Who’s really challenging the status quo in flooring design? What amazing designs will a partnership between a leading flooring company and a fashion house produce? How has nature inspired flooring design?

Find out the answers to these and many more creative questions at Clerkenwell Design Week, an award-winning independent festival that’s a showcase for the best design brands from across the world.

The festival takes place in various venues across Clerkenwell; truly one of the world’s most important design hubs, being home to more firms of architects and creative agencies per square mile than anywhere else.

Running from 19-21 May, the festival – now in its sixth year – comprises exciting pop-up exhibitions, exclusive events and one-off installations.

This year, some of FLR Group’s flooring partners will be among the 300 innovative design brands showcasing their products and hosting talks. So if you’re in the area, why not swing by and take a look. Or if you’re already going, be sure you don’t miss the following:

Milliken

The theme of each of the festival’s three days will be based around one of Milliken’s latest collection of carpet tiles. They’ve also revamped their studio, making it the place to go for creative workshops and stimulating design talks from leading experts.

Bolon

Be one of the first to check out Bolon’s latest flooring collection, Flow, which takes its inspiration from the mysteries of the deepest oceans. See also the fruits of Bolon’s latest collaboration with fashion brand Missoni.

Brintons

Designers of luxurious, wool-rich carpets, Brintons will be hosting an exciting series of talks from the London Design Centre. Highlights include a Designing For Woven Axminster Carpets presentation, featuring ways in which Brintons continues to push the boundaries of carpet design and use. 2 Lovely Gays will also be hosting a session focusing on how the style of your home or office interior is an expression of you as a person.

Interface

The world’s largest designers of commercial carpet tiles will be running a series of discussions and interactive workshops exploring how nature inspires design and promotes well-being. Inma Goodhew from Old School Club will be hosting a 2-day workshop on upcycling. If you’ve got household items or clothing that could do with freshening up, bring them along and see how design can breathe new life into them.

For more on Clerkenwell Design Week, please go to www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com. Why not let us know if you’re going, and if you do go, tell us what you thought by tweeting us @FLRGROUP.