The thing about The Clerkenwell Collection is that, despite its structure of bricks and mortar, it simply never stands still.
Whichever day or night you step over its threshold, there’s loads going on, whether it’s wine tastings, fashion shows or launch parties, photo shoots, shopping sprees, or gallery viewings. And the clientele you find in there are as eclectic and excitable as those that run the show and/or exhibit there.
Last night was no exception. For those of you not yet in the know, Tree Couture is in the enviable position of calling The Clerkenwell Collection our ‘home from home’ – our spiritual, retail and show home! We show our limited edition collections of handcrafted solid wood furniture there and share the lovely two-storey space with a brilliantly diverse crew of other designer-makers and creative businesses. And last night we held a seriously fun Meet the Makers evening – a collaborative event with our wonderful artisan wine and champagne merchant friends The Perfect Cellar, our fabulous British tailoring buddies Bespoke HQ, and our gorgeous ‘wearable art’ designer-maker allies Guirado Design.
It was a treat not just to meet up with our own friends and clients but also to meet those of the other businesses and have the chance to wax lyrical about the wonders of wood, our individual furniture pieces and our vibrant London workshop (our other home), and explain what ignites and drives our passion. Passion for what we do and quality in what we do are without doubt the common threads that tie all the ‘residents’ of The Clerkenwell Collection together.
One of our guests explained last night how much she loved coming to events at TCC as they were so refreshingly non-corporate, not in the least ‘sales-y’ and simply fascinating, enlightening and friendly. Which pretty well sums up what goes on in our vibey little corner of Clerkenwell.
It’s mad to think this breath-of-fresh-air of a retail gallery and events space has only breathed life for a handful of months, but it most definitely feels that it’s already in full bloom! So do come along and check out everything that’s on offer here if you share our passion for all things bright and beautiful, and most certainly blossoming.
Click on the gallery below to view the images from the evening.