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POSTPONED Wood Work #01 with Adam Brinkworth

Event
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 1–1.30pm

We are sorry to announce that this event is POSTPONED until January 2021.

 

Wood Work is the Building Centre's new online lunch-time talks series, featuring international designers and their wood inspired projects. 

First project of the series is London Selfriges' timber skateboarding park – The Bowl – presented by its creator Adam Brinkworth. Adam is the founder of Brinkworth Design and, more recently, one of our Conversations about Climate Change design competition judges. 

Please register here to attend. We will send you a webinar link the day before the event.

 

About The Bowl

Unconventionally positioned within the main retail space of the Selfridges menswear department in Central London, Brinkworth and The Mighty-Mighty designed the world’s first fully enclosed skate bowl in 2018. The sculptural, vessel-like installation pays homage to the original travelling skate park structures of the 1970’s, and is formed using a continuous 360-degree timber exoskeleton. The underside of the bowl remains exposed – celebrating its engineering and construction – while above a cocoon of framework adds to structural integrity and keeps skaters safely contained. Read more here.

 

About Adam Brinkworth

Adam Brinkworth is CEO of Brinkworth, working directly with design teams on the creative content of projects as well as fulfilling the executive role. Adam graduated from Wolverhampton University in 1988 with a BA First Class Honours in Furniture Design, followed by an MA in Furniture Design at the RCA. That year Deyan Sudjic nominated Adam ‘Furniture Designer Of The Year’ at New Designers graduate show, after which he established the company. Adam’s furniture background - and his almost accidental transition into Interior Design - brought a fresh approach to the field. By taking responsibility for the entire process: from design, through build, and beyond to the maintenance, Adam fostered an end-to-end ethos that grew at the very heart of Brinkworth. Based within a workshop rather than an atelier, Adam’s hands-on approach brought authenticity and practicality to the design work, whilst his long-term relationships with key clients built a rich expertise in commerciality and the desire for next-level client-service. Adam’s focus on these key skills continues to inspire the company 30 years later and runs through everything that Brinkworth does.  

 

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