Join us for Clerkenwell Design Week 2024

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Join us for a vibrant and inspiring exploration of the power of colour through the lenses of sustainability, inclusivity, and design. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of hues and discover how colour can shape our world in meaningful and impactful ways.

Why colour?

Creating sustainable and inclusive spaces is crucial for promoting environmental responsibility and social equity. Colour plays a significant role in setting the tone, creating a welcoming atmosphere, and reflecting the diversity of users within these spaces.

We invite you to participate in this opportunity to delve into engaging discussions, interactive activities, and an exploration of colour, from palette to purpose.



Days: 21–23 May 2024

Opening Hours: 10 AM–Late

Location: Tarkett Atelier – 47-53 St John St, London, EC1M 4AN


Daytime Activities

Daytime Activities

No need to register for these activities, just show up!

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Construct birdhouses that are environmentally friendly and have a long-lasting impact.

ELVI is a fun and interactive urban birdhouse game that encourages the reuse of materials while promoting their hygienic properties and recyclability. Created in collaboration between Mano de Santo and Tarkett, ELVI is an eco-friendly activity that provides an engaging learning experience.

Participants can enjoy building birdhouses while learning about the importance of sustainability and the benefits of reusing materials like linoleum. Join us in this exciting activity and contribute to creating a cleaner and greener environment for everyone!

Every day from 10 AM until 3:30 PM

Explore the world of virtual reality for human-conscious design.

Immerse yourself in Tarkett's Human Conscious Design Platform and discover inspired solutions that benefit everyone. This innovative virtual reality (VR) tool is specially designed to assist architects and designers in creating truly inclusive spaces that prioritise users' needs and well-being by considering the senses of sight, smell, sound, and touch.

Our new VR experience allows you to explore user-centric classroom, office, and hospital spaces. Be sure to stop by Tarkett Atelier to discover the power of human-conscious design and see how this tool can help your projects thrive!

Every day from 10 AM until 3:30 PM

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Discover Tarkett's range of materials using NCS technology.

Explore the fascinating world of colour perception with the Natural Colour System® (NCS). With NCS Notations or codes, you can accurately describe any colour on any surface, be it flooring, paint, or packaging. Experience the exciting, gamified walk-through of this technology and learn how our eyes perceive colours scientifically.

You can also speak with an NCS Specialist to delve deeper into the world of colour coding and its applications. Don't miss this opportunity to widen your knowledge and appreciation of colours!

Every day from 10 AM until 3:30 PM

Speaker Sessions

Speaker Sessions

Save your seat! Pre-registration is required for the below sessions.


Beauty of Circularitywith Caroline Till

Join Caroline Till, Co-Founder of FranklinTill, at Tarkett Atelier during Clerkenwell Design Week for a session on the "Beauty of Circularity". Learn how to apply circular design principles to make more sustainable products and services. The session will cover real-life examples, inspiring discussions, and practical skills. You'll gain valuable insights to help create a more sustainable future by embracing the circular economy. Don't miss out on this opportunity to drive positive change in your design practice.

Tuesday 21 May from 4-5 PM

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‘We’re Not Recycling Enough! How Do We Tackle Building Industry Wastefulness?’ Panel Debate with Katie Treggiden

Want to learn how to tackle the industry's wasteful practices? Join Tarkett and Katie Treggiden for a panel debate featuring architects and sustainability experts who will discuss the challenges facing recycling efforts. The debate will delve into the root causes of the industry's wasteful tendencies and explore why the status quo remains. Our goal is to encourage productive conversation and actionable solutions for a more sustainable future. Don't miss this unique opportunity to contribute to positive change in the industry. Audience participation is encouraged, and attendees are welcome to ask questions and share their thoughts.

Tuesday 21 May from 6-7 PM

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‘Human Conscious Design Principleswith Shaz Hawkins

Join us for an insightful speaker session on the importance of design in creating inclusive spaces. Our commitment to Tarkett Human-Conscious Design® is all about creating flooring that is not only environmentally responsible but also promotes the well-being of people. In this session, you will learn how to design with specific needs in mind, and how this approach can lead to inspired solutions that benefit everyone. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the power of human-conscious design and how it can help your projects thrive.

Wednesday 22 May from 4-5 PM

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‘Emotions and Colours in Spatial Design’ Creative Workshop with Justine Fox

Join design expert Justine Fox for an interactive session exploring how colours in spatial design can impact our emotional well-being. In this workshop, you'll learn effective colour strategies to create inclusive and harmonious environments. Through a creative process of collage using samples of Tarkett materials, you'll get hands-on experience with these concepts. By the end of the session, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of how colours can positively impact our emotions and well-being in the spaces we inhabit. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from a leading design expert and get creative with colour!

Wednesday 22 May from 6-7 PM

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‘From an Inner Sanctuary to an Ethereal Multiverse: Colour Trends of 2025+ by NCS Colourwith Karl Johan Bertilsson

Join us for an exciting talk on enhancing your colour projects with Karl Johan Bertilsson, Creative Director at NCS Colour. Through his wealth of experience and understanding of trend dynamics, Karl has been at the forefront of NCS trend forecasting for numerous years. In this session, he will explore the latest colour trends of 2025 and beyond, taking you on a journey from an inner sanctuary to an ethereal multiverse. You will gain valuable insights into how these trends can be applied to your work and will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop to put your new knowledge into practice. Don't miss this chance to enhance your colour expertise and take your projects to the next level!

Thursday 23 May from 2-3 PM

‘Stylib AI Design Recognition’ with Fabio Galicia

Join us for a fascinating speaker session led by Fabio Galicia, Co-Founder and CTO at Stylib, where we will explore the significance of colour palettes in architecture and design. Using AI-powered mapping technology, this session will delve into the usage of colours across various products, and discuss their impact on accessibility and well-being. Fabio will also analyse how different sectors use colour, and explore how Stylib's digital library can streamline the material selection process for each. This session is perfect for designers and specifiers looking to enhance their understanding of colour selection and its importance in the architectural products industry.

Thursday 23 May from 4-5 PM

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