Commencing this year on 22nd May, one of the industry’s most prominent events – Clerkenwell Design Week – will draw top names and brands to gather in London’s hot hub of interior design, Clerkenwell.
Now in its ninth year, the festival has become widely renowned for reflecting the unique and vibrant nature of this inner-city design district, and playing host to a plethora of design-led fringe events, showroom presentations, workshops, talks and public-facing installations. Activities will run over a three-day period, from 22nd – 24th May and follow a distinct trail north to south, from Spa Fields down to Farringdon.
Who, where and what?
Alongside the insightful talks and fantastic fringe events, there are two key elements to keep an eye on during Clerkenwell Design Week: the showrooms and the exhibitions.
Forever bustling with busy design-lovers, a myriad of local resident showrooms will open their doors during May’s event, and provide a stimulating array of new products and inspirational designs. The key kitchen and bathroom showrooms already planning for the public’s arrival, include:
As well a stunning showrooms, Clerkenwell Design Week would scarcely stand to be without its stream of inspiring exhibitions; each of which is hosted in a distinctive space, and is handily linked by a route running through the centre of EC1. This year’s exhibitions, from north to south, include:
And while the focus will of course be on the cool and contemporary new designs sprouting from various brands across the district, Clerkenwell Design Week itself has also undergone a makeover, by graphics company Made Up. Charles William, the mind behind Made Up studio, explains Clerkenwell’s new branding: “The idea for the CDW identity is to represent the various strands of the creative community coming together in one place – an abstract representation of Clerkenwell Design Week. We strived to create something architectural in feel, but without being too explicitly focused on any one strand of design.”
For more information about the events and exhibitors at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, keep an eye out for our regular updates and exclusive sneak peaks…
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