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Clerkenwell Design Week 2023

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NEWS CDW 2023

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The life of the office isn’t static, colleagues undertake each day different tasks in different ways depending on their own individual needs. This constant state of flux has driven a need for diverse and adaptable workplace furniture; from collaborative meetings, individually focused work, touch down areas, breakout spaces and more.

 

However, offices also evolve over longer time scales too. In recent years we’ve seen a rapid transformation in how workspaces are used, driving a need to update or change their interiors, including the furniture, to cater for new ways of working and changes in technology.

 

With ever increasing urgency we also need to look at the impact we have on the environment, understanding how to re-use, re-envision and re-vitalise older office areas utilising existing furniture. Rather than all new, designers can consider adding-to or changing what’s already there to rejuvenate spaces.

 

This Clerkenwell Design Week Davison Highley is investigating both micro and macro office changes. Discover upholstered furniture whose modular nature caters for every area of the workspace, get up close with our quality construction and let us share with you our sustainable practices.

 

  • Explore the evolution of your workplace to grow or alter your different areas to meet the requirements of both today and the future in an environmentally positive way.

 

  • Showcasing Davison Highley furniture for every area of the workspace. With scenes enhanced by Clerkenwell rug studio.

 

  • A botanical-BEE installation in conjunction with Innerspace Cheshire. Featuring BEE & BEE-fluted layouts with planting to create an indoor garden room.

 

  • Learn more about our RE- scheme, part of our Sustainable Manufacturing Program, where we encourage our clients to reuse their existing Davison Highley furniture in order to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill. Our showroom will be displaying areas demonstrating where we’ve reused existing furniture, creating dynamic, contemporary new spaces.

 

  • Discover how, as a manufacturer, we are tackling our impact on the environment in a positive way – join our talk with sustainability expert, James Bell from Dragonfly Sustainability.

 

Explore the possibilities!

 

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Introducing the RE- scheme.
Rather than all new, why not consider adding to or adapting your existing Davison Highley products.



We'll have some great examples on display to inspire you to re-use, re-cycle and re-jeuvenate. Come in and have a look!

 

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LAST FEW SPACES AVAILABLE/ Join us during Clerkenwell Design Week, as we examine a life-cycle based approach to furniture design, production and consumption. 

Embracing Circularity with James Bell, Dragonfly Sustainability
Wednesday 24th May 2023 9.15am

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CDW23: BEE-productive

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NEWS May 2023

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Previewing BEE-productive.

This Clerkenwell Design Week we are previewing an extension to both our BEE & BEE-fluted ranges; BEE-productive.

 

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The aim of BEE-productive is to introduce additional work areas to the ranges in the form of work tables and solo work pods which can be integrated into BEE & BEE-fluted layouts

 

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The layout shown here will be shown at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week with the full range launching later in the year.

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On display is a layout which incorporates a single occupant work pod utilising an element of BEE seating and screens for privacy, 2 work tables suspended from planters with a separating privacy screen and an element of BEE-fluted seating.

 


 

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SAVE THE DATE/ 23-25 May 2023
Register below for your free ticket.

 

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Rethinking booth systems.

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Exploring Wunderwall-EL.
A perfect fit for breakout, cafe or work zones, the robust free-standing railway booths are a cost-effective alternative to expensive joinery structures, yet give clients the option to disassemble and relocate in less than an hour!

Available in 2 heights (high & low back), get creative with your space to create corridors, zoned collaborative areas, banks of back to back booths and flexible meeting spaces.

Tailor your space with the addition of power and you can even add rear mounted additional work tables and laptop shelves. On display in our Clerkenwell showroom, email for an appointment magic@davisonhighley.co.uk or take a closer look below.

 

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An inviting space for informal meetings.

Take a look around one of our recent projects at the new workplace of BIE Executive, where the modularity of BEE allows for the incorporation of biophilia with built in planters for luscious greenery. The addition of plants has become increasingly popular in progressive office spaces, providing an element of privacy and inducing a sense of calm.

Design: 3equals1 Design
Partner: by Bailey
Client: BIE Executive

 

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SAVE THE DATE/ 23-25 May 2023
Register below for your free ticket.

 

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New! For 2023

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Welcome to 2023.
And our comprehensive new Retail Price List. Access the most up to date information on product specifications and pricing to enable you to develop your project with the key information right at your fingertips!

Included in the new copy are new additions to our BEE, BEE-fluted,  Boulevard and Wunderwall-Boulevard ranges. These exciting new collection additions give designers freedom to optimise their space planning with their modular, flexible design. We've been working on a great example of this, you can read more below.

 

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You will also be able to browse some of our more recent initiatives such as the RE-Scheme, developed to extend the life of your existing Davison Highley furniture. Sustainable solutions for workplace!

 

REQUEST A RETAIL PRICE LIST 2023

 

 

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A blockbusting new workplace.
Take a look around one of our recent projects at the new London home of International film makers, Studio Canal, who have created a social workspace incorporating a skilfully curated collection of BEE and BEE fluted sofas, with plenty of flexible stools and tables to adapt as the space requires.

Design: McFarlane Latter Architects 
Partner: WKworks
Client: STUDIOCANAL UK 
Photographer: Paul Williamson

 

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Looking for inspiration?
Visit our pinterest boards, we love to share inspiration on everything workplace! Signage, biophilia, welcoming reception spaces as well as the latest inspiration from across the world!

 

JOIN US ON PINTEREST!

 

 

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Environmental Score

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We’re on a mission. And have been for years! To have sustainability at the core of our organisation. It’s been underpinning our business model for many years with common sense strategies including; sourcing local raw materials, ensuring ethical practises and reducing waste.

Quite rightly, the sustainability topic has become central to many conversations, both personally and professionally, which is why we want to help untangle the narrative and bring clarity by highlighting some of our more recent initiatives.

 

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Environmental Scorecards

We’re making available environmental data on our most popular collections; Bee, Bee fluted, EL and Boulevard.

Download our Environmental Scorecard to access accurate, informative and verifiable data on the environmental profile of key products. For modular collections we’ve analysed by individual element allowing clients to easily identify a total value of, for example, Embodied Carbon or Recycled Content, for any specific design.

The scorecards have been produced in accordance with the internationally recognised ISO 14021:2016 standard and have been independently verified by our consultant Dragonfly Sustainability.

Download them here for:

BEE,    BEE-FLUTED,    EL,    and    BOULEVARD

 

 

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FSC® certification renewal

Each year we are audited for compliance and we’re delighted to pass again in November 2022 with an exemplary report.

Our environmental certification which includes FSC®, FIRA membership and FISP reassures our clients that as an organisation we are following best practise, answerable to global organisations, in terms of our environmental procedures. It also gives us reassurance that any new initiatives we introduce are included in the monitoring from an accreditation perspective.

 

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Introducing the RE- scheme

Extend the life of your existing Davison Highley furniture with our RE- scheme, where we encourage our clients to reuse their existing Davison Highley furniture.

Part of our Sustainable Manufacture Program, clients have the option to reduce the volume of waste by renewing their existing Davison Highley furniture. All our furniture comes with a 10-year frame and 7-year foam guarantee, but what happens if the fabric starts to look tired, the layout needs to be modified or styles have changed? Rather than replace, we encourage our clients to instead talk to us about using our RE- scheme to refresh, repair or repurpose existing Davison Highley furniture. Each project is individually assessed to determine what needs to be done in order to increase the longevity of the furniture. 

 

Reliable expertise

Since 2017 we’ve been working with the team at Dragonfly Sustainability, an external consultancy, to help us realise our sustainability goals.

Their reliable expertise has not only assisted our certification processes but also given us confidence in our data, with the knowledge that it has been independently verified.

 

Kind Regards

Toby Davison
Managing director

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Fabric trends / AW22

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Kvadrat Mizmaze on the DOUG table at the Davison Highley showroom

 

With the changing seasons we're getting inspiration from our stylish fabric partners. We're loving the textures of the muted natural tones while appreciating the technology behind the sustainable fabric solutions - the drive behind these innovations is remarkable and so closely aligned with our own sustainability philosophy. Take a closer look at what’s new for AW22.

All fabrics are available to explore in our sample library at the Davison Highley Clerkenwell showroom. Book an appointment to discover more!

 


 

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NEW from CAMIRA
Introducing Main Line Twist: Woven from a blend of wool and flax, Main Line Twist is a tweed effect textile with a beautiful handwoven appearance. Multi-tonal yarns create a fabric with impossible-to-define colour detail, rich in warmth and texture. Made to pair with Main Line Flax (now available in a newly expanded palette of 57 colourways), these two textiles are natural partners. 

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NEW from DEPLOEG
Introducing Twinwool: Plastic ocean waste is given new life through an innovative recycling technique where it is added to the spinning process and transformed into Bionic® Yarn. Combined with a superior wool it creates a soft texture, while remains robust, achieving 100,000 Martindale rubs.

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Presenting KVADRAT
Introducing Mizmaze: A knitted upholstery textile with a characterful graphic expression, designed by Sylvain Willenz. It is the product of a manufacturing process, which significantly reduces the use of water. By substituting the conventional washing with a soaking-only process, the water usage is reduced by 80-95%. Available to view on our DOUG table in the Clerkenwell showroom.

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NEW from TEXTILEMANIA
Introducing TextileMania: Originally hailing from Australia, TextileMania was officially launching in the UK this year. With some impressive sustainability credentials, TextileMania offers a unique approach to colour, texture and pattern while focussing on local manufacturing, sustainability, quality and service, firmly establishing itself as a leading supplier of high quality/low environmental impact textiles.

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NEW from BUTE FABRICS
Introducing Storr and Tiree: Textural details with the updated colour palette from the Storr and Tiree collections. Presented in a tactile, naturally inspired palette, the boucle is available as chunky with Storr or a medium texture with Tiree.

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Our close relationship with quality suppliers not only helps us keep pace with the latest trends but also efficiently manage the production process. Fabric is processed immediately an order is received, allowing us to keep clients informed of any potential delays, even proposing alternatives if there is likely to be any delivery delay. On arrival at our workshop, our experienced team inspect by hand to avoid any rare flaws and use their skill and experience to thrill both us and our clients with their pattern matching prowess. 

Request an appointment to find out more at our Clerkenwell showroom here.

 


 

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INVITATION/ Clerkenwell Design Trail

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INVITATION/ Join us during London Design Festival for the Clerkenwell Design Trail. Take the trail to enjoy a whistle stop tour of the leading showrooms in Clerkenwell, bringing you bang up to date with the latest workplace designs from your chosen suppliers.

FLEXibility is the modus operandi for us at Davison Highley, we're constantly looking for new ways to give our clients extensive design choice while remaining  highly competitive on price. During Clerkenwell Design Week we presented our new modular collections; BEE and BEE fluted and now our focus is extending to modular banquette seating. Meet the team on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September and get inspired!


Like to discuss a project? Book into our Putting "Tailoring" to the test drop-in sessions.


Stay up to date with the latest news from Clerkenwell Design Trail.
Explore the complete Clerkenwell Design Trail Programme
Get inspiration and plan your London Design Festival

 


 

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NEW/ Optimising space with back to back BOULEVARD

 

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DISCOVER/ Flexible corner options with BOULEVARD

 

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Book into our interactive workshop Putting "Tailoring" to the test and shine light on the details of our tailoring service and how modifying furniture maybe the budget saving solution you need. 

Put us to the test! Discover and challenge Davison Highley’s renowned ability to modify furniture designs to fit any space. While you're with us, enter our competition to design a space solution and win your very own Bertie stool!

 

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Campus, style.

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Taking inspiration from the latest Campus Style workplace trend, we’re exploring four workplace zones and offering you creative solutions from our extensive collections of workplace upholstered furniture. Through the integration of our Tailoring Service our standard collections can be modified to maximise the space available on your project.

Get inspired and get in touch!

 

Multi-purpose ZONE

Utilise open spaces with a diverse layout which can be easily adapted for multi-use, giving workplace managers the agility to adapt in response to changing business and employee needs. With a comprehensive collection of elements, BEE fluted provides complete flexibility. Planters, tables, power, in-line and curved seating; the collection has everything for your creativity! Yoga space? Stand up meeting hubs? Or simply a space to take a break?

 

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Focus ZONE

We get it. Sometimes you just need a quiet space not just as protection from noise levels but also a quiet space to recharge and reset. The high sides of the Skylon workchair provide a welcome and cocooning retreat when required, while the tablet and built-in charging point provide the reassuring practical details.

 

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Cafe ZONE

Although sometimes unavoidable, we all like to step away from our desks and enjoy a lunch break to recharge and maybe catch up with a colleague. The mindful enjoyment of a healthy and nutritious lunch is a welcome revolution from a hastily taken snack at the desk. We work with a broad range of fabric suppliers and can give extensive advise on fabrics which are most suitable for café areas, book an appointment at our Clerkenwell showroom to explore the options from our comprehensive fabric library.

 

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Collaboration ZONE

Encourage creative collaboration with specific zones for brainstorming, planning and progressing projects. With the high back option, El work modular provides a practical space with an element of noise reduction, perfect for collaborative teamwork!

 

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Our showroom has had quite a refresh! Get in touch to book an appointment. The newly opened Elizabeth Line makes it super quick, just a 7 minute transfer from Paddington to our local Farringdon station. For all other enquiries email magic@davisonhighley.co.uk

 

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The Dimensions of the Workplace

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NEWS July 2022

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Excerpt from The Sustainable Workplace of the Future presented during Clerkenwell Design Week with independent sustainability expert James Bell, Dragonfly Sustainability.

 

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As part of our activities during Clerkenwell Design Week we were delighted to be joined by James Bell, Dragonfly Sustainability. We’ve been working with James for several years now, he has been instrumental in the certification of our long established sustainability credentials. His unique insight, gained from experience working with leading FMCG organisations, is fascinating and we were delighted he could join us for an introduction which will be followed up with a second talk during Clerkenwell Open in September.

 

The four dimensions of workplace design

Exploring four different dimensions of workplace design; emotional, physical, technological and purposeful, can together drive behavioural, organisational and technological change to create a more sustainable, equal, healthy and prosperous workplace. We’ve summarised the key points of each below but the talk can be watched in its entirety on our Instagram channel @davison_highley

 

Emotional workplace.

 

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Employees are increasingly looking for an emotional connection with employers who share their views on wellbeing and corporate governance. Attitudes towards environmental, social and governance, across all age categories, are conclusive according to recent research conducted by PwC.

1) Unily(2019), Future of the Workplace 2030+
2) PwC (2021), Consumer Intelligence Series 2021

 

Physical workplace.

 

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There is no question, and much has been written about the fact, that the workplace has had a dramatic shock over recent years. Data from the EY Work Reimagined study show that while workplace remains the “anchor” for personal and career wellbeing, the days of fixed desks have arguably gone with many organisations look at more zoned campus style workplaces. Collaboration has become key and has been identified during the pandemic as one of the key reasons people need to be in the workplace. This new space planning strategy often creates an entrepreneurial spirit where employees have the freedom for creativity and radical thinking.

1) Unily(2019), Future of the Workplace 2030+
2) EY (2021), Work Reimagined: The sustainable and inclusive workplace of the future

 

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The abundant use of Zoom and Teams has unquestionably been revolutionary in the transformation of workplaces but this aspect of the technological workplace is only a small part of the story with technology also applying to the buildings which have become more human centric through the use of lighting, ventilation and temperature to optimise comfort and well being.

Unily(2019), Future of the Workplace 2030+

 

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Relevant to all who have been rethinking their purpose following the pandemic and key to attracting the best talent, the purposeful workplace considers a less hierarchical structure in organisation which can be encouraged through workplace design where modular and flexible zones can be re-worked and restructured keeping office spaces nimble and adaptive.

1) Unily(2019), Future of the Workplace 2030+
2) PwC (2016), Putting Purpose to Work  

 

Explore more with the full talk available to view on our Instagram account @davison_highley

 


Subscribe to our e-newsletter for an invitation to our next talk from James Bell during Clerkenwell Open 8th-9th September 2022.


 

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CDW 2022 / Review

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Our British design and manufacture keeps us nimble, and as your needs change, we develop and adapt. Take a look at our new products presented during Clerkenwell Design Week. All with FLEXibility at their heart, we've designed products which protect investment through designs which can adapt as business needs evolve.

Let us advise and guide you through the options, have a browse and get in touch to explore the possibilities.

 

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new/ EL work modular seating system
Bridge the gap between formal banquette seating and a workplace sofa with the new EL work modular, you'll be surprised by the inspirational layouts on our website.

 

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new/ WUNDERWALL- EL booth system
A booth system utilising our EL work modular range. With FLEXibility built in, Wunderwall can create robust free-standing railway booths, corridors, zoned collaborative areas, banks of back to back booths and flexible meeting spaces. Need to change? Wunderwall can be easily disassembled and relocated in under an hour.

 

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Create extra, informal seating and tables with a range of circular and square ottos and tables on square or turned tapered timber legs. Ask us about the design options available for you!

 

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Our ever popular lightweight stool, with leather handle is now available in new sizes. Explore the dimensions on our website.

 

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new/ INDUSTRIAL
Go industrial with our new wheels. Quality manufacture, with braking system, they can be incorporated into a number of Davison Highley products utilising our Tailoring service. Contact us for more details.

 


 

Our showroom has had quite a refresh! If you didn't make it to Clerkenwell Design Week and would like to take a look, get in touch to book an appointment. The newly opened Elizabeth Line also makes it super quick, just a 7 minute transfer from Paddington to our local Farringdon station. For all other enquiries email magic@davisonhighley.co.uk

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Save the date / CDW 2022

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For Clerkenwell Design Week 2022 we're all about FLEXibility. Join us at our showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell to find out more!

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

We'll be presenting a series of new products alongside the extensive list of new pieces we've launched in the last 2 years - all with FLEXibility at the heart of their design.

 

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Join us on Wednesday morning for another informative talk from sustainability expert James Bell, a chance to hear the latest thinking as well as gain advice with his Q and A.

And in our outside courtyard we'll be welcoming guests to The Garden Bar, in collaboration with VESCOM , where Kyrö Distillery Company will be bringing their unique Finnish spirit to the heart of Clerkenwell.

Look out for more information soon! See you there!

 

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Join us for The Sustainable Workplace of Tomorrow– meet industry expert James Bell from Dragonfly Sustainability for an informative talk on the Sustainable Workplace of Tomorrow, discussing upcoming trends and looking at how aspects such as climate change, wellbeing, environmental consciousness and hitting net zero carbon will have an impact on how we all use the work place.

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Fabric trends/ SS22

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NEWS March 2022

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Our love of fabrics is no secret and like a child in a sweet shop we always get excited to hear about the latest innovations and trends from our network of fabric creators. Take a closer look at what’s new for SS22.

 

NEW from CAMIRA

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Introducing SumiUnderstated in its elegance and refined in its colouration, Sumi is a fabric which exudes serenity and style. Woven from worsted wool using fine marl yarns, this natural textile embraces a purity of composition and an impeccably simple aesthetic which makes it both without age, yet achingly current.

 

 NEW from ULTRAFABRICS

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Introducing UF Select: Developed to inspire with an array of timeless textures and tones influenced by traditional handicraft. Crafted exclusively with hand-picked and trusted mill partners UF Select showcases the innovative performance and comfort of Ultrafabrics with two new creative collections, Lino and Montage.

Lino creates the look of a textile weave with its two-toned crosshatch design, soft touch, and sizeable assortment of on-trend colours. Montage has a softly weathered texture that’s rich, organic, and brought to life through an impactful range of timely neutrals and natural shades. Uniting state-of-the-art technology and sustainably-focused innovation, these are intelligent fabrics designed to do more.

 

NEW from VESCOM

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Introducing eco-friendly upholstery fabrics: Made from post-consumer PET bottles, our 100% recycled polyester FR yarn turns the problem of plastic waste into a solution. Bottles are collected locally before being separated by type and colour, processed and converted into flakes. Four structures, one family: Designed to work in unison, the four qualities that make up our recycled upholstery family – Wilson, a basic weave; Avon, a melange; Norfolk, a grid; and Harding, a twill – honour fundamental weaving techniques. This purity and simplicity, as well as the non-directionality of most structures, makes them incredibly easy to combine with one another – and to integrate into interiors.

 

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Introducing Muirhead: For low carbon, high luxury leather, it’s strength is in the creation of the lowest carbon leather in the world at only 1.1kg CO2e per hide. It’s a beautiful, natural and sustainable material, trusted by brands like Mulberry, British Airways, Rolls Royce, and Princess Yachts, we well as, of course, Davison Highley.

 

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Introducing Macro: Inspired by the prism, Svensson have been exploring how fabrics can help us to distil light, how structures can bring shadows to life when the light hits them and how colour scales can live in synergy with light. With sound environmental credentials, Macro upholstery fabric is made using wool from local Scandinavian sheep. The wool-dyeing process brings to life a pattern which, when observed from a distance, blends together to create a more even surface, hence the name Macro.

 

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Introducing three new ranges: Chosen to complement the leather look in designs, Yarwood Leather have introduced three new contract fabric ranges. Chamonix – a warm and comforting wool fabric in classic and commercial tones. Manhattan – a luxurious and glamorous velvet feel in sophisticated neutrals and deep, rich colours. Santorini – a fresh and calming linen look with timeless tones and modern brights. 

 


 

Our close relationship with quality suppliers not only helps us keep pace with the latest trends but also efficiently manage the production process. Fabric is ordered immediately when an order is received, allowing us to keep clients informed of any potential delays, even proposing alternatives if there is likely to be any delivery delay. On arrival at our workshop, our experienced team inspect by hand to avoid any rare flaws and use their skill and experience to thrill both us and our clients with their pattern matching prowess. 

 

Our sample library at the Davison Highley Clerkenwell showroom is full of these exciting new materials with ample space to create exciting combinations. Book an appointment to discover more!

 

 

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“Unexplored Territories” with Ultrafabrics

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L-R; Bertie – Spectra in Oxblood, Allsorts Cube – Lino in Independence, Allsorts Tall Circular – Pro in Blush, Bertie – Pearlized in Mirror, Allsorts Cube – Fusion Shimmer in Frost.

 

Visit the Ultrafabrics showroom in Clerkenwell and take a journey into Unexplored Territories. Following an unimaginable period of fear, isolation and solitude, consumers have re-emerged with a newfound sense of optimism, becoming more grounded with intention than ever before.

 

Five colour concepts.

Lust for life. La Mer. Metaphysical. Speed of Light. Ultra Violet.

 

Discover 2022 colour inspiration representing consumers’ readiness to explore alternative ways of being. Five concepts, all of which prove that colour is one of the primary elements that can help define new space - in both the physical and psychological aspects of design and brought to life in the Ultrafabrics showroom, less than one minute from our showroom, with the featured colours and textures represented on a selection of Bertie and Allsorts stools from Davison Highley.

 

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About Ultrafabrics

With high-performance functionality and ultimate comfort intertwined, Ultrafabrics helps to create uniquely sensorial and colourful surroundings. Uniting Japanese craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and sustainably-focused innovation, they make intelligent fabrics designed to do more.

 

Ultrafabrics

6 Northburgh Street

London
EC1V 0AY
www.ultrafabricsinc.com

showroom@ultrafabricsinc.com

 

 

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The Davison Highley Difference

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What is it that makes Davison Highley different? We can talk about the facts; we've been in business for over 40 years, our accreditations are exemplary, we're British Made. But what does that mean for you? Read more and discover the Davison Highley difference.

 

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Personal service without the price
We like to cut all our timber boards and fabric by hand. Whilst this can take a little longer it does allow us to offer a personal Tailored service to clients who like to make minor adjustments to dimensions without the need for us to reprogramme machinery.

Cutting the fabric by hand also allows us to factor in any nuances in the fabric, appreciating how the fabric stretches and behaves, in order to achieve the perfect finish.

 

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Transparent sustainability credentials
It's in our heritage. Many years ago our business was modelled on local supply; it's quick, responsive and reliable. From our home in the Chiltern Hills, we've increased monitoring of every step of the production process to measure the environmental impact of everything we make. It helps us achieve sustainability goals for ourselves and our clients.

 

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Holistic fabric management
We don't like surprises! Which is why we order fabric as soon as an order is received, allowing us to keep clients informed of any potential delays. Our close relationships with fabric suppliers allows us to suggest alternatives if there is likely to be any delivery delay due to our supply partners.

On arrival at our workshop, our team inspect by hand to avoid any rare flaws and use their skill and experience to thrill both us and our clients with their pattern matching prowess. 

 

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Responsive communication
Face to face, TEAMS, Zoom, WhatsApp. We don't mind how, we simply like to keep clients up to date with honest, timely and transparent communication.

Put us to the test! Experience the Davison Highley difference. 

 


 

For more details browse our new Davison Highley Catalogue 2022, or request an appointment at our Clerkenwell showroom here.

 

              DOWNLOAD THE NEW DAVISON HIGHLEY CATALOGUE 2022            

 

 

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BUY LESS. CHOOSE WELL. MAKE IT LAST.

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In the words of the iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Buy Less. Choose Well. Make it Last. This month we've been exploring the different ways which Davison Highley works with clients to help them reach both their budgetary and sustainability goals.

Although the news is dominated with the COP 26 conference, thinking sustainably is not something which is new to Davison Highley, should you wish to explore more please check out our Sustainable Manufacturing Philosophy. We're committed to Net Zero by 2030 but for us it's also about some smart design thinking and we're sharing some of our design advice below.

 

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BUY LESS
Utilise our tailoring service to purchase the exact pieces you need to fit your space. Working closely with our client we were able to tailor our EL collection to make the best use of an enclosed space.

 

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Selecting from any one of our six modular collections gives you complete flexibility to adapt to any future business and employee needs. Our robust connections mean that often pieces can be taken apart, reconfigured with ease and even added to should your business need it.

 

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MAKE IT LAST
Start with a design classic to ensure your design aesthetic is built to last. Build in quality production with the reassurance of a 10 year frame guarantee and 7 year foam guarantee. Still need an upgrade? Talk to us about renewing your Davison Highley furniture and extending its life. Only available on Davison Highley products we're committed to extending the lifecycle of products and reducing waste through regeneration. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more!

 

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Like to take a closer look at the options for your project? Book an appointment in our newly updated Clerkenwell showroom!

 

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Warming, warning stripes. Devised by our near neighbours at University of Reading, this striking graphic shows the clear urgency to address climate change with the stripes signifying average temperatures from pre-industrial era to today. Led by Professor Ed Hakwins visit showyourstripes.info to explore rising temperatures in different areas of the world. #showyourstripes

 

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Toby Davison
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Showroom evolution

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As many of our clients know, we love our home in the heart of Clerkenwell. For 8 years we’ve been welcoming clients to our extensive showroom in Brewhouse Yard. A late 19th Century brewery building whose architecture gives a gentle nod to its historic past, with distinctive pillars and arched windows and on sunny days our outdoor courtyard provides a welcome retreat for a relaxing break, a moment to pause on a busy day.

Enlisting the immense interior design skills of Natasha Cruder, we’ve had a redesign, a time to look at the space we have and clearly focus on providing flexibility whilst optimising the customer experience.

 

Flexible workplace

Workplaces change. We hear this from our clients and our showroom is no exception. Sheers have been strategically hung in the space as a flexible, separation tool, to encourage the flow but also to create ‘pause’ moments.  By using sheers and not heavy curtains we retain the sight lines across the space but recognise those moments to pause.

In times, of new product launches, inspirational talks and even yoga sessions, we’ll be able to adapt the space to suit the occasion. 

 

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Our approach was to construct a journey through the space that enabled the visitor to create personalised experiences with the products they were seeing and the space itself, whilst retaining the views across the open plan showroom – we did not want to hide the buildings features, in particular the columns and arched ceilings.  

 

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The application of plants was used to focus the eye line.  Upon entry your eye is drawn to the trailing column plants, to create a light barrier between the front part of the showroom and the back.  The portable potted plants have been used to direct the visitor through the space but also to create a realistic environment to showcase the furniture pieces inspired by biophilic design.

The Working Area and Teapoint are nestled in the far corner near the WCs. With walls painted a rich deep green we’ve created a warm, relaxed environment that invites collaboration and socialising. The space offers a large high table with AV and a fabric library making it ideal for meetings and presentations.  The informal breakout seating in the Teapoint area act as a great way to connect the two spaces.

The first of our phased developments for the showroom is now complete!

Let us show you around! Book your appointment by emailing magic@davisonhighley.co.uk or take an online tour now.

  

Natasha Cruder

Cruder interiors

natasha@cruderinteriors.com

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Join us for the Clerkenwell Open

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Take workplace design to a higher level through the enrichment of communication, knowledge and design with the BCFA x WOD Clerkenwell Open design trail which Davison Highley is proud to be a part of. Join us at our Clerkenwell showroom to meet the team and explore our new products including BEE fluted, an addition to the successful BEE modular collection launched in 2020 and the Skylon work chair, a self-contained workspace.

If you'd prefer, book an appointment using the link below.

 

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Working with interior designer, Natasha Cruder, the Davison Highley showroom is undergoing a redesign with a focus on user navigation to encourage flow and create inviting spaces to pause; enriching the visitor experience. We’ll be introducing smart elements, such as trailing column plants, luxurious sheer fabrics, and dynamic graphic treatments, allowing flexibility for future use, whilst remaining respectful of the architectural arched ceilings and columns of the late 19th century brewery building.

 

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Space for collaboration with BEE-fluted
Built upon the extremely popular BEE modular range, BEE-fluted takes the design to the next level with its soft fluting creating a visually dynamic look. The range of undulating straight sections and gentle curves can be tailored to meet specific requirements, creating an inviting space where employees can collaborate or relax. Compatible with the BEE modular range, designers can create a cohesive design aesthetic for the entire workplace.

 

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Space for concentration with the Skylon work chair
Based upon the popular Skylon range, Skylon work chair combines the comfort of the Skylon sofa range with the semi-private work space of our Skylon work booth. Featuring a robust tablet table, the Skylon work chair can also be fitted with a variety of power modules to create an independent work space for both short and long term working.

 


 

On hand throughout the event will be the team who have developed and launched this year the Davison Highley Sustainable Manufacturing Philosophy. Outlining how workplace furniture can be incorporated and support sustainability goals for clients, the team are available to discuss the real details, supported by data, of how Davison Highley have sustainability at the core of their business strategy.

See you there!

 

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Sustainable Manufacture Philosophy.

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Sustainability has always been at the heart of our business and it’s been 6 years now since we formalised our processes. Since then we’ve made measured progress in many areas of our work to reduce our impact whilst transforming interior spaces. 


But we don't stop there! We've got plans and we were overwhelmed by the response to them when we shared our Sustainable Manufacture Philosophy at our recent webinar.


Read the full document outlining our plans in our pdf or catch up on the webinar with Caroline Atack, Davison Highley and James Bell, Dragonfly Sustainability who explained more at our carbon neutral launch event!

 

......Watch the webinar......

 

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Take a tour! With our NEW interactive online showroom. Walk around the showroom and browse our collections. Something of interest? Simply click through to the relevant website page for more photos, CAD files and specifications. It won't be long before Clerkenwell is buzzing with energy again but for now, feel free to browse from your WFH.

 

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Concentration. Privacy. Space.

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Although many can't wait to get back to the workplace, there will surely still remain a desire from employees for a little privacy, space and a sense of security. Create those workable spaces with high backed seating, positions which face outwards, enclosed booths which still allow fresh air to circulate and larger booths which may be used by one person for the moment yet can adapt to a future which looks more familiar. We've collected together some examples to inspire you!

 

 

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Take a tour! With our NEW interactive online showroom. Walk around the showroom and browse our collections. Something of interest? Simply click through to the relevant website page for more photos, CAD files and specifications. It won't be long before Clerkenwell is buzzing with energy again but for now, feel free to browse from your WFH.

 

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New catalogue and price list.

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Last year saw the launch of a number of exciting new products including BEE modular which have now been incorporated into our NEW catalogue for 2021.


We've also added in a couple of new features to make it easy for you to navigate with the addition of icons to identify products which can be easily adapted through our Tailoring Service and also some detailed explanation about our sustainability credentials, something which has always been at the heart of everything we do.


The additional new products have also been added into the Davison Highley Price List 2021. You should have received your copy already but if not please request your copy using the link below. We're delighted to be able to maintain our prices from 2020 without any increases and as a British Designer and Manufacturer using local suppliers we remove any risk to you from fluctuating shipping costs and potentially lengthy lead times..

 

Download the Davison Highley CATALOGUE 2021

 

Request your Davison Highley PRICE LIST 2021

 

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Check out our latest pinterest board embracing the positivity and strength of the Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 -  Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Grey.

 

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luxurious. tailored. sustainable.

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As we head into the first full week of Lockdown 2.0 we send all our clients and friends the warmest regards to stay safe through these challenging times. Our teams are currently working from home or safely distanced in our Covid secure workshop, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or simply a chat!

As many employees continue to work from home, workplaces are remaining agile, adapting and repurposing their spaces to ensure they are both Covid secure but also welcoming and reassuring spaces. Extensive upholstered furniture is something which continues to be of interest, particularly with clients looking for luxurious, comfortable pieces so they can make the very best use of their space.

Our tailoring and bespoke design services are a great solution for this, not just in practical terms to optimise your space but also as an opportunity to bring a more luxurious finish to the project whilst keeping to budget. In addition all our furniture is manufactured with sustainability in mind, so we can help you meet your projects environmental accreditations. Find out more by viewing our Understanding sustainability standards of workplace furniture webinar here
 
We've collected together a few of our favourites to inspire you! Get in touch to find out more.
 

 

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DESIGN PREVIEW
Here's what else is coming up! A sneak peek of another new product we are developing.

During 2020 we've proud to have launched some exciting new products, such as BEE and PLIA which have given our clients new opportunities for flexible workplaces. Our latest project promises to bring the comfort of upholstered furniture and yet the cut away at the top gives you a hint of the mobility this new product will bring. Coming soon!

 

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Toby Davison
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Understanding sustainability standards

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On Thursday 15th October weheld our inaugural webinar where we be explored the topic of sustainability accreditations, in the context of workplace furniture, and how to navigate them with industry expert James Bell, Dragonfly Sustainability. James has been working with Davison Highley for many years helping us realise our own sustainability goals in terms of manufacturing procedures and opportunities.

"Both across the furniture supply chain and broader commercial interiors sector, sustainability certification has become an increasingly established feature in demonstrating and promoting environmental and social benefits. Although, at the same time, this has led to a proliferation of schemes, creating confusion and complexity with regard to the specific sustainability objectives targeted by these standards. In this webinar we will examine and demystify these certification schemes, whilst offering practical guidance to enable you to make empowered decisions on your sustainability requirements.” James Bell, Dragonfly Sustainability.
 

 

View the video here

 

 

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Our  newly updated Clerkenwell showroom, featuring the recently launched products BEE and Plia is now open for appointments only. Contact us to arrange a meeting or book a Zoom call to discuss your project.

 

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Toby Davison
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Adapting and managing change.

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It’s been a unique 6 months, a transformation on so many levels for all of us. One of our Account Managers, Caroline Atack has taken some time to consider what those changes have meant to both her and Davison Highley, whilst reflecting on industry demands and trends.

“At the end of the day the one thing I am really missing is human contact and it’s a real treat to have scheduled appointments now at our Clerkenwell showroom. Bouncing ideas off each other, interaction. I think where people can work at home they probably still will and then just come to the office when they need to work together as a team, in a focussed and mindful way. Meanwhile we remain open minded to stay connected wherever we can.”

 

Read more over on LINKEDIN

 

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The new BEE modular system from Davison Highley is now available at our Clerkenwell showroom through appointment only. Want to find out more? Get in touch with our Account Management team.

 

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Toby Davison
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Sustainability Matters

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Whilst concerns for hygiene and the re-working of the workplace remains top of the agenda for many businesses, we are also seeing clients adopting a more mindful approach to purchasing where consideration is rightly given to sustainability credentials.

It's a topic which has been central to Davison Highley since our family business was created. Our circular approach effects every step we take from utilising a local supply chain, developing products to maximise resources and add value, through to the re-use of ex-showroom furniture and production off cuts within local community projects.

Whilst we're extremely proud of our accreditations, in essence they are a natural consequence of the practises we have in place across the business. Those processes and our integrity is putting us in a good place to weather the current challenges and continue to serve our clients with a timely, reliable and sustainable service.

Find out more using the links below or get in touch with our Account Management team.

 

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Toby Davison
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Introducing Plia

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Introducing Plia.
Due to be launched during Clerkenwell Design Week and now readily available, the new PLIA sofa range brings luxurious comfort to your workspace, with soft seat and backs, additional scatter cushions and classic looks.

A sofa range that can either be used as separate elements or combined as a modular system combining straight and curved units to create indulgently comfortable seating runs.

Speak with our Account Managers for the latest advice on the most suitable fabric options based upon your own specific requirements. With sustainability always on our mind you can be reassured the majority of our suppliers are based in the UK and less than 40 miles from our workshop in High Wycombe.

 

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Suitable for front of house, breakout, social & reception areas, the soft seating sofa collection PLIA is available to order now, take a closer look on our website or contact our Account Management team to find out more.

 

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We've been overwhelmed with the response since launching BEEmodular last month, download your design guide for the new furniture collection here. Create a cohesive and flexible layout combining seating, tables, privacy screens and even planting. 

 

 

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Toby Davison
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New Product Launch

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NEW from DAVISON HIGHLEY

Introducing the BEE collection, a modern take on the classic modular system which recognises the increasingly agile requirements of workplace. Futureproof and incorporating work elements such as tables, technology, planting and mobility, the new range incorporates 4 options; BEEmodular, BEEsettled, BEEworking and BEEcollaborative.

Elements can be combined effortlessly, with the reassurance our robust linking system will hold them firmly in position, until you are ready to reconfigure the elements should the needs of the workplace evolve. Create natural and safe divisions with panels or take a biophillic approach with planter units incorporated into the design.

Create a cohesive design scheme for your workplace.

 

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Chat with our Account Management team to find out more and request your inspiration pack for BEE.

 

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Toby Davison
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Here for you

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First and foremost, we send wishes of good health to all our clients, colleagues and friends.

On the 13th May we will resume production at our workshops in Buckinghamshire. We welcome back a reduced number of staff into our re-configured factory and offices. Over the coming days we will introduce back more of our staff as we safely build back up our production following the government guidelines for safe working.
 
Our customer service team will be in touch to discuss all orders. Where able we will deliver orders straight away, alternatively we will hold your order free of charge until you can accept it. We have full stock levels and can offer our regular lead times for our standard collection, tailored and bespoke products immediately.
 
Davison Highley will support all our customers  in every way possible, please let us know how we can help you during this challenging time.
 
Contact us on 01494 881912 or email magic@davisonhighley.co.uk

 

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Space Inspiration

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First and foremost, we send wishes of good health to all our clients, colleagues and friends.

As we all await advice in the coming week from the government on our collective return to the workplace, there is plenty of thought leadership into how the new workplace is going to shape up. One thing is for certain, it will look different for us all. From flexible work patterns, increased hygiene stations, removal of hot desking or even the addition of workpods we are sure to see the very best of creativity. We've curated some Space Inspiration for you below if you need to design in more social distancing.

With all raw materials coming from within a 50 mile radius of our High Wycombe workshop we can be nimble to respond as soon as we have the reassurances it is safe to do so for our employees.

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The red sofa.
We've probably all been seeing more of this sofa over recent weeks! Although most of our projects are for workplace, we do also work with production companies on some of the major TV shows. We're particularly proud of the iconic red sofa which we manufactured earlier this year before lockdown. It's based upon the Buzz Collection with some customisation as developed with the client.

 

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Space inspiration.
Need to encourage some social distancing? Get inspired with this selection of seating; reception area seating from Cristiana, private booth seating with Skylon, flexible stools for extra perch spots with Bertie or banquette seating with the three seater Boulevard available at a convenient 1800mm width or even incorporate arm breaks for intuitive spacing.

 

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Coronavirus statement

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As a family run business nothing is more important to us at Davison Highley than the people we work with, whether staff, clients or suppliers, our first thought is always for the health and wellbeing of every individual. During this period we are actively working to limit how the Covid-19 virus is impacting both the business and our people.

This week we have followed the instructions of our Prime Minister and asked our team to stay home and stay safe. Pausing production and temporarily closing our Clerkenwell showroom were difficult decisions but we will resume as soon as possible in line with government advice. Our Sales, Admin and Design teams are all working from home; processing orders- ready to move into production as soon as it recommences, working with our suppliers to ensure that our orders will be ready as soon as we need them and everyone is on hand to help as normal, so keep in touch with your usual contact.

Our financial standing has never been stronger and as a wholly owned family business we pride ourselves on straight talking, being fair and will be working hard with our supply chain to meet our client needs. Our business planning in recent weeks has served us well and we have good stock levels; our timber stores are at an all-time high, likewise our parts and fittings.

We want to reassure our clients that any order you have placed or are planning on placing will be fulfilled to the best of our ability. Manufacturing production is primed and ready so we can return to normality as soon as this isolation period is over, any orders placed whilst we are waiting to restart production will be processed up to manufacture stage and will result in shortened lead times. We will of course continue to update you as the situation evolves.

Our social media is being regularly updated and we’re going to be putting additional work into our Pinterest page; please take a look if you’re working on a new project or let us know if you need help to develop an existing project, we’re here to help.

We recognise this is a difficult time for us all professionally and personally and we would like to take this opportunity to offer our support in any way we can. Our sales team are working from home and always available to answer questions, discuss products and help with projects.

 

Kind Regards

Toby Davison
Managing director

 

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Elements

PROD Elements

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● Soft modular seating range with accompanying table & planter elements.

● Suitable for office, educational, breakout & collaboration areas.

● Upholstery finishes are available from our fabric bands.

● Black nylon glides.

● Seat and back constructed from engineered layers of CMHR foam.

● Planters supplied with plastic liners.

● This design can be altered as a bespoke option.

Elements is an innovative modular system; integrating chairs, sofas, ottos, tables and planters. Transcending traditional linear configurations and paving the way for organic, flowing spaces, each piece is designed to be easily reconfigured, allowing spaces to evolve with unparalleled flexibility.

Inspiration has been drawn from the beauty of the chalk streams near our High Wycombe home, where crystal-clear waters meander through clusters of interconnected stones, fostering rich, thriving ecosystems. This natural habitat has informed our design philosophy, encouraging a symbiosis between form, function, and the environment.

In a testament to Davison Highley's dedication to sustainable practices, Elements utilises offcut materials from other projects in its construction. This not only minimizes waste but also underscores a commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Reed

PROD Reed

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● Tub-chair range.

● Suitable for front of house, breakout, social & reception areas.

● Upholstery finishes are available from our fabric bands.

● Option of low glides, turned tapered solid timber legs in a range of finishes or upholstered plinth.

● Seat and back constructed from engineered layers of CMHR foam.

Reed effortlessly combines a timeless elegance with contemporary design in the form of a curvaceous tub chair.

Inspired by the delicate beauty of the natural landscape, its gracefully sculpted arms are reminiscent of feathery reed flowers perched on slender, resilient stalks—symbolizing Reed’s sturdy build and exceptional quality, alongside comfort and sleek contours.

Just as reed beds in nature provide crucial habitats for wildlife, clusters of Reed chairs cultivate meaningful spaces within the workplace, fostering environments where creativity and collaboration can flourish.

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