Clerkenwell Design Week

Although the spring may feel a million years from the bleak, failed-resolution-strewn tundra of early February; preparations are already well under way for May’s Clerkenwell Design Week in central London.

Clerkenwell Design Week banner
Clerkenwell Design Week banner

Now in its third year, the event takes advantage of the area’s wealth of design showrooms, graphic and interactive design studios and more than 200 architectural practices.

Among the showrooms throwing open their carefully-crafted doors are Ahrend, Allemuir, The Atkinson Group, Bene, B Loose, Bulo, Boss Design, Cassina, Cappellini, Desso, Forbo, Haworth, Humanscale, InterfaceFlor, Koleksiyon, Kusch + Co, Milliken, Moroso, Orangebox, Poltrona Frau, Steelcase, TOTO and Vitra.

Dornbracht at the Farmilow Building last year
Dornbracht at the Farmilow Building last year

As well as showcasing their wares, the festival will also play host to a series of talks and installations.

We’re particularly excited about Aberrant Architecture’s contribution. The design studio is creating a tiny travelling pop-up theatre that will whip up the crowd into a dramatic frenzy for the duration of the festival.

Jaguar at the Farmiloe Building last year
Jaguar at the Farmiloe Building last year

Meanwhile, the Farmiloe Building on St John’s Street and former subterranean Victorian prison The House of Detention will be opening their doors to the public. Among the exhibitors in these spaces will be Anglepoise, Assemblyroom, Bark Furniture, Dare Studio, Evil Robot Design, Ligne Roset, Material Lab, Morgan Furniture, Muuto, Young & Norgate and Zeitraum. 

Clerkenwell Design Week runs from 22-24 May. For more information visit www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

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