With internationally renowned workplaces designs, Walter Knoll appreciates the link between our working environment and the quality of our work. DeskTop, a photography exhibition held at Walter Knoll’s Clerkenwell showroom throughout November, explores the influence of our working environment.
DeskTop profiles the workspaces of some of the UK’s most inspirational creative minds including Serpentine gallery director Yana Peel, architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, curator Johanna Agerman-Ross, designer Luke Pearson of Pearson Lloyd, architect Matthew Blain of Hassell, architect and designer Sevil Peach, Wallpaper* Brand and content Manager Tony Chambers and designer Mike Holland of Foster + Partners.
Alongside each photograph, the participants have chosen an item that plays an important role in their way of working. The items include Mike Holland’s FLO by Lumina Lamp, Yana Peel’s copy of the Financial Times Weekend, Luke Pearson’s Radius Gauge and Matthew Blain’s Alexander McQueen, The Life & Legacy book.
The exhibition questions how and why we work as we do and explores how the workplace is changing in the digital age, from a purely functional approach in the 1970’s to a more relaxed and collaborative environment today. Curated by Jonathan Openshaw and photographed by Anton Rodriguez, DeskTop provides an opportunity to consider key workplace themes such as communication, creativity and flexibility.
2nd – 30th November 2017
Walter Knoll, 42 Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6EA