London Cosentino City showroom manager Sasha Joseph explains why the company will be participating at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) and what it will be doing
Q: Why have you decided to participate in Clerkenwell Design Week in 2023?
A: CDW is an unmissable opportunity for the world of design and architecture to come together to be inspired and make new connections.
We’ve had very successful events during the past CDW editions and we are excited to be back for our fifth year.
Our London City showroom is a space for architects, designers and trade professionals to meet, be inspired and see how Cosentino’s ranges can be utilised for an extremely wide range of projects, so we’re looking forward to opening our doors during Clerkenwell Design Week!
Q: Can you tell us about what you will be doing at CDW?
A; This year, Cosentino will once again be sponsoring Clerkenwell Design Week.
We will be opening our flagship London City showroom doors for the fifth year, hosting a plethora of must-attend events and talks with our experts.
In particular, on Tuesday, May 23 at 12:30, we will be offering an exclusive preview of our brand new collection for Silestone, ‘Le Chic’.
On Wednesday, May 24 at 12:30, we will be discussing our sustainability story with our ESG Global Director Ramon Ruiz and our Circular Economy Manager Luis Henz Del Campo.
We will also bring back our 12-seater bar bike in partnership with Pedibus, offering groups of architects and design professionals a fun, unique way to network and explore Clerkenwell Design Week.
The bike will be available every day during CDW between 12pm and 4pm.
Q: Why have you chosen to participate in CDW in this way?
A: As a longstanding sponsor of Clerkenwell Design Week, Cosentino is committed to showing its support for the design industry.
Through an engaging series of events, workshops and talks, we want to reach as many design professionals and architects as possible and showcase our products and processes, which we’re incredibly proud of.
Sustainability is always a key focus for us, which is why we will be celebrating all things sustainable design with our exciting agenda of panel discussions and events.
Q: What are your expectations of the show?
A: Clerkenwell is home to hundreds of creative businesses and it truly is one of the most important design hubs in the world.
We’re thrilled to be part of this exciting event once again and we’re looking forward to showcasing our products and endless applications to our visitors.
We are incredibly passionate about what we do and how we do it, and we’re constantly striving to inspire designers with our quality, processes and growing community.
Q: Who and how many people do you hope to see?
A: We’d love to see architects, designers and trade professional on the hunt for new products, applications and inspiration.
During last year’s CDW we welcomed between 850-950 people into our showroom, so this year we’re hoping to exceed 1,000 visitors.
Q: What will be the measurement of the show’s success?
A: We’re hoping to secure a substantial number of active leads from design professionals which will open doors into new markets.
Last year we launched C-Top, our new strategic business channel for interior design professionals – a programme tailored to relationship building, transparency and marketing opportunities.
The programme offers a wide range of benefits – from exclusive rewards and commissions to assistance from our design managers, customised digital services and promotion on social and trade media.
During CDW, a key focus will therefore be encouraging interior design network to sign up to C-Top.
The 12th annual CDW 2023 will see a total of 12 exhibition venues participate, 600 events and over 300 design brands, including Cosentino.
It will cover furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, materials, textiles, decorative accessories, and lighting and include a programmes of talks, pop-ups and street installations comissioned specially for Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW).