(UK) – Architect@Work, the curated, two-day trade fair aimed at the British architecture and design (A&D) community, returned to the Truman Brewery, London in a physical format from 13-14 April.
The 9th edition of the event saw more than 70 leading international architectural suppliers showcase their latest innovations in lighting technology, surface solutions, interior and exterior fixtures and fittings.
One of the most popular elements of the annual show was its talks programme; taking place both in person and via a live stream, this year’s series was centred upon the headline theme of ‘Air and Architecture’, which explored how we breathe and what that means for our wellbeing, as well as the lungs of cities themselves. Joining the discussion were some of the best names in the A&D industry, including: Guy Hollaway, Hollaway Studio; Joe Morris, Morris+Company; Eleanor Brough, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects; Rachel Edwards, Lendlease; Je Ahn, Studio Weave; and Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield.
Anne-Laure Van de Ginste, Exhibition Manager of Architect@Work, said: “We’re delighted to be back in London in a physical form this year. If there’s one thing that lockdowns have taught us, it is the face-to-face contact that is of the essence – especially when it comes to discovering product innovations. For us, quality clearly outweighs quantity at live events.
“In line with our long-standing commitment to championing design and innovation, our show has, once again, proved to be one of the leading destinations for the A&D community to discover new ideas and connect with their industry peers.
“We look forward to returning in London 2023 with another exciting programme of content and discussions.”