Deadgood Residency

Following on from their London residency, for two weeks Newcastle based Deadgood will be residing at Workpattern on Newcastle’s Quayside; showcasing a carefully curated selection of products from their cutting edge collection of modern British furniture, lighting and interior accessories.

New products on show will include Harvey Modular, the Tree Table, the Tyneside Lounger and Woody, alongside some familiar favourites in striking new finishes. They’ll also be showcasing items from the 2015 Accessories Collection.

Find out more including details of their evening reception on 23 April  here

The showroom is open weekdays only.

24th April – 7th May

The Deadgood Residency
Workpattern
5 Queen Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3UG

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Bierrex smoke and tap house is the first in our series highlighting well designed spaces, and the latest Newcastle offering from the De Giorgi family. As to be expected, Bierrex lives up to the excellent design of their other establishments including Alvinos, Secco, intermezzo, Popolo, Paradiso, 9Bar Coffee and dAt bAr.
Formerly Popolo Bar, the space has been totally redesigned by Joe De Giorgi who collaborated with Xsite architecture, Dirty hands Co, and RASKL design studio to create a truly bespoke interior.
As you enter Bierrex your eye is immediately drawn to the central bar, produced by RASKL design studio and crafted from Siberian larch and black Valchromat. At the centre of the bar is an ‘Altar of Beer’, featuring 30 craft beers on tap.

‘The site is a corner site and therefore has lots of natural light and we wanted to capitalise on this and use light natural materials’ said Joe. ‘We wanted a contrast to the dark colours used in most bars and to echo the craft and artisan elements of the beers and menu to create symbiosis across all elements of the venue and ensure we were offering the right food in the right space.’

Inspiration for the project came from a visit to Torst bar in New York. ‘The mix of white marble, wood and brass, and both new and reclaimed materials worked so well in the space’ states Joe.

‘Our aim with Bierrex was minimal interference with the beer, food and materials to create a holistic experience.’

This use of natural materials is evident in the warm wood tones of the Siberian larch bar which are echoed in the parquet flooring, tapered table bases and slatted curved benches also made by RASKL design studio. ‘RASKL have a very unique approach and are really passionate about new materials, innovations and construction techniques. We have the same vocab for discussing design ideas and they’re a pleasure to work with’.

These craft elements, are complimented by strong graphic details including signage and large wall murals,– thanks to Dirty Hands Co.

‘Dirty Hands Co have worked all over the world and bring a wealth of new ideas to every project they work on. This is the third venue we’ve collaborated on with them and they’re always great to work with.’

The light and airy feel of the bar upstairs is contrasted by the Poison Cabinet basement bar below. The basement bar features black valchromat furniture throughout with subtle larch detailing and mock cleavers for door handles in polished stainless steel.

‘We have so much home grown talent here in the North East that are now working all over the world, so it’s great to be working with them on local projects and great to be able to see them enjoying the bar afterwards!

Bierrex smoke and tap house, 82 Pilgrim street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JN
www.bierrex.com
www.xsitearchitecture.co.uk
www.dirtyhandsco.com
www.raskl.co.uk

HG DESIGN AWARDS

Design Event are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2015 Homes and Gardens design awards in the category of ‘Backer of British Design’. Previous winners have included Karin Beate Phillips managing director of the European Design Group and Norman Tempest of Royal Stafford.

Joining Design Event on the shortlist are The New Craftsmen and Soane Britain. Winners will be announced in the April issue of Homes and Gardens magazine.

We are also delighted to see Daniel Schofield shortlisted in the ‘Use of materials’ category for his Tarnish Range. Daniel launched his Tarnish Range with Design Event at the London Design Festival in 2014.

A full list of nominees can be found on the Homes and Gardens blog here.

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We couldn’t bring you the 2017 Northern Design Festival without the support of our partners. This year’s festival is supported by the following organisations, all of which champion great design.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions and develops art and culture across the country, investing public money to help bring great art and culture to everyone. This year’s Northern Design Festival is supported by Arts Council England and we are also working with the following partners.

Festival partners

Newcastle College 

Newcastle College delivers art and design courses in its purpose built Mandela Building, where students have access to first class facilities including fully equipped design studios; a ceramics studio; inspiring drawing, painting and sculpture studios; a dedicated art and design library and resource area; fully equipped wood and metal workshops with CNC and laser cutting facilities; and a screen printing studio.

JUMP

JUMP is a full-service creative agency based here in the North East. As well as creating the identity for this year’s Northern Design Festival, they have worked with clients including the National Trust, the People’s Theatre and NE1.

Cleveland College of Art and Design

Cleveland College of Art and Design offers unique creative degrees supported by the highest quality of teaching and a community in which to develop as a successful artist or designer. Their unique, extensive, dedicated facilities provide students with the best opportunity to excel.

Newcastle Arts Centre

Newcastle Arts Centre Limited was founded as an arts development company in 1981. Since then it has brought back to use a group of nine abandoned buildings in the city centre, including our Festival venue The Assembly House, and has provided home for dozens of arts related companies. Newcastle Arts Centre now has 89,000 visitors a year, making it one of the most active independent arts centres in England.

Crafts Council
The Crafts Council has been supporting makers for over four decades. Their new programme is a bespoke offer of day-long or half-day learning opportunities throughout the country. Workshops strike a balance between information-led and practical training, always in a friendly, open atmosphere that encourages discussion and informal networking.

RIBA

RIBA champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture. RIBA North East acts as a co-ordinating body between chartered architects, allied building professionals and the public in the North East. The overarching aim is the advancement of architecture and the delivery of high standards of design and fitness for purpose within the built environment.

Durham Gin

This small-batch craft distillery creates hand-crafted spirits using traditional methods, for people who care about the provenance, quality, and craft of the products they consume.

Potts Print 

Potts Print (UK) delivers carbon balanced lithographic and customised digital print services to the UK & Europe from its HQ in Cramlington, Northumberland.

Ryder

Ryder’s goal is simple – to improve the quality of the world around us and, in doing so, improve people’s lives.  An approach embedded in the origins of Ryder which remains a touchstone today.

Design NOW symposium partners

Northern Design Centre

A dedicated space for creative and design-led businesses in the North East, the Northern Design Centre will host Design NOW, our inspiring design symposium.

Different

Different are a creative marketing group, specialising in brand, insight and digital marketing services. Different believe that working together, we make a difference; because nobody knows everything, but together we know a lot. Different solve complex business problems, through collaboration and smart thinking.  Headquartered in Newcastle, clients include Sky, L’Oreal and Sage.

G.F. Smith

G.F. Smith paper merchants was founded in 1885 by George Frederick Smith, a man with a singular passion for paper who sought out the finest manufacturers of his day. Today, G.F. Smith retains his passion for paper and its possibilities.

Design Source Partners

Abercrombies

Established in 1986, Abercrombies undertake interior design and decoration projects in commercial and residential areas and sectors. The Jesmond showroom is an unrivalled source of both historical and contemporary fabrics and wall coverings.

Cool Blue

This multi-award winning, integrated marketing agency believe that great design improves everything and have designed brands and campaigns for Barker & Stonehouse, Matthew Williamson, Huntsman and Story Homes, amongst others.

NBS

NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution. Combining world leading technology with expert knowledge, NBS is trusted to help construction industry professionals make the best project decisions.

RASKL

RASKL use their wealth of experience in design, furniture making and engineering to create bespoke design-led furniture, products and 3D solutions. Each highly unique and beautiful product is manufactured in-house.  

Architects Breakfast Partner

BoConcept

BoConcept have been designing and manufacturing furniture for more than 60 years, meaning that they respect heritage, but understands how vital it is to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. They have an outlet in Newcastle’s Fenwick’s department store with experienced professional interior designers.

A huge thank you to all of our partners who have helped to make this year’s Northern Design Festival possible.