Sleep + Eat is to introduce a new addition to this year’s exhibition that looks to encourage collaboration and the sharing of best practice.
The trade show, held at Olympia London from November 19 – 20, has revealed that The Hub will be a key part of this year’s event, created by the London arm of interior experts, Wilson Associates.
Responding to this year’s theme of ‘Social FlexAbility’, The Hub will be the place for co-working and networking, for catching up with emails, or relaxing away from the busy exhibition floor.
“The space will be a lounge where everyone is welcome to convene and collaborate,” says Juan Carlos Rodriguez Artigas, Design Director of Wilson Associates. “A circle is a powerful thing as it evokes a sense of connection, equality, equilibrium, balance, unity and safety. We are keeping this at the forefront of our mind, especially when it comes to the items that will be installed. Our goal is for the stand to be completely sustainable; every product will have been used, or will be used again. As a circle represents a cycle, we want to be able to maintain the geometry of recycling.”
Circular ‘Eclipse’ light fixtures by Astro Lighting will circumnavigate the space; tables and seating – re-upholstered if second hand – will be from Knightsbridge Furniture, and Floor tiles will be supplied by Atlas Concorde.
The Hub will be located on the opposite side of the ground floor exhibition hall to the main entrance.
Sleep & Eat will be open from 10am on Tuesday 19th with an evening drinks reception until 8.30pm, and from 10am-6pm on Wednesday 20th. To register for a complimentary pass, visit registration.