from material specialists, engineers, architects, designers and craftspeople as a live example of serendipitous design and collaboration. Part of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW).


 

DROP IN PROGRAMME

HARTLEY CYCLES AND REYNOLDS TECHNOLOGY 

See the ways in which Reynolds bike tubing has been used to make a range of products outside the cycling world; from the external installation designed by Scale Rule outside the building to a beautiful chandelier designed by Jailmake. Discover more about Hartley Cycles

SCALE RULE 

Gain an insight into the Architectural & Engineering design process with an exhibition for the playful, student designed Next Generation Design pavilion for CDW in St James Church Gardens. Discover more about Scale Rule

BUILD WITH HUBS 

Experiment with this newly developed connector by building structure prototypes and testing out how it can be applied to architectural and interior design.

DIGITS2WIDGETS AND PHILIP BEDFORD 

The traditional craft of engine turning and one of the newest forms of design technology – 3D printing – are combined in this drop in activity. Have a go at this precise and beautiful form of decoration, and connect your engine turned piece to a specially designed 3D printed keyring.Each one is parametrically designed, so you’ll be taking a bit of unique design away with you. Discover more about Digits2Widgets and The Society of Ornamental Turners 

SCIN MATERIALS LIBRARY 

Many designers start by finding the right material, drop into the Materials library for inspiration and information from experts about the materials that fit with your ideas. Discover more about SCIN


TALKS

PROCESS: TRANSCENDING 3D PRINTING

Architect and Digits2Widgets Design Director, Jonathan Rowley, presents a series of applications of 3D printing applied to other processes. This challenges the media hype around 3d printing where one hears so much about “one day everything will be made this way”.

Tue 23 May 2017, 3.45pm - 4.30pm 

METALLURGY IN DESIGN: HARTLEY CYCLES AND REYNOLDS TECHNOLOGY 

Using the 953 Gravel Road bike as a live example, Caren Hartley speaks about processes and techniques used in building bespoke bike frames. Keith Noronha of Reynolds Technology Limited introduces the importance of metallurgy in design.

Wed 24 May 2017, 2.30pm - 3.15pm 


CREATIVE LINKS: SOLUTIONS LOOKING FOR PROBLEMS

Do you have a design problem that needs solving? You may find what you're looking as designers and manufacturers give short presentations about their design solutions. Part of Clerkenwell Design Week.

Wed 24 May 2017, 6pm - 8.30pm 


MATERIAL BLAST

6 speakers. 6 min each. 6 materials. 6 material designers present one product each in superfast presentations. Handle the materials presented and ask questions from the designers afterwards and take a look around The Serendipity Studio.

Thu 25 May, 6pm - 8.30pm 


A 3.5% booking fee applies on all bookings and credit card transactions. Please note that we cannot provide refunds or exchanges. 

You can also book via phone or at the reception desk at the Goldsmiths' Centre (EC1M 5AD). Please call 020 7566 7650 or email boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org to book or for more information.


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