Each week, we bring you something a little bit different from the last, whether it be the latest design news, a classic design revisited, a recent exhibition or trip or an exclusive guest edit from an influential designer or blogger. Remember, we love to hear your feedback, so why not let us know what you think about our blog posts by email or Twitter? Enjoy!
Sheffield Design Week
We’re delighted to be partnering with Sheffield’s premier design event, Sheffield Design Week, this June.
Running from 23 – 29 June, Sheffield Design Week is a city-wide programme of events that aims to celebrate design in all its forms. It acts as a collaborative platform to increase the awareness and appreciation of design, while bringing a fresh audience to the design scene. The seven-day festival will host an array of local, national and international design, architectural and creative names and will showcase all disciplines of design, from architecture to product design and more. There will be an exciting programme of events, including exhibitions, workshops, talks, design conferences, installations, product launches, open studios and walking trials throughout the week, so keep an eye on the Sheffield Design Week events page for all the details!
We’re thrilled to be a major part of the event and to celebrate we’ll be hosting an Open Week at our Sheffield showroom from Tuesday 24 – Monday 30 June where there will be a selection of drinks and nibbles on offer throughout the week. In addition to this, we’ll also be holding two exclusive In Store Sale Preview days where you’ll be able to shop our collection at the reduced Summer Sale prices before anyone else! To take advantage of this opportunity pop over to the Nest.co.uk showroom on Saturday 28 and Monday 30 June between 10am and 5pm.
Discover the Nest team’s top events below – we hope to see you there!
Yorkshire in Yellow
As Yorkshire counts down to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France this Summer, the Millennium Gallery will debut a major new display inspired by the Tour’s most iconic symbol – the Maillot Jaune, the Tour’s yellow jersey.
31 May – 7 September 2014 at the Millennium Gallery
Brutal and Beautiful: Saving the Twentieth Century
From cathedrals and private houses to printing works and art galleries, this exhibition by English Heritage celebrates the post-war era and its finest listed buildings, with a special emphasis on the north of England.
23 – 29 June 2014 at Park Hill
I Like it. What is it? Anthony Burrill
Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, and has been exhibited in galleries around the world. Check out his latest prints at this exclusive exhibition. This film, below, by Andrew Telling, outlines the thinking behind Anthony’s latest book, ‘I like it. What is it?’.
21 June – 9 August 2014 at the Made North Gallery
Beat the Architect LEGO Competition
See if you can ‘Beat the Architect’ in the Love Architecture competition held at the LEGO store in Meadowhall. Watch architects race to build a model against the clock and then see if you can beat their time to win a fabulous prize! Children and parents both welcome.
22 June 2014 11:30am – 4:00pm at the LEGO store in Meadowhall
Oh Sweet City
The recent collaboration between The Sheffield Honey Company and creative studio DED sets to delight both tongue and eye. The exquisite new, locally produced ‘urban honey’ is to be housed in a limited edition pot in the form of the iconic ex-towers at Tinsley – a power pot of gold, for a sweet city summer.
23 June 2014 7pm – 9:30pm at 99 Mary Street