Last week we held a great evening of inspirational design talks, networking and gin at our Oxo Tower Showroom in London; the event: ‘industry insights’, was in partnership with eporta. We heard inspiring talks from eporta, Casambi and EOQ while sipping on our in-house Ginnermost & tonic.

eporta gave a BIID accredited CPD presentation on best practice for sourcing Interiors, covering all aspects of sourcing from accessing the best designs to responsibilities, pricing and supplier management.

As the distributor for EOQ across Europe, we were delighted to be joined by EOQ founder Matt Pepper, who gave fascinating insight into the manufacture of the EOQ range. Accompanied by beautiful video footage, Matt explained how each piece of furniture and lighting is crafted with precision engineering, using unique design techniques that challenge traditional manufacturing methods. Classic items from the furniture range, such as 4a and Otto chairs and stools were used as the seating for the evening.

Stephen Jackson from Casambi and our co-founder Russell Cameron gave an introduction to the future of connectivity with the Casambi Bluetooth lighting control system. Dubbed ‘The most robust, cost effective and future proof wireless lighting control solution’, we were all invited to try out the app, play with the system and find out how Casambi can be used to change the way interiors look and feel, utilising more subtle effects like colour temperature, to boost alertness or to help to relax.

The event was a storming success, so thanks to all that joined us, and we are looking into planning the next very soon!